Sunday, February 15, 2015
Eggs, It's What's for Breakfast
Which came first the chicken or the egg? In the case of Finches it truly gets confusing. The feeding regime for my finches has been based on research I have done. Over the course of a week they receive a combination of bird seed, fresh alfalfa, thistle seed, a finch food, mealworms, millet, and egg. Yes - egg.
Cannibalism? No. It is suggested that you boil eggs and give the birds the egg and the shell daily (and remove it after an hour or two). I love my finches but I am not going to boil them an egg every morning - then hang around for an hour until it is time that what is left can be removed before it spoils. I wouldn't do that for my children. Luckily (for the birds) there is an egg supplement you can buy that can be put in a feeder that is stable. And it is one of their favorites.
Still, do cows like hamburgers? Or pigs pine for sausage? I don't think so.