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The secrets to improved show birds and quality feather condition revealed

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Birds require certain nutrients to remain fit and healthy and a little boost of others to excel.  Nutrition plays a huge role in feather condition simply because the protein used to make feathers is very different in amino acid composition from the protein in the rest of the body. In fact 70% of the sulphur containing amino acids in a bird are incorporated in its feathers.

Unfortunately it is these very nutrients that are in very short supply in all plant foods whether it be seeds, nuts, fruits or vegetables. Supplementing with correctly selected amino acids does have a dramatic effect on both the quality of feathers produced and the speed with which they are replaced. These amino acids are incorporated into some of the better on-food vitamin supplements on the market.

They are not incorporated into soluble supplements (at least not in adequate quantities) because they can smell very unpleasant in tap water. So in general moulting supplements should be fed in an eggfood or added to moist fruit and vegetables. This can create a problem for owners of birds that are reluctant to take these foods.

The Birdcare Company has over 18 years' experience in designing and producing some of the most effective bird supplements on the market. Quite simply, there is nothing out there that can beat our show products.  With the simple addition of EasyBird Show Supremo into your birds diet, you can be confident that they are receiving the very best nutrition.

Avian flu update: DEFRA tells owners to keep poultry indoors until spring

On the 5th of January, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced that the restrictions on keeping birds indoors, would be maintained in England until 28 February. Similar moves were made in Scotland and Wales and there is a Britain-wide ban on poultry shows and gatherings.Keepers, including people with just a few [...]

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Pro's and Con's of probiotics

Some people believe that certain species of birds do not have any beneficial bacteria in their gut (Sterile Bowel Theory).  Here is our Technical Director's comments on this.Let me start by saying that the notion that Australian finches (or any other birds for that matter) don’t have beneficial bacteria in the gut seems completely bizarre. There are [...]

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It's Show Time

The secrets to more rosettes this show season revealed...It takes lots of patience and skill to get success on the show benches, we can't help you there!  We can however help in some other areas such as health and nutrition:Download our FREE Health And Nutrition Guide - CLICK HERE

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Special offer - Harkaverm bird wormer

Special Offer!**We have limited stocks of Harkaverm liquid bird wormer with a short shelf life until November 2016. Whilst stocks last, we are offering this product for a reduced price of just £5.95 (normally £9.90)**To take advantage of this offer call our sales line on tel: 01453 835330 or e-mail sales@birdcareco.com**Whilst stocks last. [...]

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The importance of bathing water for birds

Zebra finches have been used in research for as long as I can remember. This research project by Krause and Ruploh of Bielefeld University in Germany shows how important it is for many birds to have bathing water available even for a bird that has evolved to cope with droughts.They measured the levels of the [...]

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Welcome to our new website!

The Birdcare Company are delighted to be implementing a brand new website. The site is designed to work seamlessly on mobile devices as well as desktops. Please sign up for a new account and browse our unique range of bird supplements and feeds. Give us your feedback and let us know your thoughts on [...]

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