Guppy fish for Shama

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Guppy fish for Shama

Postby JasonBirds » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:55 am

I read on this forum about guppy fish being good food for shama.

So I tried yesterday (I have a lot of guppy fish breeding in water plant pots in my garden).

My 2 shama LOVED them!!!

I put a few in a small dish of shallow water. The birds caught them very easily.

The first fish they did were not sure how to eat.. and dropped it. But the second fish and the rest they knew what to do and ate them down fast.

Today one of my shama is very excited to get the fish. He flew to the dish and was singing at the fish! Then he caught one and was hopping around with it in his beak singing with joy... very funny to watch.

Now my shamas will get guppy every day.. as well as their giant mealworm and wax worm... and the dry bird food.

I would like them to eat boiled eggs, but so far they don't seem to like them.

I hope next season to breed my birds.. and am trying to get them to have a good diet to make breeding and raising the chicks easier.

So I can really recommend feeding guppy fish to our birds to anyone who has not tried this yet... I am sure they are super nutritions and full of calcium and protein.

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Re: Guppy fish for Shama

Postby Paul.R » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:56 am

That great idea as long as they intend meat item as a meal Dietary peference can be alter if that's offer daily.
Sharma are as intelligent like crows.

Here is something for easy reading.

http://www.petcraft.com/articles/2015/0 ... -synopsis/
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Re: Guppy fish for Shama

Postby Tanin » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 am

great that your shama love it :) :) :) ... many keeper overhere also feed guppy to them from time to time... but if possible, only give them a healthy guppy... just to prevent some disease to spead..
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Re: Guppy fish for Shama

Postby Saamee80 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:43 pm

My male Shama like eating guppy

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Re: Guppy fish for Shama

Postby Paul.R » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:04 pm

Saamee try not to feed it too much. May be like a treat.
Bird with too much protein will then to go slow and over weight. Similar to a old saying “ Cat love fish but wouldn’t get into water. Fish love worm but couldn’t go on land.” So why change a diet if it’s not on the menu.
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