On 3/25/05, Lauren wrote:
> 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.
Yes, my birds too tend to eat the mazuri first and then the
other two products I've used. I believed that since they are so
use to eating mazuri...that's why they eat it first. But I
believed the other two products I mention is much better for my
birds. Therefore, I mixed all three and they can pick what ever
they want. With finishing all of the feast insectivore....to me
since its a powder form with some dry insects not pellets form
like the mazuri. My birds tend to not finished all of
them ...especially the powder form...but I know they do eat what
the can or like.
As for me Lauren....I change my birds water everyday...and of
course their food everyday. I only feed them what they can eat
within a day.....and the extra I will through them away. To me
food doesn't cost much but the health of your birds is.
Have a wonderful day...and Lauren....keep in mind that what work
for one hobbyist doesn't mean it will work for the other....but
its good to know......