Post by philgrainger on Jan 23, 2008 3:37:38 GMT -5
Has anyone look into using fish as a source of food for RT's. I live on the river and have plenty of them. I saw a video of a wild RT catching a carp. So if in the wild they WILL eat them if they can catch them can we use them as food?
ive never heard of that. and i dont think i would use fish anyways i worked with an osprey to rehab it and fish just smells nasty i hated feeding the thing i wouldnt use fish for food unless i had to but thats just me
Post by philgrainger on Jan 23, 2008 21:21:01 GMT -5
Oils. Thats the reason I was asking. I was wondering if they get plenty from a varied diet. I feed squirrels mainly and once a week a rat and once a month DOC or quail. Just curious and fish are free ;D
Post by crbhawking on Jan 23, 2008 22:27:12 GMT -5
no i wouldn't feed fish, though I was at camp and being the only one that knew anything about birds I did tell a friend of mine to catch a brancher RT a fish incase it was hungry, though they don't normally eat them in the wild. The camp staff ended up scooping up the RT and putting it out of the way so others couldn't get to it, but I told them that the bird would have a better chance if i handled it right, but being 13 they wouldn't let me. Don't know what happened to the bird though. it was probably killed by a bald eagle or Great horned owl.
but on the fish note I wouldn't it isn't natural for RT's
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