Please feel free to contact us for recommendations on when and how much to use of any vitamin or supplement we use or recommend. We primarily recommend a daily vitamin supplement for Canarys, Finches , or birds diagnosed by an Avian Veterinarian as vitamin deficient. Other species of birds who are eating a diet like the one we recommend in our "Diet and Nutrition" articles on our Educational Articles page at this link: Diet and Nutrition - do NOT need any further supplementation.
Nekton S Daily Vitamin: 35 Gram
The animal body is like a machine in that it needs "parts", catalysts and "fuel" if it is to function properly. These substances are called nutrients and most of them must be supplied by the diet. Vitamins belong to these vital nutritive substances. Some are essential for the transfer of energy while some are vital for the regulation of the protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolisms. Without vitamins, and minerals, the body is unable to break down the food substances and turn them into structural units and/or energy. Because animals can synthesise only a few vitamins and no minerals they must form a permanent part of the dietary intake. According to reports from veterinarians, however, up to 90% of the ailments they treat in birds are due to an incorrect and inadequate diet. In the majority of cases the cause is a deficiency in the active substances - vitamins, macro and trace elements, especially in times of stress when a bird's needs can fluctuate considerably. At times like these the supply of vitamins is often either insufficient or not available to the body in full, namely, a hypovitaminosis. A hypovitaminosis is not easily recognised at first, but any long-term deficiency will lead to considerable damage to a bird's health and finally to its death. NEKTON-S provides birds owners with a food supplement especially formulated to suit these needs.
Its well-balanced composition of 13 vitamins, 18 free amino acids in the natural L form and minerals will help prevent deficiency diseases and increase the nutritional value of the diet. NEKTON-S increases a bird's resistance to disease and the pressures of moult, shows, acclimation, etc., as well as improving its productivity, especially during breeding. This is one of the only vitamin supplements we have been able to find that has sufficient Vitamin A ( 6660 I.U. per Gram) to benefit the average companion bird in need of artificial supplementation.
We recommend this supplement NOT be used as the manufacturer directs - which is to mix it with water - which not only dilutes or completely limits the vitamins effectiveness - but it also causes massive bacterial growth in the water. This is true of ALL vitamin supplements we know of that are mixed with water. We recommend punching a number of holes in the foil seal and then sprinkling a small amount (similarly to adding salt to your food) onto something your bird loves to eat! Moist foods are an especially good place to add the vitamin - just be sure to take any moist foods away from your bird within 2 hours or less.
Store in a dark, preferably refridgerated location.
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