Guardian Angel - sick bird supplement
The Birdcare Company
Powerful liquid probiotic supplement for birds to support digestive function, increase breeding vigour, chick survival, and chick growth.
The digestive system of birds is very easily upset. Any slight stress causes a reduction in the blood supply to the gut. The biochemical conditions then change reducing the effectiveness of the gut and increasing the risk of infection by harmful bacteria. Keeping the gut topped up with beneficial digestive bacteria keeps the bad bugs under control and ensures that as much of the food as possible is actually absorbed into the bloodstream. This is the job of a probiotic.
Many bird keepers and vets have now demonstrated to themselves the superiority of Potent Brew over the traditional, freeze dried probiotics. Potent Brew works so well because it contains bacteria that act immediately once they get into the gut (they don’t have to rehydrate themselves like dried probiotics do) and it also contains enzyme components for active food digestion. However only buy Potent Brew in small quantities, as it is a live product with a short shelf life (4-6 months) and ideally it should be stored in the fridge.
If you want to add Potent Brew to water, then it is best to use bottled water and here is why:
Tap water would be fine, as long as there isn’t a lot of chlorine in it, as this will kill the good bacteria in the Potent Brew.
Bottled water would be better, but you do need to be careful with the type of bottled water. So try not to use distilled water, as again this would suck out all of the nutrients from the good bacteria and then they would die. Also try not to use bottled water that says “pure” in the title, as this could be reverse osmosis water and would be the same as distilled water.
If your birds are eating moist foods or an eggfood, then it would be more economical for you and guaranteed that your birds would take it by adding it to these foods.
Potent Brew stimulates efficient gut function and improves the bird’s ability to absorb nutrition, therefore it contributes to bringing adult birds into breeding condition. When young chicks hatch they have no bacteria in the gut. They rely on their parents to supply them with their food. Potent Brew in the food starts the chicks digestive system off very quickly ensuring rapid early growth and excellent resistance to otherwise dangerous digestive issues.
The bacterial strains in Potent Brew are:
L. Rhamnosus NCIMB 30174
e. Faecium NCIMB 30176
l. Plantarun NCIMB 30173
L. Acidophilus NCIMB 30175
Just take a look at what out customers are reporting:
Great product. Really helps fluffed up , poorly youngsters. Much better mortality rate since started using it.
All credit to Charlotte at The Birdcare Company and her recommendation that I try Potent Brew for my budgie's crop infection, when he was going badly downhill and refusing to take the antibiotic prescribed by the vet. If ever he shows signs of the infection returning (i.e. dry-retching), I give him another dose, plus occasional maintenance doses in his water. Wouldn't be without it!
Given to newly hatched pigeons until weaned good dry droppings and healthy glowing birds, great product