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Converting your bird from a seed diet to a pellet-based diet

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Converting your bird from a seed diet to a pellet-based diet

Birds in captivity suffer from two major issues.  First, they do not get to exercise or forage for food in any way similar to their wild counterparts.  Secondly, we have provided a diet that is calorically dense and nutrient poor which does not meet the essential micronutrients.
Making sure your bird has the right diet is one of the most important things you can do for their health. 
In this article, we go over how to convert your bird from a seed diet to a pellet based diet. 

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Fatty Liver Syndrome

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Fatty Liver Syndrome

WARNING: The photos are post mortem examinations from a clinical case and not for the squeamish.

Let's talk about....Fatty Liver Syndrome

All though all birds retain fat in their livers, egg layer chooks retain more fat in their livers then non-layers and male birds. This syndrome is characterised by the extreme accumulation of fat, sudden drop on egg production and increased mortality. 

 

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