ולדוברי האנגלית שבינינו,
ניתן להצטרף לחוויה הלימודית בפורומים הבאים ביאהו:
I just remembered that
today there is a show in Brooklyn, New York.
Quickly, I am going to post this short posting so I can get there and
visit and hopefully see some venders that sell birds. I need to buy
a different blood Gouldian Finch; hopefully some reputable breeders
are there. I hope also to meet some fellow fancier friends. For
years I have been trying to see a great gentleman from
Massachusetts. I do not know what he looks like but I hope someone
will spot him for me while I am there.
This morning as I went outside bright and early, God it was
shivering! I had to rush back into the house to get my jacket. My
front lawn appeared to have frost everywhere. I hope it will not
kill my source of greens for my birds as well as other fellow
fancier's birds that live in New Jersey and other parts of the North
East. I am sure further East, such as Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts
are probably experiencing heavier frosts than we did here in New
Around 9:00 AM I went into fields to pick Chickweed and other greens
for my birds. God, I froze my hands! I had to let hot water run
over them to reestablish my circulation and to a normal temperature
again. After I thoroughly washed the greens in bleach-water solution
I soaked them in a gallon of water with the addition of a couple
tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, all my birds enjoyed the greens
immensely. All my Gouldians as well as all my other birds look at my
hands when I carry greens and they seem to express "please feed me
first!". For several minutes I watched some baby Gouldians beg their
parents to be fed. They looked so cute while they begged for food.
I have several baby Gouldians that are being fed by their parents.
My bird room is in a comfortable temperature of 70 plus degrees. All
the birds seem to be comfortable and happy. Unfortunately some birds
are still molting and some young European Goldfinches are not yet in
full color, but they are all thriving in good health. All my red
ground colorbreds are receiving their daily portion of supplemented
soft food with the addition of color enhancer. I want to make sure
that the red ground colorbreds achieve their optimum coloration.
Even after the molt, all my red ground colorbreds receive at least
once or twice a week a small amount of soft food with the addition of
color enhancer. Personally, I like to see my birds looking beautiful
and colorful at all times.
Today all my birds received cold water for bathing with the addition
of a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to each gallon of bathing
water. Despite the cold temperature outdoors, all the birds indoors
enjoy bathing immensely.
Last night before dusk the bird room was thoroughly sprayed with a
Pyrethrum/Petroleum spray to minimize to infestation of avian
parasites that destroy the health as well as the birds delicate
plumage. Spraying the birds and the bird room is essential and
should be carried out at least once every couple of weeks.
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Best regards to all,
G.A. Abbate in sunny, but cold New Jersey—The Garden State