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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Is it safe to feed...............

un-popped popcorn to the birds and squirrels? I found a whole bottle of it at the back of one my cabinets & I'm never gonna pop it because (1) I'm too lazy to bother and (2) I only use micro popcorn these days. I hate to throw away any kind of food if the critters outside can eat it.

Remember how they stopped throwing raw rice at weddings because they found out that after the birds ate it their poor little stomachs blew up (because rice expands so much after it's cooked). [Or is that an urban legend]

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 02:41 PM
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unpopped popcorn needs heat and oil to pop. I dont think the animals will like it really, and if they do it should be safe for them.
It also makes for good art projects, a mosaic of corn just like in kindergarten
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Birds don't like unpopped corn. Only squirrels like unpopped corn.

Birds like microwaved popcorn just fine
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Actually, that bit about the rice is an urban legend. Very popular one, though.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-20-2005, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Birds don't like unpopped corn. Only squirrels like unpopped corn.

Birds like microwaved popcorn just fine

Oh good, I'll give it to my squirrels then. Thanks!

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pic of last bird that ate unpopped pop corn and sat in the sun for to long




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