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Re: softbill FOOD HELP

Posted by Thank you ANDREW on 3/29/05
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    On 3/29/05, Andrew wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    > Hi Lauren,
    >
    > 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......
    thanks andrew for your great advice.