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Re: Vitamin S (to Michael L.)

Posted by Meeko' Mom on 3/31/06
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    Thanks Michael. I already have some Spirulina. I'll give that
    a try. Any other suggestions to help her out?
    A little history.... the breeder decided to sell out, because
    she went to work full time, and didn't have time for the birds
    anymore. (I purchased 3 pair from her) In the last year,
    they've not had any fresh fruit or veggies, or the proper care
    they needed. One of the other pairs started to pluck as
    well ... but has since stopped, and has new feathers just in
    the few weeks I've had her.

    On 3/31/06, Michael L wrote:
    > On 3/31/06, Meeko's Mom wrote:
    >> Hi. Can someone please tell me where I can find Vitamin S ?
    >> I just purchased a pair of Double Yellow Head Amazons. The
    >> female is completely plucked. Someone told me to use
    >> Vitamin S for her.
    >
    > You're not going to find Vitamin S in any food or supplement
    > because it isn't a real vitamin.
    > It is a slang term for speed-amphetamins or steroids.
    > Without going into the VERY complicated
    explantion...steroids
    > are lipids. Lipids are essential for the structure and
    > function of all living cells. Lipids, among many plant
    > foods, can be found in algae and fungi. Algae and sea weed
    > include Spirulina. Spirulina ia a natural supplement that
    is
    > composed of nutritionally valuable microorganisms containing
    > vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.
    > Spirulina are grown in tanks and harvested to be made into
    > nutritional supplements and are included in many bird
    > supplements and food.
    > Bottom line...the closest you'll come to Vitamin "S" that is
    > going to be readily available is Spirulina.
    >
    > Michael L