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Re: softbill FOOD HELP

Posted by Andrew on 3/24/05
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    On 3/22/05, lauren wrote:
    > i have birds that fall into the category of Carnivorous
    > Omnivores(laughing thrush) and insectivore(shama). what is
    > the best food out there to feed these guys. right now i
    > feed the laughing thrush a 50/50 mixture of mazuri
    > insectivore plus mazuri small bird maintenance, as for the
    > shama only mazuri insectivore. off course insects also.
    > any recommendation on a particular food out there would be
    > appreciate. im trying to find the best best food out there
    > to offer to my bird. dont get me wrong mazuri is good too.
    > just want to hear other hoobyist opinion on what they feed
    > their birds and the result.
    > thanks in advance.

    Hi Lauren,

    I too feed my birds mazuri. But I mixed them with Feast
    Insectivorous from the BirdCare Company and Orlux....Insect
    Patee....and of course live food...in term of variety. Over
    the years I found this combination work really well for me.
    I know that feeding just mazuri and some life food will be
    fine for your softbill birds. But like all thing....I
    believed in the wild.....birds have a variety to pick and
    choose. So my mixture of all three plus live food.....I
    think tend to be the best for my birds. When given this
    mixture. I notice they are more lively.....sing more...have
    an exceptional plumage.