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    We were recently told that Marshmallow and Yam died because they were overfed. Apparently most turkeys reach a maximum of about 20 lbs. before they are slaughtered. In order to get to that weight, they are overfed. We were told Marshmallow and Yam reached around 80 lbs. each before passing! For some reason, their diet was not changed. I hope someone does something to improve the diet for the turkeys this year.

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    Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

    Originally posted by SeenTheLight View Post
    We were recently told that Marshmallow and Yam died because they were overfed.
    Overfed with some stovetop maybe?

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      Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

      Wouldn't they think to not overfeed them?

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        According to the cast member we spoke with, they were kept on their normal diet. I guess that consists of Loco Moco or the like. Whatever the case, they died of obesity.

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          Rest in peace Marshmallow and Yam.
          Last edited by MadMadameMim; 09-19-2006, 10:19 AM.


          Happiest Memories on Earth!

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            That's some good eating!

            Pass the gravy please.
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            This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.

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              Too bad they didn't offer 'em up for dinner at the Plaza Inn!

              Those turkeys lived an extra 10 months past their normal due date; Thanksgiving. They had a good run, and brought happiness to many, many people living out their last days there at Disneyland.

              It was a very clever marketing promotion for Disneyland to pull off. The CM I talked to at the Ranch a while back said it was even more succesful than the Marketing Department had thought it would be, and they'll be doing it again with the Presidential turkeys this Thanksgiving.

              I wonder what they'll name this years turkeys?

              By the way SeenTheLight, welcome to the boards. This turkey comment was your first post. Congratulations!

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                Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

                When I saw them they were HUGE!
                -Jack :geek:
                Doc Brown had 2 Deloreans!

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                  Yeah, we saw them during the Turkey day parade last year and then one of them again during one of our trips these past few months.

                  MUCH bigger!

                  But better tasting??? I don't think so...

                  LOL

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                    Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

                    OOOOH, I just love loco moco & yes, with the extra gravy!!

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                      Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

                      Originally posted by TP2000 View Post
                      Too bad they didn't offer 'em up for dinner at the Plaza Inn!
                      What makes you think they didn't?

                      Matter of fact...I did see a set of Turkey Legs that looked bigger than usual, on an ODV cart.

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                        Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

                        I would have to say there is some irony in that a turkey who has been "pardoned" eats himself to death! With all the talk about the sacred shed I am shocked they are not saint turkeys )

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                          Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

                          Originally posted by Opus1guy View Post
                          What makes you think they didn't?

                          Matter of fact...I did see a set of Turkey Legs that looked bigger than usual, on an ODV cart.
                          If they really were 80 pounds (which I doubt), those would be some huge legs! (Of course scientists recently uncovered a 10 foot tall 1,000 pound bird fossil, so anything's possible)

                          Now what goes with a presidential turkey leg? Hmm... wait, I know just the right wine to serve!

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                            Maybe disney should have got Richard Simmons to come and teach the turkeys about proper diet and exercise. Poor turkeys.

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                              They were truly blessed by The Shed. Wherever they are, The Shed is still watching over them.
                              Julie Rei

                              "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." - Anton Ego (Ratatouille)

                              "I suppose you have no choice but to revolutionize the world." -Mikage Souji (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

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                                Poor turkeys! It seems like a lot of pets now days are obese.I was a vet tech for 5 years and most dogs and cats, sadley, are very obese.RIP my featherd friends.
                                Originally posted by LlamaLover
                                Okay I just have to derail this thread one more time because JCG that was not a bad joke, it was high-lar-e-us! It is a good thing I was not drinking something because it would have ended up all over my screen. This image of your cat, fully dressed, requesting a photo shoot (in an English accent mind you) just really got to me. Wow, I need to go catch my breath and maybe see what was in that bottled water I was drinking earlier...

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                                  Re: Why Marshmallow and Yam died

                                  Originally posted by SeenTheLight View Post
                                  For some reason, their diet was not changed.
                                  yeah, maybe the diet that the CM's gave them but I KNOW every time I passed them a guest was tossing them food, a fry or a piece of burger or chicken strip. I'm not joking. I would see that. So maybe the CM's couldn't monitor what the guests fed them?

                                  But so sad to see them go.

                                  Ta Da!

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                                  • #18
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                                    I'm trying to picture the oven for an 80 pound turkey. I had no idea they could get that big. I mean...you would need a forklift, no? :blink:

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                                    • #19
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                                      HOLY CRAP! That is a big Thanksgiving turkey right there. When I last saw them, they didnt look anywhere near that weight.

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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by claribella View Post
                                        yeah, maybe the diet that the CM's gave them but I KNOW every time I passed them a guest was tossing them food, a fry or a piece of burger or chicken strip. I'm not joking. I would see that. So maybe the CM's couldn't monitor what the guests fed them?

                                        But so sad to see them go.
                                        A turkey eating chicken? Isn't that, like, sacrilege?

                                        It's kind of like you eating your cousin...
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