Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Budgie canabuls

I heard this incredible news that leaves the impression that budgies are canabuls.

Has anyone else heard this, appaling news? Please comment.

"When a budgie dies, his flock mates will tear open its body to eat its intestines. They do this to a) eliminate any trace of the dead bird as it could attract scavengers and b) to get their vital dose of proteine."


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of this either. It sounds as if they are creating depair in the budgie world

Anonymous said...

About budgies being cannibals.

I've heard that budgies are cannibals during droughts in Outback Australia when survival is an issue. I read that they sometimes die in their thousands in drought years as they're nomadic and fly between waterholes all the time. When they're dying through lack of water they become cannibalistic so as to get mosture from their dead comrades and carry on the search for water.