I was going to suggest the "free" foods available right outside
your door but Michael beat me to it. I feed chickweed, dandelion
greens and the seed heads every day when they're available. My
animals love it, both avian & reptilian. It really saves me
money on veggies. You could also make a small garden and grow a
few things too. It's fun and, again, very cheap food source.
On 6/04/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 6/04/05, Emma wrote:
>> I was wondering, as someone who has a good deal of birds
>> themselves, how much greenstuff should I be feeding them?
>> There's 2 Barrabands, approx 13 'tiels (+8 chicks), 5
>> quail, 6 canaries, 6 'rumps (+5 chicks) and 7 Bourkes'.
>> How much greenstuff should I be aiming to put out (if
>> possible) and how often?
> I'm sure Linda would agree that 'ideally,' green foods should
> be offered daily, if possible. But if that is stretching the
> budget 3 or more times a week would suffice.
> And since you do live in the countryside, there are many
> natural greens that you could harvest such as chickweed
> (which you've mentioned) dandelion greens, seed heads from
> the wild grasses, etc.
> Granted it is more work, but it would cost you nothing but
> your time.
> Michael L