Originally Posted by PikkuMyy
I'm sure sprouted grain bread (organic) is WAY better than the wonderbread crap most people give them. The main question I'd have about that is whether it's cooked. Since I believe it is, although it's much better than regular bread, it's still not what their digestive system is meant to handle. Since they eat mostly greens in the wild, they're meant to poop almost constantly (that's why golf courses are so angry with geese taking up residence). With bread, they don't go nearly as often and their systems also get backed up. In the compost pile, omnivores like racoons and opossums will most likely eat it.
Now, the rule should always be don't feed the animals at all. However, we all know that no matter how many people follow it, others will feed them - and on regular bread. So whatever they get that is more nutricious than regular bread is great. If you're not going to start bringing them lettuce and corn (which may be too much trouble for you, or too expensive) - and no judgements if you aren't - then I'd still bring the sprouted bread with the same justification as you mentioned earlier.
I'm about to throw this succulent peach that has a little mold on it in the compost pile. Some animal is getting lucky tonight!
Thanks for listening! Most people I talk to at the ponds nod and say yes and then keep bringing crap. However, I talked to one elderly lady and her caretaker, who were visiting this pond everyday with pieces of tortillas. Now, tortillas - corn ones - are much better than white bread, but I still explained. I checked (visually) afterwards, and they're now bringing raw, cracked corn!
Rainbow moon - I'll have to look at HIAV and give that recipe a try!
Got it, thanks for the heads up! I actually asked our vet about it before we started giving it and she acted like I'd be doing the ducs a favor so I just thought it was cool. Now I know- we'll take veggies from now on and toss bread in the compost pile (which is always eaten and never actually composted. LOL)