This is what my bird Sunny does when I set an unfamiliar object near him.
He's like "OMG what is THAT! AHHH!"
and I'm like "Sunny, it's a goldfish cracker, eat it"
and he's like "AHH! get it away!!!"
and so I take a small bite out of it and say "See? it's FOOD"
and he'll be like, "Oh....cool" and then he'll eat it.
Colored pencil on cardstock.