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ScooterNScotty
Hyacinth Macaw
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Join date : 2011-05-24
Age : 58
Location : Southern California
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* "Normal" male Green-cheeked Conure
* (hatched 3/2010)

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*male Cape Parrot
*(HD unk ~2008)

Blanco (Caballo Blanco)
*Whitefaced male cockatiel
*(HD unk, found 4/2012)
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PostSubject: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyTue Jul 03, 2012 8:40 pm

We started doing that. We have a yard frequented by Quail, Thrashers, sparrows, Killdeere, house wrens, orioles, hummingbirds and also a bunch of cottontail bunnies and the occasional jackrabbit.

Any reason this would be bad for them? They even clean up the pellets!
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evil chicken
Umbrella Cockatoo
evil chicken

Join date : 2011-05-18
Age : 23
Location : Southern California
My Birds : Sam -cinnamon pied cockatiel
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyTue Jul 03, 2012 10:46 pm

Yeah, I do. I'm certainly not an expert in the field of wild bird feeding, but I think the only hazard you cause for them is that they may become dependent on you for a steady food source. I would think they'd be able to readjust somewhat easily though. We used to buy seed for the wild birds until it became too expensive (they eat a lot, the little flying pigs!); after we stopped a bunch disappeared, but I don't recall many, if any, dying. Certainly it wasn't as big a deal for the little creatures as the crazy weather - that took a ton of house sparrows out.

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Hyacinth Macaw
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Location : San Diego County, California
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyWed Jul 04, 2012 12:29 am

I feed the parrot leftovers to the chickens and goats too. Don't see why it would be bad for the wild birds. Variety's good for everyone.

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dusty
Scarlet Macaw
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Join date : 2011-06-19
Age : 72
Location : near london, ontario canada...out in the country
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyWed Jul 04, 2012 8:37 am

i feed leftovers to the wild birds, i see no problem with it



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Vikki
Scarlet Macaw
Vikki

Join date : 2011-05-19
Age : 54
Location : BLAIRSTOWN NJ
My Birds : Sebastian - 7 yr old Harlequin Macaw
Arthur - 12 yr old Jardines Parrot
Pickle - 16 yr old Hahn's Macaw
Ecko - 26 yr old Hahn's Macaw

Plus the 180+ various bird from finch to Hyacinth at the rescue where I volunteer and live...
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyMon Aug 20, 2012 2:40 pm

Would like to, but can't. Bears. Sad

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zazanomore
Hyacinth Macaw
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 12:17 pm

When I was at my grandparents house, I noticed that my Nona feeds the birds leftover bread. You should see them all waiting for her. Very cute.

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Join date : 2011-05-19
Age : 54
Location : BLAIRSTOWN NJ
My Birds : Sebastian - 7 yr old Harlequin Macaw
Arthur - 12 yr old Jardines Parrot
Pickle - 16 yr old Hahn's Macaw
Ecko - 26 yr old Hahn's Macaw

Plus the 180+ various bird from finch to Hyacinth at the rescue where I volunteer and live...
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 1:56 pm

We used to do that a lot as well, before we moved out to the woods. I miss it, especially in the winter when the little finches would come and peck at the bread we would throw out into the snow.

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ScooterNScotty
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Join date : 2011-05-24
Age : 58
Location : Southern California
My Birds : Scooter
* "Normal" male Green-cheeked Conure
* (hatched 3/2010)

Scotty
*male Cape Parrot
*(HD unk ~2008)

Blanco (Caballo Blanco)
*Whitefaced male cockatiel
*(HD unk, found 4/2012)
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PostSubject: Re: Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds?   Do you feed your parrot's leftovers to the wild birds? EmptyTue Aug 21, 2012 4:42 pm

The only problem with all this feeding of the wild critters as that I now think we have about 100 pets! The quail have taken to running towards my husband when they see him, as he is the feeder-in-chief!
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