Water cup for wild ones

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Water cup for wild ones

Postby Mary » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:20 am

It is really hot and humid this week so I thought I would give a small cup of water to each of the outside feeding trays. The feeder on the hill has screen sides so I can see real good, with my camera, as they enter and leave. The FS came and would not go into the feeder with the water cup there. I almost removed it but thought maybe she should see it is something good. I don't know if she ever got over the trama of a water cup in the feeder.

Do you think I should not put water there for them? I think they need it and should get use to it. I do want them to eat and have water.

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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby lynn » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:02 pm

That sounds about normal -- Bunpei is suspicious and afraid of anything new for days and days! The wild ones probably get all the water they need from dew and plant juices. If they won't come to the feeder, they will find their food elsewhere, right? So if they don't get over the new water dishes in a couple of days you may want to remove them so you can still watch the fun!
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Mary » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:10 pm

I think I will take the water cup out tonight. Its so hot out, close to 90 and I thought they would need it but I think they need the food source more.
Thanks for you input.
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Joan » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:43 pm

Mary, it's hotter than that here. Flyers in the wild do adapt to other sources. There's a subspecies in sandy areas of FL that have never been known to drink water directly.
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Mary » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:34 am

Wow not drink water! I know it is alot hotter in Fla than here. It seems they would enjoy drinking water.
Peanut loves his water and I see the day squirrels and chipmunks drinking from the birdbath fountain. (which spring a leak and needs repaired again)

I tried giving the wildones Kale and greens etc but they don't touch it either.

I took the water cup out yesterday. The 2 little stinkers did not come down to greet me last night at feeding time. Lazy butts.
I guess I won't worry about the water. They just don't know what they are missing.

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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Joan » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:01 am

[quote="Mary"]Wow not drink water! I know it is alot hotter in Fla than here. It seems they would enjoy drinking water.
The sandy soil doesn't hold any water ... they do drink dew or what they get from vegetation.

Peanut loves his water
I think out inhouse flyers drink more than those in the wild.

I took the water cup out yesterday. The 2 little stinkers did not come down to greet me last night at feeding time. Lazy butts.
They'd gradually adjust. I have a friend who leaves out vitamin water. :D

I guess I won't worry about the water. They just don't know what they are missing.
Yes, don't worry, but you can offer it if you want. They might start demanding Scotch with it. :twisted:
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby lynn » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:03 pm

And ice . . . :silly:
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Mary » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:34 am

You guys are a genious. I never even thought about putting gin and ice in it. DUH..

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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby aMartyrsHeart » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:07 am

Are there any laws regarding Flying While Intoxicated? :twisted:
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Joan » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:24 pm

Not if they're over 21. :D
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Re: Water cup for wild ones

Postby Mary » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:32 pm

I think Pilots do it, but they drink Champane


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