fig bird diet

Subject: fig bird diet
From: Atriplex Services <>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 10:55:26 -0700
Can any of our vets/physiologists please throw any light on this
problem, being experienced by a wildlife carer in Queensland?
> She is dealing with baby Figbirds, which are fine as long as their
> natural foods trees are fruiting. But when they have to substitute foreign
> fruits, they lose the birds, because she thinks they aren't getting what
> they need from the food, and die of malnutrition. They get bunged up, they
> get the runs, it goes straight through without giving them any nutrition.
Thanks, Anne
Anne & Roger A. Green, Atriplex Services, Morgan, Sth.Australia
Environmental Consultants & Native Plant Nursery.

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