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#28252 - 10/14/03 09:19 PM coconut  
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I searched for a previous post but couldn't find it, hope I'm not being redundant here. I was in a chatroom the other day talking about cheap toys for greys and was told to break up a coconut into quarters and hang one part in the cage with the meat still in the shell. This sounded good until I went to cut up the coconut a minute ago. I'm sure Patch would love to eat and play with this but I realized I had never read anything on coconut other than what little dried coconut is put in with dried fruits and some of the prepared sead mixtures. Does anyone feed their birds fresh coconut? How much at one time? Or is this a big no no? Thanks.

#28253 - 10/15/03 01:20 AM Re: coconut  
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Hi Frankie - wish I could help. I have done the same thing you have figuring Victor could play with the shell when he was done with the coconut. Well, he completely ignored it (as he is wont to do with any food item he is not interested in). He didn't even play with it. I had read elsewhere where coconut is ok but I am sure you will get even more feedback from other posts. As Jerry has often said, most foods - with a few exceptions - are ok in moderation. Note key word - moderation.

#28254 - 10/16/03 02:19 AM Re: coconut  
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I read in an article that part of a Molluccan's natural diet included coconuts. So I rushed out and bought one, cut it in half and proudly placed it in Christy Bird's cage....and got no reaction. She looked at it, did a M2 equivilant of a shrug and played with something else.

#28255 - 10/16/03 05:03 AM Re: coconut  
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I bought a coconut, cut it in half, (drained the milk), drilled a hole in the two halves and using sisal rope, hung them meat side down in Faith (M2) and Echo's (ekkie) cages. They didn't touch the coconuts for a couple of days, but when they did... they loved it! I had coconut bits and pieces everywhere! Once the meat was finished, they played with the shell. It's a great treat for my birds. My guess is they didn't like the fresh coconut meat, they preferred to wait until it had dried a bit. (more shred-ability? LOL!)

#28256 - 10/16/03 06:22 PM Re: coconut  
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Thanks guys. Connie, I think you're right about the moderation bit. The fact that coconut oil comes from it was baffeling me as well. That and wasn't sure if it would be all right to leave it in the cage more than a couple of hours. So I just cut off a small piece for her. I let her use it as a foot toy which lasted all of five minutes. Isn't it great how we fret over things that they could totally care less about!!!

#28257 - 12/08/03 01:07 AM Re: coconut  
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i wonder if my g2 would go for this? laugh

#28258 - 12/09/03 02:24 AM Re: coconut  
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Frankie, Don't get discouraged. I would still offer it to her. You never know when they will decide they like it, especially when they see just how much you love it. wink


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