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Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Erithacus » Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:43 am

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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Wolf » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:35 am

Love it, I only need two banana leaves for mine to start off with. I am a sucker for birds hanging out doing bird things, what can I say?
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Pajarita » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:59 am

:lol: She is certainly going to town on it! But does she eat it or is she just shredding it?
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby JessiMuse » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:27 pm

Looks like they're shredding it. Lucy does that with paper and such; rips a piece off, moves the piece around, feeling it with her tongue, and then just drops it.

Though I'm curious. Are banana leaves even safe for birds?
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Erithacus » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:37 pm

They love shredding the leaf. I don't see them eating the leaf. Besides banana leaf, I give them wild ginger leaves to forage too.

PS. Banana leaf is safe.
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Erithacus » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:40 pm

The very first I brought home a banana leaf, my grey got spooked by it. It took awhile for her to realize it was so much fum to play with it.
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Harpmaker » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:50 am

I have ginger growing in my yard but never thought to offer the leaves as toys.
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Chantilly » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:47 pm

That is so cute, Ill have to try to get some banana leaves :D ... If you use can use ginger could you use tumeric leaves?
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Pajarita » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:04 am

Apparently, they use the leaves for a sweet dish in India but, for what I could gather, they use them as wrapping (like one would use a corn husk for a tamale, for example) so I am not sure they are tasty or even edible...

My birds like to shred any kind of greens - have you tried giving yours a Romaine heart? Mine love to shred them.
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Re: Foraging banana leaf.

Postby Chantilly » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:04 am

No, I actually had never heard of them before, I will have a look for them at markets, but havnt seen them at anywhere before.. But I will definately keep an eye out, thankyou :) I know that at the markets I can get banana leaves, but it is just from someones backyard, (markets as in where people go to sell produce they grew at home, old furniture, homemade cards, plants, unwanted birds, and breeders go there too. Not supermarket market) so who knows what pesticides or what they have on them... but then again all the food yo buy at supermarkets has been sprayed and Tilly gets it (after being rinsed of.)
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