Hi from Houston

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Andy49, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Andy49

    Andy49 Hatching

    Nov 22, 2013
    Hi everyone, We are happy that we found this forum. We have a visitor. A Reeves pheasant. He just showed up one day in late September and he is staying put. He is not caged. He stays in our backyard and drinks out of the pool. We do feed him several times a day. If we are late with his feed, he shows up at the back door and hangs around till we get up and feed him. We feed him in the morning, afternoon and evening. I am semi-retired and working from home part time. We feed him large parrot food and he seems to like it (we have a 29 year old Amazon parrot). We bought a 50 lb bag of wild game bird feed but he does not like it. We have lots of questions. Some of them are listed below.
    1. How long can we expect him to stick around.
    2. How could he have ended up in our back yard.
    3. He does not like apple, spinach or bok choy, but he likes to eat our oregano leaf from our plant. Any other foods we can try.
    I am sure we will have many more questions later.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know anything about pheasants but if you go to the Other Backyard Poultry forum you will find threads regarding pheasants. That would be the best place to get answers for you.

    I too, wonder how he ended up in your yard? That must be really funny to have him come to your door waiting for handouts. Could he have been someone's pet that he isn't afraid of you?
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. You are providing food - he will probably stay unless a predator attacks him. I would guess that he escaped from his owner and happened upon your yard
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    He will likely stay around until a predator kills him.

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