On 6/12/05, Kitty.J wrote:
> Whoops, sorry I forgot the picture, i guess it jsut flew
> over my head :)
Nice picture, Kitty.
The reason many captive birds do not achieve the colors of
birds found in nature may have to do with diet and environment.
In it's natural state, a bird has the ability to pick and
choose foods that maintain his health and, in this case, his
In captivity, birds are at the mercy of what their keepers
provide. And some dietary needs are difficult, if not
impossible, to duplicate as the bird who has a variety and free
choice of food. Also, lighting plays a role in color