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"caroljstone" <seastone@...> wrote: > > Greetings.. > on the subject of
hemp seeds being sterile or viable I found this > interesting site about
it that might explain more. > http://naihc.org/hemp_information/hemp_facts.html
> > carol in windy fl ready to pour rain~
Mrs. Stone,we Need rain here in Marco
Mrs. Stone, fellow fanciers, members, of
the group. For your information, in my lifetime, I traveled in many
country of the world. The thousands fellow fanciers that I visited, most
everyone of them feed their birds that included Canaries, European
Goldfinches and other Carduelian finches, a seed mixture that also
contained, not sterilized HMP seed and also not sterilized Nyger seed
(thistly seed). In my opinion, their birds in many of these fellow
fanciers bird room looks, much worse than some fellow fancier's birds
here in North America.
The fellow fanciers that live in North
America and as well in the rest of the World, all those who use common
sense in providing their birds, regardless of the species, with a
comfortable environment, a well balanced seed diet, with the additions
of all the necessary supplements, their birds simply looks beautiful,
with bright and shining plumages, and in vigorous health conditions. All
the fanciers that meet these criteria usually experienced excellent
breeding results, with or without supplementing the seed mixture with
Hemp and Nyger seed.
Some CLEVER seed merchants, add hemp and
Nyger seed, to their seed concoctions, Canaries and others seed eaters,
loves in digging in the seed cups, selecting, only the hemp and Nyger
seed, discarding the rest of the mixture, causing the bird to suffer of
malnutrition, especially when these 2 seed are sterilized and rancid.
Results, more sales for the seed merchants. If these high oil content
seed, are not sterilized, all the birds, that are feed in large
quantity, eventually get very sick, and getting the so called "Blue
belly" Not sterilized Oil Seed are very good supplements to the diets of
most seed eating birds, but most be fed with moderation,
Dry basic seed mixtures such as canary
grass seed and rape seed, is only the bred for canaries. Like mankind,
cannot leave on bred and water alone, seed eating birds cannot live well
on a basic dry seed alone. The basic diet, most be well supplanted with
the right proportions of all the not sterilized oil seed, with variety
of dark greens, fruit, egg food and properly soak seed.
I travel in areas of Canada where acres
and acres of lushes green fields of Hemp plants growing. Are you
Canadians fanciers, have access to not sterilized hemp and also Nyger
seed? I visit in past many fellow fancier in Canada, the one that use
coming sense are successful fancier, like in the USA, those fancier,
that do not poison their birds with delicious home made connections, are
very successful breeders and good exhibitors too!
I seeing Hemp plants in many country of
the world, I have seeing the hemp plants, in Spain, Italy, Germany,
France, Holland, Turkey, Argentina, Brazil Morocco and others country. I
never seeing, anyone high on Maruana, in the above mentioned countries.
I know as facts that many seed mixture,
containing Hemp and Nyger are illegally imported in the USA, It would
not be long, before we know, Hemp and Nyger will be growing, around all
garbage's dump in USA?
Most canaries cannot crock hemp seed.
The discarded seed goes in the garbage's, and the rest is to be seeing.
I personally don't believe that the hemp
seed that is fed to our birds is maruana. I am not a knowledgeable
person on the subject. Therefore experts, express your knowledge.
We lost the electricity in my house 2
times, as result I lost hours of typing; I better post this before I
loose it again. Crazy things, occasionally, are happing here in SW
Florida. Every one of you, seeing on the news, what a terrible TORNADO
hit Central Florida? Our heart goes to all the people that lost their
live and to all that lost their house and their possessions.
These are my 2 cents, of thoughts. Best
regards to all.
G. A. Abbate, partially, cloudy, Marco