Originally Posted by WVduckchick
Really? I bet you could handle it. If it knew that was the only way it was going to begin to eat... onto a soft bed.... yea, I could do it.
Of course, thinking I could do it, and actually doing it are two different things....
Yeah, hard to know until you're in that position, lol...
Originally Posted by OldMissionChick @WalnutHill
thank you for meeting me and bringing some chicken eggs to hatch. Fingers crossed for some babies next month!
That is awesome!!!
Originally Posted by RubyNala97
What was the nutrition experiment?
I read that since they are not native here, you don't need a permit.
It's legal to raise them. So I don't know?
that's great news!! Now you can hurry up and wait for a pip! The waiting during hatching just kills me!
I have to look that up!! I was just talking to my neighbor about them and he said that he used to have them!!! But they always died within 6 months of him buying them (I'm not surprised). They are so beautiful but I just don't think they would be practical with kids. I want to see that video!! The babies are so cute!!
My friend said that her young male sounds like a little bass drum when he gets excited or is content... when they give him treats he does that sound, lol...
Originally Posted by Pyxis
He probably owns his stock, but the birds themselves haven't been domesticated. Domestication takes years and years. For example, a tiger can be born in a zoo and live in the zoo and have its own cubs in the zoo, but the tiger and its cubs aren't domesticated, even though they have been in captivity their whole lives. Same with the mandarins - we can own them and breed them and they've been in captivity their whole lives, but they are not domesticated
Hear, Hear!!! Excellent post and very important points, Pyxis!!
Even in "domesticated" animals, their animal natures should never be ruled out as well... animals are very instinctual and will revert to those if stressed/scared, etc...