Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:37 pm

Mick M. NV powder is a commercial vitamin/electrolyte sold by Vetafarm. That is an Australian company, don't know if they are available to you. It is very good for stress situations, gives the birds a boost to get them through it. In the UK, the Birdcare Co. makes a similar product, Guardian Angel, though I'm not sure if it contains electrolytes.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by lpappy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:25 pm

If you have one bird that is a little under the weather is this safe to give to the whole flock without removing and treating just the one bird?
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by steve » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:46 am

"Pedialyte or similar commercial electrolyte", how often should this be used?

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by kristofer » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:13 pm

I will use this recipe for myself after long runs hahaha
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by katlovesaandw » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:36 am

GREAT!
Thank you for sharing and great thing to know!
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by mondo » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:41 am

Sally

can we just use pocari sweat?

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:45 am

mondo I don't know what pocari sweat is.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sojourner » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:36 pm

lpappy asked:

"If you have one bird that is a little under the weather is this safe to give to the whole flock without removing and treating just the one bird?"

I reiterate that question ...
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:54 am

Sojourner wrote: lpappy asked:

"If you have one bird that is a little under the weather is this safe to give to the whole flock without removing and treating just the one bird?"

I reiterate that question ...
I don't think it would hurt the other birds, it is mostly just electrolytes. I wouldn't continue to use it for a long period of time, but I have given NV powder (which is basically electrolytes and glucose) for several days for birds that were under stress.

If you have a sick bird, there are several products you can offer, such as Thrive or Survive by Morning Bird.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Rothe18 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:48 am

Thanks for this- I have a very stressed Java due to a recent move who's maybe not drinking well from their cage- I'm gonna try this for her tonight! [-o<

I also have a new little baby who is about one month and one week old-is it safe to mix this in with the soaks eat I'm giving him for food now? He seems rather chill, though.

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Sally » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:04 am

I don't know that I'd give it to the baby, but I'd definitely give it to the stressed Java.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by skyjump100 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:55 pm

Thanks for the f ormula. Iwill give it a go.
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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by Stuart whiting » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:51 pm

Sally wrote: Mick M. NV powder is a commercial vitamin/electrolyte sold by Vetafarm. That is an Australian company, don't know if they are available to you. It is very good for stress situations, gives the birds a boost to get them through it. In the UK, the Birdcare Co. makes a similar product, Guardian Angel, though I'm not sure if it contains electrolytes.
Hi Sally,

The birdcare company uk is probably one of the best companies in the uk if not the best, I've used a few of their products over the years and to with very good effect,

I used to use a formula called " spark " and was used when I got back home from exhibiting my birds as the long distance traveling obviously can cause a little stress to some birds and this product used to calm em down and settle back into their surroundings,

Incidentally I always used to give me birds a quick squirt of anti mite spray after every show :mrgreen:

Well done to Debbie for the formula and thank you for making the thread a sticky =D>

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Re: Homemade Electrolyte Recipe

Post by OliwiaMoriarti » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:32 pm

Is it safe to mix in with formula for baby finches?
I have two zebra finches; Mouschi, and his girlfriend, Kim.

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