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Monday, 25 April 2016

Bugs and Boys, Feeding the Quails Mealworms and Our First Ever Video!



Today Logan fed the quails mealworms for the first time. Yesterday we went to the shops and I made sure to get him involved early, picking the bag of mealworms off the shelf, telling him what they were and why we were buying them and then he proudly carried them back to the car. When it came to handling them he took a little bit of encouragement but really enjoyed it once he decided it was ok for him to pick them up etc



The mealworms really help to get the protein content in the quails diet up, quails go mad for mealworms as I am told it is their favourite treat and our quails confirmed that, they cannot get enough! It's great to get the kids involved with the quails, I try to make sure they know everything about them and Logan has really started to show an interest in learning about animals, particularly insects. 

For those of you that want to see a 3 year old talking nonsense to quails whilst feeding them mealworms I've uploaded FAST's very first video! You'll have to excuse my awful accent, don't you just hate it when you hear yourself talk and say "I don't sound like that do I?" and everyone says YES YOU DO! :( haha



I'd like to set up a live mealworm farm soon, I think it would be a great project for Logan to be in charge of, just as soon as I can trust him not to take them out and race them around in toy cars or play Lego with them, I think Carly would kill me!

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6 comments

  1. What a brave boy Logan is handling the mealworms... my snails love to eat mealworms but I won't handle them at all lol x

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  2. What a brave boy Logan is handling the mealworms... my snails love to eat mealworms but I won't handle them at all lol x

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  3. Your boy looks so cute and smart. He understands the things what you said and he is brave enough to hadle them with hand without hesitation...

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  4. Love it! Getting kids involved with food production is the right thing to do. The skill and responsibilities it teaches them and the sense of worth they get is so important!

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  5. We feed our wild birds meal worms and hubby always gets our grandsons to help. Sam loves them Josh won't touch them.

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