Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Kakapo Farm

Conservation Magazine's Journal Watch Online reports on the latest efforts to help the last few Kakapo Parrots breed, by comparing natural nutritional supplements such as nuts with other special formulas.
A group led by Glasgow University's David Houston describe how supplementary feeding can increase clutch sizes, but only if it’s the right supplement. A mixture of nuts – which the birds like – had no effect, whereas a specially formulated, more nutritionally-balanced pellet supplement led to significantly larger numbers of eggs.

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