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.