On 4/17/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 4/17/05, angie wrote:
>> My guys get pieces of bananas,apples,pine nute a walnut and
>> pistachios in the morning.Oh and cabbage sometimes too.
>> Afternoon,usually fresh yellow and red peppers sliced with cherry
>> tomatoes.Onse in a while a few pieces of grilled cheees sandwich as
>> a treat.And whatever I have for lunch if its healthy for my guys.
>> Supper is,green beans,corn,broccolli spears,cailiflower,baby
>> carrots,butternut squash.I also give my guys blueberries and a few
>> fruits,not to keen on the fruit thing cuze of all the sugars.
>> My guys get pieces of steak and many other things.
>> So thats why I dont think my babies need pellets.
> You had me up till the steak! The reason I asked is that I too raise
> Africans and I do wean my birds on to pellets. Their first foods are
> fresh foods, then pellets come in second.
> I do this for several reasons. Once accustomed to pellets, most
> birds will eat anything. Once accustomed to seed, it's tough to get
> them to like pellets. I do feed seed, but not as a staple of the
> But once out of my home, I have no control over what someone does,
> and I've learned that the best, heartfelt promises of a varied diet
> often fall by the wayside. Cooking and preparing for birds is a big
> task and unfortunately, not everyone will continue it.
> So pellets at least give them a more nutrient rich diet if their only
> choices are pellets and seed.
> Good luck with your new bird.
> Michael L
Im a pretty new bird owner,been owned by my guys for 3 years now.
Mt B&G is 10 y/o and my Greenwing is 19 y/o.
Ive been on the bird boards for about that time too.And ive read many
things about pellets,the good the bad(mostly bad).Ive tried the Zupreem
fruit ones,then read that theres sugar in them.They did like them.
The others they just wont try.
I will keep the baby on them though.I just read so much stuff,its gets
Oh and about the steak,they only get a lil piece once in a while.
They love chicken bones too.