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What do Lady Amherst Like to eat?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by DUccleDude, May 25, 2008.

  1. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a pair of Lady Amherst about 2 weeks ago and they are eating game bird pellets just fine, but I was hoping to spoil them with some treats. What should I give them for treats? [​IMG]
     
  2. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A variety of fruit is good every other day if not daily - grapes, apples and citrus are faves of mine. Mealworms once a week; wild bird seed mix with sunflowers & millet every couple of days.

    If you have access to a heavily wooded area, go get a few trash bags full of "forest litter" and dump in their aviary. The leaves, twigs, acorns and debris help to simulate a natural environ and they love to scratch through it and pick out ticks, other bugs and acorns.

    Dan
     
  3. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx abunch Dan! I live in a heavily wooded area and I will give it a try. Shane
     
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  4. Dewey101

    Dewey101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea, feed them 28% feed at all times, healthy bird and later on healthy chicks. Have a couple plants in the cage to peck at!!! Have plenty of roosts for them!! Just give them some fruits like strawberrys grapes and such
     
  5. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:28% a little high in protein and cash for feeding all the time, wouldn't go that route for adult birds.

    DUccleDude - Some other items I failed to mention in my first post - hard-boiled eggs, I usually give them once a week as well as boiled sweet potato or carrots. I've had galliformes eat softbill diet, waterfowl pellets, pinky mice, etc. Variety is the spice of life!!

    An interesting post on pheasant nutrition & diets - http://www.gbwf.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2980

    Dan
     
  6. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gave them a hand full of my parrots food and they loved it. Thanx again for all your ideas!
     

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