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Re: senegals

Posted by Michael L on 12/23/04
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    On 12/23/04, Robin P. wrote:
    > On 12/23/04, maxine wrote:
    >> my senegals will only eat vegetables plus seed, they won't
    >> touch fruit is this o k or should they be eating fruit as
    >> well. anyone got any idea s
    >
    > Fruit is not a huge neccesity as it is high in sugar,which
    > can be bad for your bird.Some things like apples and grapes
    > can cause bad diarrhea too.Fruit is really more of a treat
    > thing.
    > If he's eating alot of veggies that's actually better.My
    > Sennies always loved a good bean mix,warm and cooked,they'd
    > make a mess with it but they ate alot as well.

    I'm with Robin on this one. The fruit is more of a treat and
    not really necessary. Although if you haven't tried cut up
    oranges with the rind, give it a try. All my Senegals will eat
    it and some, even the rind.
    Also, as Robin mentioned, a warm bean mix is an absolute
    favorite. I work in finely chopped vegetable and greens so
    it's extra nutitious and appealing.

    Michael L