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Date Posted: 10:03:27 06/25/07 Mon
Author: Beverly
Subject: I've never given bones 'on purpose', but I have been ...
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: While many a flyer does live well into its teens, I'd say that ..." on 22:05:29 06/23/07 Sat

(I've never given bones 'on purpose', but I have been ...) guilty of shamelessly poor housekeeping, and leaving a plate with a chicken leg bone in the den, on a tray, to find it 'MIA' in the morning. I've turned such up, hidden carefully in either a nest box or a shelf corner, on 'den cleaning day', with evidence of gnawing, and no evidence of harm to anyone. I'm pretty sure, although not positive, that Joan gives Chuck and Mishi the occasional bone. And in the natural setting, you can be sure a flyer will get the occasional bird bone (although not often roasted, of course ...). I would thing that as it is with dogs, beef bones might actually be 'safer' for fliers ... less chance of splintering. But, that said, many a dog safely eats chicken bones. It's less likely that a flier might 'bolt' a bone splinter, than a dog ... by their very nature, flyers are gnawers, not 'bolters', of food. I do always give my dog the grizzle 'knuckles' off chicken bones, and would think such pretty safe, for flyers, too.

>>Tennis ball w/legs and tail!! Already has wings!!
>Can see them in her "bat-mode" but not in her "tennis
>ball-mode" She loves those bones and chews them
>right down, which
>>should be good for her teeth ! I can "touch" them,
>>but anybody else will get attacked , straight-up!! I
>>would hate to stop giving them!! A tennis ball
>>with wings? That's a new one LOL. I
>>>like it! My little tennis ball also keeps my fridge
>>>stocked with a large variety of fresh veggies and my
>>>freezer is full of walnuts and hazelnuts. I'm hooked
>>>on pine nuts because of Pootster. I definately am
>>>more tuned in to what I eat. Which doesn't mean I
>>>don't eat sweets, I just think about it before I eat
>>>it. I don't know about the bones. I'll be watching
>>>this thread if someone writes back I'm curious if
>>>there's a new goody for my little Princess.
>>>
>>>
>>>>>Rain also gets Chicken leg bones and Rib Bones,
>>which
>>>>she will fight you over! Is this Okay? She eats
>>>>them right down into the marrow! I give her one
>>every
>>>>other week; is this OKay? I do wash them and clean
>>>>them up before she gets them! My family says she
>>>>looks like a tennis ball w/legs and tail,(!), but
>>when
>>>>she stretches out, she looks fine!! And when I hold
>>>>her, she feels fine!? I keep telling my family
>>that
>>>>we are lucky to have Rain; as we never had so many
>>>>fresh veggies and fruit as we do now!! She also
>>LOVES
>>>>snow peas! Over 10yrs is what I'm hoping for!
>>>>Please, Please

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