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Last Post 28-03-2013 2:55 PM by  J & S
Here's a great way to keep our feathered birdies healthy
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28-03-2013 7:40 AM

    As the title says, this is a great way to keep our birds healthy food wise, stop feeding them junk human foods!

     

    I'm sick to death reading on the BL FB page about members feeding their birds human crap foods, I don't post a response to the posts as I think I would "loose control"

    I've seen the odd post from some members explaining how harmful these foods are, but the answers they get back are, the bird stole it, it's only once a week, a little will not hurt them etc

     

    Don't these members who feed this crap food to their birds realise that they are slowly killing these precious birds.

    BL is meant to be about helping birds and yet some members are obviously oblivious or ignorant to what damage they are doing!

     

    I've just read a post on the BL FB page and a member has post a pic stating that her Grey is enjoying Chicken Kiev and Fried Rice, there are a few comments, but none have said that those foods are very, very bad for the bird................. Absolutely Ridiculous!

     

    Now I know this post will probably anger/upset etc

    But it's about time something was said and done, there have been a few concerns I've had for a while now re what is fed to the birds, the way members talk to each other on FB etc

    And I know that if I was somebody new, I would be very "put off" being a part of BL. I know some members have posted about the way members talk to each other, and I hope that problem will be a thing of the past etc, but the food problem just seems to be ignored for the most part and that really does sadden me, and at this moment in time I know that if anything happened to me, health wise etc, I would not allow my own birds come to BL to be re homed as I would be constantly worrying that they had gone to a foster home that happily fed junk foods to birds.

     

    Well that's my rant over

    A very concerned BL member and SH

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    28-03-2013 9:50 AM
    Julie and Stevie...... I couldn't agree more, well said.
    I have learned a lot about what foods to give, not give since getting Bobby 2 years ago, I was ignorant to the things that were harmful but am learning and through that his health has improved greatly.
    I saw the post and like you said nothing as I don't do arguments etc, thought someone else might have said something!!!
    I have made some great friends on FB and other forums and they have helped me greatly with food issues, am so very glad they told me to stop feeding them crap.

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    28-03-2013 2:48 PM
    Please bear in mind ladies, that the FB page is a shop window, and many of the people on there are not members. I don't think that lady is.

    You may have seen an earlier thread where someone is trying to get her to be the adult in her relationship with the bird and put it to bed when she wants to, not when it does.

    Your restraint is appreciated! I suspect everyone thought someone else would say something.
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    28-03-2013 2:55 PM
    Understood Sharon, but that lady is not the only one, we do have some members who do post pics etc of their birdies eating rubbish.
    If people see members feeding that sort of crap, then they in turn will do the same because they will think it must be OK since BL people do it!

    I think we should set an example and do what's right for the birds, be t healthy eating or giving sensible advice, we need to start explaining to others what the dangers are when they feed crap instead of"sitting on the fence" and saying nothing.

    I truly believe that being a BL member means we're representing the name of BL and what it stands for, and since BL is all about the care of birds, then we must realise that the care for birds also includes diet etc

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