> I'm going to try to remain calm when I say this, but when I
> read this I couldn't believe my eyes.
> Oil, of ANY kind, is the number one enemy when applied to
> feathers on ANY bird in this world.
> Oil compromises the integrity of what a feather is designed
> to do. It takes away the protective and insulating value
> that the bird requires.
> Have you never seen, read or heard the the documentaries
> where water fowl die when oil spills invade their water
> territories? Surely you've seen the birds being washed with
> detergent to get the residual oil off of their feathers.
> Many die because it is too late for them.
> NEVER, EVER APPLY OIL DIRECTLY TO YOUR BIRD! Your hair and
> scalp are nothing in comparison to the feathers of a bird.
> Red Palm oil is very useful and beneficial for dietary
> enhancement with birds. Use it as the oil in your bird bread.
> Mix it with the bean or rice mixture you make when it is
> made and still warm. This helps to distribute it over the
> food. Mix some into a small amount of seed and serve it to
> your birds. Lightly steam some veggies for them and mix it
> with them when they are warm. The options are endless.
> The fact that you refer to your birds as "fids" implies that
> you have lost the concept that they are birds and not humans.
> Please give them the respect and understanding that they
> deserve as animals and NOT humans.
> And for Grey Lady, I'm appalled that you found nothing out
> sorts with this method since you dole out information as if
> you are an avian diva. God help the birds in both your care.