Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

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Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:03 am

Here is a recipe for homemade electrolyte solution for those times when you don't have Pedialyte or similar commercial electrolyte solution on hand. Recipe was contributed by debbie276--thanks for this, Debbie!

To: 8 oz of warm water (about 103 to 105 degrees F)
Add: 1/2 Tablespoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda.

Mix well, can be kept in fridge for a few days.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by CandoAviary » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:53 am

My Mom would make this when I was a child anytime I had a stomach virus bug, flu, or even a cold. It kept the body hydrated and your blood sugar levels balanced... actually will make you feel much better :D This is similar to the gloucouse type drip they will put you on when hospitalized for severe food poisioning . Also similar to the ingredients of Gatorade; the rehyrating sports drink...which can be used for birds in a pinch. Also a great quick drink that may save your dogs life if ever in heat exhaustion! I always kept liter bottles at the dog kennel here in Florida...just in case.
Old home remedies are the best... I guess they get lost through modern technology :| Good share, Sally!

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Just a clarification, that's not my recipe, Debbie (debbie276) posted this, I just made it a sticky. Thanks again, Debbie!
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Post by CandoAviary » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:04 pm

Oops... Good share Debbie :D

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by jls7453 » Tue May 15, 2012 10:52 pm

Thank for sharing.
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Post by richierick » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:26 am

Thanks for sharing (y)
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by MissEdie » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:22 am

Thank you, I heard this is good for new moves (stress)
I have a Pair of Canaries.I also have an Aviary(video) with a bunch of finches in it.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Teagarden » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:27 am

Thank you. It's great to have recipes on hand to make wat my birds need. mary

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Mick M. » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:15 am

Great sticky Sally =D> :-BD
Great to have all these recepie's to hand :D
Keep up the great work =D>
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by wilkifam » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:46 am

Would this be something that is good to give a new bird when you first get it home?
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:48 am

It would probably work, but my preference is to give them NV powder in their water when they are in a stressful situation--new birds, moving, going to the mart.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by wilkifam » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:55 am

Was going to order seed from Laraine's today, will order some NV powder to have on hand.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by zeenie » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:01 pm

Thanks as well for sharing this. Wonderful to have this recipe!!!
I have had to give my birds pedialyte before but was without it a few times when the stores were closed.
I might need to mix this up this week if my one finch is not feeling and looking better.

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by zeenie » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:15 am

Thanks debbie276 and Sally.
This is wonderful to have this recipe on hand.
I had to have my birds on Pedialyte years ago and remember running out because I didn't buy enough and couldn't get what I needed because the stores were closed late at night and of course a sick bird is a 24hr work shift.

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Mick M. » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:06 pm

Hi to Sally ,

The NV powder you mentioned in an earlier post here , what is it exactly please ?

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