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Re: How long?/Robin

Posted by Rowena on 7/29/05
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    On 7/29/05, Robin P. wrote:
    > On 7/29/05, Rowena wrote:
    >> Thanks for replying Robin. We had thought at first that one of
    >> the others had pulled them, but we can't find the feathers
    >> anywhere, even cleaned out the wicker nest they use, still no
    >> feathers. He's eating well, chirping and preening, and still
    >> hopping around his cage, kinda clumsy tho', balance may be off?
    >> Except for the tail issue, seems to be happy and healthy.
    >> Probably bothers me more than him, but don't want to put him
    >> back in with the flight, you know how birds are with one that
    >> looks injured or different. Thanks, Rowena
    > Oh absolutely.It zoomed over my head this was a finch we're
    > talking about.Hard to say really,they do actually have a little
    > faster metabolisms than the bigger birds,so hopefully it will
    > grow back.
    > Adding a little low-fat protein to his diet ought to help,some
    > mealworms or meat,whichever your birds are used to.

    Sounds good. He's one of my newer societies, and the person I had
    got them from had them on a strictly seed diet. We've got them on
    seed, Zupreem fruitblend, sprouted grains, and soaked seed. He'd
    probably go bananas over a little mealworm. I'll definitely give
    that a try. Thanks!!