Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mantazilla

While shopping in a Walmart near Sealy TX, following Hurricane Ike (where we had to drive in order to find an open store), I came across a bundle of dried plant called Mantazilla.  It smelled nice, and was in the food section, so I thought I would give it a try for the budgies.  I put a few sprigs in the budgies cage, and they went wild for it, especially Mary ann!

Only after this did I google Mantazilla, and learn that it is also called Chamomille.  Apparently it is used to help budgies who are ill overcome infection.  I don't think Mary Ann is ill, though.  I think she just liked it a lot.

3 comments:

Carl said...

The buggies may enjoy "Manzanilla" which is what Spanish-speakers around here call chamomile.

There's also "Manzanita" which grows in the local mountains, and "Manzanas" or apples.

"Mantazilla" sounds like a giant manta ray that emerges from the deep to ally with Godzilla against Mothra. Maybe it's also Texas-style manzanilla.

A Couple of Kids (ages 48 and 51) having fun said...

hahaha! well i think it is like a giant manta ray, combined with godzilla. but budgies are so aggressive, they EAT it! that proves they really are dinosaurs.

A Couple of Kids (ages 48 and 51) having fun said...

manzanilla and mantazilla must be the same word, for chamomile. i will look into it some more.

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Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007