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 is
not enough. Because I feed it does not imply that each bird
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
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.