Re: How long?/Robin
Posted by Rowena on 7/29/05
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!!