Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Browsing at Pets World
Healthy Canaries For Sale
As I was in Pets World today to buy some more swings and I could not resist taking a look at the three canaries which were for sale. I of course do not need anymore canaries, but who knows what one might find that they just can't do without!
As I admire the birds, I noticed just a seed cup and water yet these birds look very healthy without all those extras. They had been in the shop for a couple of months and were happily eating only a seed mix diet with water. Now seeds alone are deficient in a number of nutrients and just any seed mix would not produce those pip tails and glossy feet! (They are still just a little loose in the flanks but that should tighten up too when they finish the molt.)
Upon inquire, I learned they are fed the fortified seed mix prepared by Bird of Paradise from Wall's Seed store here in Wichita, Kansas 1-800-878-2473 or 316 263-0850. It is a special blend of seeds that are coated just right with wheat germ oil and a special vitamins preparation containing numerous amino acids. Wouldn't you know this was a favorite of mine a few years ago and I had forgotten just how good it is! It makes providing an excellent diet so easy. Wall's makes special blends upon request so I am going to have Nancy make me a special mix of just fortified canary seed to try just on my borders as I will be changing their seeds to straight canary in about a month or so in preparation for the shows.