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Re: Needing some info!

Posted by Laurie on 10/06/04
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    Extremely helpful. I'm doing a lot of homework on differant
    species. The Jardine is in my top 5 gaining on top 2! Mostly for
    its independance. I have no problem with their special diet though.
    Thanks again, Laurie

    On 10/06/04, Michael L wrote:

    > On 10/06/04, Carmen from South Dakota wrote:
    >> Michael L, you make me want one! Any suggestions on good books
    >> or sites to learn more?
    >> Carmen
    >> On 10/05/04, Michael L wrote:
    >>> On 10/05/04, Laurie wrote:
    >>>> Are the Jardine Parrotts very kind birds? I understand they
    >>>> are very sweet and do not require an exceptional amount of
    >>>> care. Can anyone help with their temperment and their diet.
    >>>> Thanks, Laurie
    >>> Laurie,
    >>> Funny you should bring up the Jardine. I have a baby in the
    >>> nest right now. Actually, I keep the Lesser Jardine.
    >>> As already been mentioned, any bird is going to require time,
    >>> commitment and care.
    >>> But I will say of all the Africans, the Jardines are
    >>> exceptionally quiet. Quiet to the point you don't know they
    >>> are around. They will entertain themselves for hours on end
    >>> with toys. You may also find them flat on their back on the
    >>> bottom of the cage and you think they've died, but it's just
    >>> how they play and sometimes sleep.
    >>> Their diet is much like other hookbills. Fresh greens,
    >>> vegetables, cooked bean mix, pellets and seed are staples.
    >>> The one thing that has been mentioned, but not actually
    >>> documented in clinical study, is the fact that they have a
    >>> higher need for Vitamin A enriched foods. So dark greens,
    >>> sweet potatoes/yams, carrots, red pepper and broccoli are
    >>> high on the list with them.
    >>> Their talking ability is more bird specific rather than
    >>> species. Some are better than others.
    >>> They are affectionate, but like most Africans, can be
    >>> selective in their acceptance and tolerance of certain people.
    >>> They have a nice size to them and they have often been
    >>> referred to as the Amazon of the Africans.
    >>> Hope this helps some?
    >>> Michael L