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Re: Orange weaver picture

Posted by Stacy on 6/12/05
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    Oh... So true. I have an albino cockatiel and a couple partial-
    white finches. Thay are currently turning PINK because of the
    coloured pellet diet I feed them mixed with the seeds.

    On 6/12/05, Michael L wrote:
    > On 6/12/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    >> Whoops, sorry I forgot the picture, i guess it jsut flew
    >> over my head :)
    > Nice picture, Kitty.
    > The reason many captive birds do not achieve the colors of
    > birds found in nature may have to do with diet and environment.
    > In it's natural state, a bird has the ability to pick and
    > choose foods that maintain his health and, in this case, his
    > colors.
    > In captivity, birds are at the mercy of what their keepers
    > provide. And some dietary needs are difficult, if not
    > impossible, to duplicate as the bird who has a variety and free
    > choice of food. Also, lighting plays a role in color
    > deveopment.
    > Michael L