treats

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Hillsvale, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am looking for treats for my African Grey geese (and turkeys who think they are geese)

    Nothing thus far has tempted them except the meatie pellets!.... what treats do you give your geese?
     
  2. crazy goose lover

    crazy goose lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are loving peas anf tomatoes out of the garden right now. Also most love dry cat food.
     
  3. smileysal

    smileysal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apples, melon, fish, bread (not too much), dandelions
     
  4. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have weird geese; they wont have any of it. They love to eat scratch grain out of my hand but I’ve tired watermelon, apple, grapes, pees, kitty treats, and fresh spinach leaves. They eat the spinach if I throw it on the ground and leave it. They nibble at it. They won’t touch the melon, apple and etc. The scratch grain is the only thing I’ve fond they like enough to consider as a treat.
     
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  5. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have weird geese; they wont have any of it. They love to eat scratch grain out of my hand but I’ve tired watermelon, apple, grapes, pees, kitty treats, and fresh spinach leaves. They eat the spinach if I throw it on the ground and leave it. They nibble at it. They won’t touch the melon, apple and etc. The scratch grain is the only thing I’ve fond they like enough to consider as a treat.

    hummm... guess mine are weird too, they will go nuts if you leave a bucket of broiler pellets available to nibble but nothing else interests them!!
     
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  6. GrumpyOldMan

    GrumpyOldMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have weird geese; they wont have any of it. They love to eat scratch grain out of my hand but I’ve tired watermelon, apple, grapes, pees, kitty treats, and fresh spinach leaves. They eat the spinach if I throw it on the ground and leave it. They nibble at it. They won’t touch the melon, apple and etc. The scratch grain is the only thing I’ve fond they like enough to consider as a treat.

    hummm... guess mine are weird too, they will go nuts if you leave a bucket of broiler pellets available to nibble but nothing else interests them!!

    What are broiler pellets? Haven't heard of them.
     
  7. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    My geese really like bread and they like lettuce!
     
  8. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My geese have all liked dandelions, but they loved a weed called sow thistle (Sonchus). My present goose chirps happily or excitedly - depending on the size - whenever he finds one of those.

    But the real treat is dry cat food. I just had my parents over, and the goose was a little apprehensive about my dad, keeping his distance. That totally changed when my dad offered him a few pieces of the cat food. Soon the goose was right next to him, watching him carefully for any sign of the treats. When my dad was out of treats, the goose started pulling his sleeve. He finally gave up but settled down under the table in front of my dad's feet.
     
  9. Hillsvale

    Hillsvale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hummm... guess mine are weird too, they will go nuts if you leave a bucket of broiler pellets available to nibble but nothing else interests them!!

    What are broiler pellets? Haven't heard of them.

    they are the pellets my feed store makes for meat birds... broiler grower pellets.

    Quote:tried that too... they were not influenced! lol
     
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  10. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was unaware that geese liked dry catfood! I grabbed a handfull and out the door I ran! WoW...they loved it!
     

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