Lactobacilli source used in pet birds by avian veterinarians.
To populate the gut with live, viable bacteria.
By popular request, a probiotic succesfully used in pet birds by avian veterinarians.
A 30 day round of avian probiotic may be beneficial for birds who are prescribed an antibiotic.
Dose and Administration
Recommended dosage: one third of a packet for a parrot below 0.5 kg per day For bigger birds like macaws use half of a packet per day.
Duration of treatment is 30 days. (NOTE: 10 packets required for small bird / 15 packets for large birds)
Probiotic powder can be mixed with Harrison's Hand-Feeding formula, moistened Harrison's nuggets, fresh fruits or any other soft food.
The open foil packets should be closed and stored in the fridge for a maximum of 3 days.
1.5g contains viable bacteria of lactic acid with a bacterial count of 1000 million per gram.
Other ingredients: potato starch, lactose. maltodextrin.
Its amazing what this probiotic can do. I have tried many others both for humans as well as those sold specifically for pigeons, and while some of them will make a bit of a difference in the firmness of the droppings, this German stuff does wonderful things for my pigeon. Shes a three year old female rescue thats kept exclusively indoors, but despite the best food and care has a pretty weak immune system. Every once in a while shell get diarrhea, stop eating and become lethargic. Before I had tried this probiotic, I would have to give her antibiotics which although they worked well and fast, were not a great solution to a recurring problem. Now instead of antibiotics, I give her this probiotic and she goes back to feeling perfect although it does take one or two days longer than with an antibiotic. In the meantime I provide supportive care - regular hand feeding to make sure she has food in her at all time and a few drops of apple cider vinegar in her water. When shes down, I do this whether shes taking a probiotic or an antibiotic. I am amazed and thrilled this probiotic can have such a drastic effect on such a visibly sick bird. Having said that if you notice that your bird is not feeling well, and you arent 100% sure that you know what is going on and how to treat it, dont delay - take your bird to the vet immediately. I also use the Healx Booster as well as Booster concentrate, but not really sure how much of a difference they make. With the probiotic, the results are dramatic, which to me more than justifies its rather exorbitant price. Speaking of which, I cant afford to waste any, so I dont put the probiotic in the water or the food. Instead, I pour it - its a powder - into two or three empty gel caps size 4 that go directly down the birds throat.
I rescued a sulfur crested cockatoo from a market in Bangkok. His dropings were watery and lacking ureate. He appeared to have been living on a diet of Sunflower and Banana. I fed him the fine High Protein mix with 1/2 Tbsp. ground cashews and peanuts flavored with naturally sweetened pomegranate juice. Used the probiotic mixed with the cashews and then combined with the fine pellets. It took him about 7 days to acclimate to the new diet. Positive notceable dropping results in about 5 days. Cockie is an almost overly vibrant bird now! It has been 8 months and I am switching to the adult maintenance diet and will continue with the probiotic. Cockie was in rough shape when I found him.. he is the star of the neighborhood in Northern Thailand now.. If I could only get him to stop crying for his Harrisons in the morning. I also fed Harrisons to a marsh hen and chicks that live in the pond in the back of my house here... she runs out of the reeds whenever I bring the storage bottle out..