Technical — Gizzard Impaction

GIZZARD IMPACTION – CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

Dr. Michael Evans Bird Nutrition Canaries Feeding Gizzard Impaction Seed Mixes

GIZZARD IMPACTION – CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

I was recently called out by a very experienced Canary Breeder to investigate a situation where he was losing his young canary chicks after they had fledged, and after they were placed in a separate cage facility. It was apparent from the condition of these birds that they were “going light”, looked ill thrifty and some were dying. I had a look at his feed and found that there were components in there that were totally inappropriate for passerine birds such as canaries. There was a large amount of fibrous ingredients in the diet and some very large seeds, such...

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