Can you, should you feed maggots to Gouldians

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romarunners
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02 Dec 2019, 08:47

We breed heaps of maggots for our finches and even our canaries eat them, Wondering if they should be fed to gouldians
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02 Dec 2019, 09:45

Gouldians do not seem to be interested in live food, just lots of greens. But why not give them a small quantity about the time the chicks hatch. If you have heaps, you are losing nothing and potentialy boosting the chicks.
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02 Dec 2019, 09:52

thank you finchbreeder
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02 Dec 2019, 20:40

My immature Gouldians were curious about meal worms until the novelty wore off, the adults watched the proceedings with disinterest. I discontinued the supply after a week or so, as it was largely being wasted. As FB says they are much more interested in greens and seeding grass heads.
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03 Dec 2019, 08:25

My Gouldians will eat termites, but maggots would be not much interest to them
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03 Dec 2019, 09:54

Putting lots of greens in and a few maggotts amoungst the greens when the chicks hatch and again when the chicks fledge can not hurt if you have lots. They may or may not get in the habit of eating them. And if they do as young ones they may or may not then feed their own young on them. It is an experiment that you can try if you have lots. Then let us all know how it goes.
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