Technical — Seed Mixes

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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OUR BIRD FEEDING PHILOSOPHIES

Dr. Michael Evans Bird Nutrition Birds Budgerigars Canaries Feeding Finches Parrots Seed Seed Mixes

OUR BIRD FEEDING PHILOSOPHIES

INTRODUCTION Sound nutrition is about adequate nutrient delivery to birds daily according to their physiological needs at the time. It is about knowing what nutrients are needed and the amount being delivered to each bird daily to maintain its health, wellbeing, and reproduction. The seed ingredients we feed are a means to an end. Feed ingredients are packets of nutrients which can be combined in numerous ways to meet the bird’s daily nutrient requirements. However, birds have preferences for certain ingredients, and this must be considered when choosing ingredients to be included in their daily diet. Choosing ingredients that contain...

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