Acox - For birds going light

The Birdcare Company
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Coccidiosis is a major problem which leads to many young chick deaths. Common in greenfinches, canaries, other British Finches and pigeons.  Acox is what you need...

A liquid treatment for coccidiosis (birds going light).

Added directly into birds drinking water.


Going light is generally caused by a protozoan parasite called Coccidia. Coccidia is common in adult birds and only rarely causes a problem with these. However the adults infect their babies when feeding and the poorly developed immune system of the babies is not able to block large numbers of them.

The Coccidia enter the bloodstream and completely change their form (they are often called atoxoplasma or many other names). These bugs get into the liver and spleen which they damage but, while there is enough functioning liver the birds grow perfectly normally. At around 8-12 weeks of age the liver damage reaches a critical point and the birds spend a lot of time eating but lose weight and die.

By the time symptoms show the liver damage is permanent. Feeding our Feast Eggfood reduces the workload on the liver and may save some birds however the liver will not repair so they will always be vulnerable.

The real trick with Coccidia is prevention. That means reducing the level of Coccidia in the adults (you won't eliminate them completely even with powerful drugs). You have three choices.

1. The top choice is to feed our Feast Eggfood as it contains anti-coccidial herbs as well as powerful immune support so keeps infestation levels down before and all through the breeding season.

2. If you can’t feed Feast you can add our Flourish supplement to other brands of soft food and that will add the same immune support and anti-coccidial herbs.

3. Generally we prefer the natural approach but if you have a genuine problem, we would also recommend Acox in addition to Feast or Flourish for this season and the next. DO NOT give Acox whilst chicks are in the nest.

Acox application:
Add to the drinking water at the rate of 6 mls per litre of water, and give for one week. In bad cases it may be given at half that rate for a second week. DO NOT GIVE WHEN CHICKS ARE IN THE NEST. Always read the label.
Active ingredients:
Amprolium Hydrochloride.


  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by john mcconnachie on 20th Jul 2021

    Purchased this for some young fife canaries that looked a bit off colour followed instructions and after 3-4 days they started to pick up again

  • 5

    Posted by Aissa on 11th Jan 2021

    Very good am so happy my bird looks very happy

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Nov 2019

    This product is great for canaries

  • 5
    Get it and try it see what your thoughts are

    Posted by Don yeats on 28th Nov 2019

    My thoughts are that I’ve tried all products for coccidiosis this is the best highly recommend it

  • 4

    Posted by patrick hickling on 9th May 2018

    Ive found this product helpful in the past its worth having in my med cabinet .the pigeon is now almost back to normal ,pigeons are generally fit all their lives ,but they are beggars for drinking unfit water ,No idea why ,if they get the chance .

  • 4
    gurdian angle

    Posted by patrick hickling on 9th May 2018

    it seemed to help my birds ,though I don't know what it was that caused them to go out of condition but after administration of G A they are now fine.