Do you feed your small birds raw fresh sweet corn ?
Did you know that canaries and all small birds will eat corn before any other food in their cage as seed, green, boiled eggs etc..... especially, during the breeding season ?
Do you know why they prefer to eat corn first than any other food ?
My canaries (almost 100 canaries that are placed in the flight cage) will eat 6 corns in 3 hours .
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Been trying corn for months now, they will taste it yes but im not able to get them to eat it.
i tried it raw and boiled but no success
My birds really like it, even out of the can
Mido76 wrote:Been trying corn for months now, they will taste it yes but im not able to get them to eat it.i tried it raw and boiled but no success
Mo... i never heard of canaries do not like corn and do not like to bath ... Are you sure your birds are canaries !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol
Do you know what i think now??? I think because your canaries are imported and produced in a farm so they wear not feed any thing except seed and vitamins that's why i think and i just think that they do not miss what they did not have .
My thought could be wrong or may be correct ... either way it's not your fault my friend .
Bathing problem is solved, waiting for the rest :)
dan78 wrote:I feed raw corn on the cob and my birds like it. Mine will eat it anytime of season and I'm guessing why they love it so much would he due to the liquid centre which would be similar to a liquid vitamin dose.
I feed raw corn on the cob and my birds like it. Mine will eat it anytime of season and I'm guessing why they love it so much would he due to the liquid centre which would be similar to a liquid vitamin dose.
Dan... Do you know what i have noticed ????
1) I noticed that my canaries that are placed in the flight cage in a much need for corn more than any other food and none of them will attempt to pluck the other feathers as long as they are provided with cooked rice, kale and especially corn. but why ??? let us find why...........
2) I usually, provide them with one punch of kale almost every day and they eat it all through the day time but, if i provide them with kale and corn both at the same time they will eat only half of the kale and all the corn so, i asked my self why !!!!!?
After few days of research and reading the books to collect info about corn and to compare it nutrition's with kale nutrition's i found that Corn is higher than kale of Fiber/carbohydrate, lutein and zeaxanthin .
carbohydrate contain all types of sugar. That's why... the weakest canary in my flight cage will be the first on the sugar feeder and on the top of the corn because, corn will increase blood sugar quickly.
That's why my canaries that are placed in the flight cage will eat almost one cup of sugar every 3 days. (big cage cause too much of exercise and lost of energy, big number of canaries placed together will not allow all of them to eat enough no matter how much the quantity and quality of food provided).
I also, came up with this conclusion:
I have a big feeling that what cause a canary to become blind is the poor Lutein and zeaxanthin in his diet.
Lutein was found to be concentrated in the macula, a small area of the retina responsible for central vision. The hypothesis for the natural concentration is that lutein helps keep the eyes safe from oxidative stress and the high-energy photons of blue light. Various research studies have shown that a direct relationship exists between lutein intake and pigmentation in the eye.
The yellow pigment in corn is largely lutein . No vegetable contains more lutein than yellow corn. Canned, fresh, or frozen corn are all excellent sources of lutein.
kale is # 2 then dandelion then turnip green then spinach then broccoli then Romain lettuce and boiled egg has the least of lutein and zeaxathin.
Month ago someone emailed me asking why his only 2 canaries became blind ??? I could not answer his question at that time but now i do know the answer.
No green or corn provided to his canaries as he told me .
Hoping this info be a beneficial to all of us eyes and for our birds
How many food we should keep providing our birds with ???? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
Dean, is it possible to dry the corn and grind it as powder to offer it to canary?
Yes Mo, but why you want to do that if Corn flour is available and you can mix it with semolina wheat but corn flour will not provide nutrition's as much as when it fresh raw.
Try to ground fresh corn with green and see how your canaries respond to it .
i will grind it and offer it with "Khobbayze" and Dean i told u once my canaries are from outer space remember??????? hahahahhahaha
btw just now i remembered yes the last 2 feathers of the 18 from the wing are starting to grow
JOHN, sometimes it takes awhile for them to accept new food, give him some time he'll com round