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1. Worms - Treatment and Prevention
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2008, 19:51 »
Quote from: "Aunt Sally"
I've found a fascinating site written by a vet on Avian Anatomy

Quote from: "http://www.exoticpetvet.net/avian/anatomy.html"
Mallard ducks have less than 500 taste buds, compared to the 10,000 of a human and 17,000 in the rabbit. Birds do have a sense of taste, and do show definite taste preferences, as we all know!


Does this mean they have less range of taste or less sensitivity ?

Or do they not know ?

Rob


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« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2008, 19:55 »
No idea Rob.  I wouldimagine they are tuned to flavours that relate to duck survival.
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« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2008, 19:58 »
500 different flavours of grass then  :roll:

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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2008, 17:18 »
Paul, the one that told me about the Ceyenne pepper raises Old English Games that are in pens and open to visits by wild birds and in close to 40 years of raising them has never had a worm infestation and as I said he has them tested. Not a small feat either as there are over 100 roosters at any one time and probably close to 300 hens.
 He is always working on new colors and defining his show stock and that is why he has so many birds.
 Some zoos have taken to spraying their seed with diluted pepper juice as it keeps the rodents at bay.
 Here are a few links but not the ones that I wanted, locked away in a crashed computer I'm afraid, so I will do more searching and add to them later.
 http://sugarmtnfarm.com/blog/2005/10/worms-au-natural.html
http://www.officialbarrieshuttbudgerigars.com/naturesmedicines.htm
http://www.uvm.edu/pss/vtcrops/?Page=research/pasture/Parasites.html

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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2009, 09:58 »
Hi there, probably a stupid question but you say Flubenvet Intermediate is applied orally... does this mean you add it to the girls food??

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« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2009, 10:04 »
That's right - as described in the article above !

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« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2009, 10:05 »
Knew it, stupid question!  :wub:

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« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2009, 10:07 »
This goes back to the early descriptions of the effects of cider vinegar and the comment that the tannin is important. Does anybody give (cold) tea to their birds? Could it cause a problem? I've only had birds for a month and it's a steep learning curve - I wouldn't have coped without this site. Thanks to all posters (& of course Sally) who have given me confidence and practical advice.

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« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2009, 12:15 »
Hi ehs284. Welcome to the forums. You can introduce yourself to the wider membership in the Welcome forum. :)

Good question. I can't wait to find out the answer ! :)

Rob 8)

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« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2009, 17:59 »
ACV contains quite a few other benificial things too,

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg.htm




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