Re: What do you give your birds extra as far as vitamins ..e
Posted by Johnny on 8/07/05
On 8/04/05, Michael L wrote:
> 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
> A varied diet consisting of quality foods is certainly the
> way to go but, as breeders know, there are times that that
> not enough. Because I feed it does not imply that each bird
> eats it.
> I raise Australian, South American and African species of
> 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
> are the ones that I can recall.
> Michael L