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Re: softbill FOOD HELP

Posted by Lauren on 3/25/05
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    On 3/24/05, Andrew wrote:
    > 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.
    hi andrew
    thank you for sharing. i use to feed them feast insectivore
    also, but they seems to eat all the mazuri first and barely
    touch the feast. so i stop with the feast. you feed your birds
    three different food, do they eat it all at the same time, or
    sort out there favorite first and least last. how do you solve
    this problem. i keep refilling the mazuri pellets, afraid that
    they would not like(eat) the feast and starve to death.
    thanks again for your advice.