The Mystery Munch.
Because I don't know the name of this plant, we call it the "Mystery
We have seen it once before in the nursery, but
I never took notice of the name. This plant will bloom in Summer, show-
ing off long stems with lots of tiny red flowers.
I will always make sure to place the birdcage a little away from the plant
because my canary will feast on the leaves in the believe it's a juicy
lettuce treat. (not to mention the plant could be poisonous)
That's exactly what the little beggar did two weeks ago (without me noticing)
Through the course of the day I noticed his beak and the white feathers
around his neck and chest area was a lovely shade of green.
Mr. Natural Jogurt ( we call him Jogi) had himself a party, feasting away
on my mystery plant!
He not only looked like a bullfrog with feathers, but the guy was sick.
I placed a little water mixed with honey into his cage, but as sick as he was
he behaved like a vulture - and almost went for me!
So the honey water did not stand a chance to cure him.
My Dad loved Canaries, in fact he loved everything with feathers
I remember he used to hard boil an egg, cut it in half (once cooled)
and place it in the canary's cage - shell and all.
Just what the Doctor ordered for my sick patient.
He munched the egg like no tomorrow, and looked a whole lot better
the following day - at least he is back to his normal size again, and not
snoozing the day away.
he refused to look at the other birdie in the camera.
Honey water or hardboiled eggs won't help for this, but perhaps a
course of Ginkgo leaves will do the trick.