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Re: Orange weaver picture

Posted by Patricia E Wheeler on 6/23/05
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    On 6/14/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    > On 6/12/05, Stacy wrote:
    >> 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
    > Thanks Michael, i cannot wait see my weaver fluff up so big, lol.
    > I also want him to be red not orange, natural colors are what i am
    > into. I also heard that orangew eavers can become yellow, how is
    > that possible?