PET BIRD CARE

The Health Programme For Pet Birds

 

Developed by Dr Marshall, this weekly health system utilizes the finest quality nutritional supplements to provide your pet bird with all of the vitamins, minerals and trace elements necessary for top health. Within three weeks of starting the programme you will notice increased shine and feather vitality in your bird. These changes reflect a bird in top health.

The following health programmes detail the weekly nutritional routine recommended as part of our Complete System of Care for Pet Birds. This weekly routine is a most important part of this system and should be followed in conjunction with our Daily Routine and Annual Health Check guides.

 

The dosages and instructions described here are recommended for the ongoing health programme. The dosages on the labels of the products are used for birds with illness or nutritional deficiencies.

 

1. A water cleanser is used to cleanse the bowel of harmful food and water related germs, promoting a stronger natural health. Dr Rob Marshall's special water cleanser is available through Carlingford Animal Hospital.

 

2. Dufoplus (5 drops) and Ioford (10 drops) are mixed together into 100mls of drinking water and safely left for two days, as they are sugar free. They provide the vitamins and trace elements necessary for good health. The signs of improved health are visible by the more intense green, blue and yellow color of the plumage, beak and feet, together with whiter whites in the feathers and an increased activity and talking ability.

 

3. Quik Gel is an optional health tonic that may be given in the drinking water as part of an ongoing weekly programme. It is prepared by mixing 1 drop (0.1ml) thoroughly into 100ml drinking water. Quik Gel provides an immediate energy boost to your bird and should be given whenever you feel your bird is tired or unwell or for those birds with chronic health problems. At the first sign of illness it is recommended to give Quik Gel in the drinking water and contact Carlingford Animal Hospital immediately.

 

4. 6 drops of Turbobooster is mixed thoroughly into 100gm of seed, then a level white 1gm spoon of Energy Powder and F-Vite is mixed into it. The powder sticks to the Turbobooster oil-impregnated seed, providing your bird with the fatty acids, protein and minerals necessary for good health. Glossy strong feathers and increased vitality are the health changes you will notice within three weeks of using these products. In hot weather, when temperatures are above 25 degrees Celcius, it is necessary to prepare these fresh daily; otherwise, in winter, the seed can be left unchanged for the full three days. For some birds, Dr Marshall may recommend Turbobooster, Energy Powder and F-vite are given daily.

The dosages and instructions described here are recommended for the ongoing health programme. The dosages on the labels of the products are used for birds with illness or nutritional deficiencies.

1. A water cleanser is used to cleanse the bowel of harmful food and water related germs, promoting a stronger natural health. Dr Rob Marshall's special water cleanser is available through Carlingford Animal Hospital.

2. Dufoplus (5 drops) and Ioford (10 drops) are mixed together into 100mls of drinking water and safely left for two days, as they are sugar free. They provide the vitamins and trace elements necessary for good health. The signs of improved health are visible by the more intense green, blue and yellow color of the plumage, beak and feet, together with whiter whites in the feathers and an increased activity and talking ability.

* Eclectus Parrots have an eight-fold requirement for vitamin A compared to other parrots, 5 drops Dufoplus are added to 100mls drinking water or mixed into your bird's favourite fruit juice for an additional day each week.

3. Quik Gel is an optional health tonic that may be given in the drinking water as part of an ongoing weekly programme. It is prepared by mixing 1 drop (0.1ml) thoroughly into 100ml drinking water. Quik Gel provides an immediate energy boost to your bird and should be given whenever you feel your bird is tired or unwell or for those birds with chronic health problems. At the first sign of illness it is recommended to give Quik Gel in the drinking water and contact Carlingford Animal Hospital immediately.

4. 6 drops of Turbobooster is mixed thoroughly into 100gm of seed, then a level white 1gm spoon of Energy Powder and F-Vite is mixed into it. The powder sticks to the Turbobooster oil-impregnated seed, providing your bird with the fatty acids, protein and minerals necessary for good health. These supplements may also be mixed into your bird's fruit or vegetables and given as part of the morning and evening feeds. Mix 6 drops Turbobooster, 5 drops Ioford and 5 drops Dufoplus inside a passionfruit and sprinkle ¼ teaspoon each of Energy Powder and F vite on top. Glossy strong feathers and increased vitality are the health changes you will notice within three weeks of using these products. In hot weather, when temperatures are above 25 degrees Celcius, it is necessary to prepare these fresh daily; otherwise, in winter, the seed can be left unchanged for the full three days. For some birds, Dr Marshall may recommend Turbobooster, Energy Powder and F-vite are given daily.

The dosages and instructions described here are recommended for the ongoing health programme. The dosages on the labels of the products are used for birds with illness or nutritional deficiencies.

1. A water cleanser is used to cleanse the bowel of harmful food and water related germs, promoting a stronger natural health. The cleaning process is very important for lorikeets as they are particularly susceptible to bacterial and yeast infections. Dr Rob Marshall's special water cleanser is available through Carlingford Animal Hospital.

2. Turbobooster (6 drops), Dufoplus (5 drops) and Ioford(5 drops) are mixed together into 5mls of nectar or fruit juice. They provide the vitamins and trace elements necessary for good health. The signs of improved health are visible by the more intense green, blue and yellow color of the plumage, beak and feet, together with whiter whites in the feathers and an increased activity and talking ability.

3. Quik Gel is an optional health tonic that may be given in the nectar mix or drinking water as part of an ongoing weekly programme. It is prepared by mixing 1 drop (0.1ml) thoroughly into 5mls fruit juice/nectar. Quik Gel provides an immediate energy boost to your bird and should be given whenever you feel your bird is tired or unwell or for those birds with chronic health problems. At the first sign of illness it is recommended to give Quik Gel in the drinking water and contact Carlingford Animal Hospital immediately.

4. Energy Powder should be made available in a small dish during the day. This is a highly palatable and potent source of vitamin B and should be given fresh each day.

 

Client Information

 

Clients of Carlingford Animal Hospital may access our specialised health programmes tailor-made for each bird species by logging into our clients only page. This section also contains specific information on the day to day care, nutrition, health and special requirements of each of the bird species. If you are already registered as a client please click here to log in. For those who would like to register, please contact us to make an appointment for your pet bird today.

Dr Rob Marshall and bird trainer, Tailai O'Brien have developed a complete system of care that ensures health and happiness in your pet bird.

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