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scully
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:55 am    Post subject: Live food

I saw these dried bugs in a birdstore i go to, being dried i did not buy them. Do you reccomend any bugs, worms etc, even if its for a change.
Would Kakariki's in captivity eat them, i guess i wont know unless i bought some, but is there any suggestions on what live food i could give them. Im in the Uk so, live food here is not easy to get hold of, unless we have anything in our gardens suitable.
I wondered if its worth taking a trip to the tackle shop?
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Steptoe
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject:

A search (block to the left) for words like protien meat live food will bring up these subjects.

Worms, if u place them in a container, wash them, leave over night, wash again...
Kakariki do have a larger 'meat' content than most other parrots...they spend a lot of time in the wild on the forest floor, scratching for insects and grubs

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ksue
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:45 am    Post subject:

Scully my kaks LOVE meal worms......you know the little ones in the container with sawdust you keep them in the frige......a 10gm container normally last a fortnight (and I have 5 birds indoors)......this is the only form of "protien" my guys will eat.......have tryed the chop bone ect and they wont have a bar of it
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Karen
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:03 am    Post subject:

My guys don't like meal worms, every time I've given them to em they taste them & drop them like their tongue has been burnt! Shocked
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scully
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject:

I bought some yesterday! they were not live, but not shucks like the others i saw.

Spice started to tuck in, but they have not finished them up this morning.

I would say he like the raw mince better Laughing
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