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Re: What do you give your birds extra as far as vitamins ..e

Posted by Michael L on 8/04/05
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    On 8/04/05, Debbie wrote:
    > I have heard so many things on breeders giving birds extra
    > vitamins and then some say you dont need to if you feed
    > them different foods...fruits and veggies and such (not
    > just seeds)
    > I was wondering what birds do you have and what do you feed
    > yours?
    > Debbie

    A varied diet consisting of quality foods is certainly the
    way to go but, as breeders know, there are times that that is
    not enough. Because I feed it does not imply that each bird
    eats it.
    I raise Australian, South American and African species of
    birds.
    I'm a fan of products made by the Bird Care Co. While they
    are in Europe, the products are distributed here in the US.
    Another company that I use is Vetafarm, in Australia.
    The Bird Care company has supplements that are specific in
    what they provide. There are vitamins/mineral/amino acid
    supplements that can be used over soft foods or in water.
    (not going to debate the in-water pros and cons at this
    point). They have a product which helps moulting/plucking
    birds, too.
    One of my favorites is Formula Plus which is a hand feeding
    formula supplement. I find a visible difference in size and
    health of chicks.
    I use Aloe Vera juice regularly as well as flax seed and
    Omega Three (essential fatty acid oil). And I am never
    without Calciboost or Calcivet calcium supplement.
    There might be others that escape me at this point, but those
    are the ones that I can recall.

    Michael L

    Bird Care Company