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Feeding Jelly to Birds

Posted by Douglas Everett on

JELLY I am not an enthusiast of feeding jelly to birds---it attracts bees, especially the Africanized type and Bald-faced hornets. And the bird droppings are very staining. In parallel, Laura Erickson reports that "Kent Mahaffey, who was manager of the San Diego Wild Animal Park's famous free-flight Bird Show for more than two decades. Kent had primary care responsibility for hundreds of birds from many families. He said he would never allow any birds under his care to have jelly. He added the following: In general, any food that exceeds the balance of sucrose in a bird's natural diet is suspect. Natural...

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