05-08-2011, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Go easy on any worms for discus. The protein and fat someone mentioned previously in this thread can cause trouble.
I have a compost bin in the garden, and the red wrigglers are in there by the hundreds. I don't put anything in it but vegetable matter, no newspaper, etc., so I know they are "healthy." When I had my frog and newt, they relished a worm or two a week. I've such small fish I've never used them for fish food, can't see myself grating worms though apparently this is easy if the worms are frozen first. Anyway, at present I'm pulling out a couple worms a day for my robins. They built a nest by the back door this year, and momma is presently feeding three hungry chicks. I toss a couple worms down on the patio and poppa is quick to clean them off and carry them up to momma.
Good to know, I have a pair of Finches nesting on my back porch, and four chicks have hatched. The worm bin is on the back patio also, right where they are nesting. I will pull some worms from the bin each day and leave them out on the patio for them. Don't you just love spring time and baby birds??