At 11 days old I placed the grate in the bottom of the brooster to cut back on the mess. I did not feel they were old enough for their little feet to have to walk on the grate all of the time, but I wanted to do something about the mess around their food and water. I placed paper towels in the bottom of the brooster everywhere but under the food and water. Now the paper towels will not get into the water causing it to siphon out of the container and the food will not pile up around the feeder and get pooped on. It stays much cleaner and more sanitary. I still change the paper towels several times a day.
The keets will holler when I first pick them up, however if I talk to them most will stop hollering and cock their head looking at me. If I put my arm into the brooster they walk all over it. They are curious and investigate my hand thoroughly. Notice the mirror in the background; the keets love it!
The keets will come when called. I was able to get a snapshot of this keet coming toward me when I called it.