When I worked back in Switzerland for a veterinarian who was a bird expert I saw a lot of birds arriving at the vet’s office showing signs of lack of vitamins. I can’t even emphasize enough how important it is for your bird, your parrots, finches, parakeets and whatever bird you have, to be provided with the necessary vitamins.
There are strong signs that your bird might show that indicate a lack of vitamins. Let’s take a closer look at those signs and at what you need to know about the available multi-vitamin products.
The birds at that Swiss vet’s office often showed feather problems that pointed to the fact that they didn’t get the necessary vitamins. The feathers might be dull in colors and the birds loose them easily. Some birds also pluck their feathers – a very strong sign of vitamin deficiency.
Other signs are infected respiratory, digestive and reproductive organs. The signs depend on which vitamins are most deficient. You might see problems with breathing or strong digestion issues. Do not wait too long. Ask your vet and then add the needed vitamins and minerals to your bird’s diet.
Multivitamins are great because they cover a wide area of vitamin and mineral needs without the danger of over-dosage. With the available multivitamin products you can’t go wrong. Nevertheless ask your vet for advice to meet the specific needs of your bird.
Important about the multivitamin is that it should be accepted by the bird. Even picky birds need to drink their enhanced water and eat their food sprinkled with the vitamins. If your bird refuses one specific product try another one. It might just be a personal preference.
Read the directions of your chosen multivitamin carefully. Most of the products can be added to water as well as to food. It will eventually be the choice of your bird of how you can offer the multivitamin.
Choose the multivitamin product according to what you want to improve for your bird. You might just need a good vitamin mix with or without additional minerals or enzymes for better digestion. Ask your vet to be sure to get the right multivitamin product for your bird.
Some multivitamin products shouldn’t be kept in the refrigerator, others do need to be stored in the fridge. Read the description of your chosen product to make sure to store it right.
Nekton-S Multi-Vitamin for Birds
- Multi-Vitamin supplement
- Enriched with amino acids
- For all caged birds
- Well-balanced composition of 13 vitamins, 18 free amino acids and minerals
Nekton is always something we have for our birds. We have 10 parrots and use this for all of them as needed in their water or on their food. We’ve used it for years and it’s always been a high quality product. Nice to have it in the large container like this!
I’ve been using Nekton vitamins for years. It is water soluble and simple to sprinkle on the water since parrots dunk all their food in the water bowl. You can also sprinkle it on fruit as well. I would not use any other vitamin products. I only recommend this one.
I have 6 Amazons. After one month, their feathers are so much more colorful. This supplement really works. I will definitely buy again!
8 In 1 Pet Products Multi-Vitamin Bird Supplement
- High potency multi-vitamin supplement
- Easy to give daily
- Supplies important vitamins for proper growth and nutrition
- Size: 4 ounce
This worked great for my parakeet Ghost. She was plucking her feathers because of a vitamin disorder. Now she looks great and healthy.
They are easy to use, Bird drinks them and doesn’t turn her beak up at them. She has recovered from her molt with them and is in good health again.
I have Diamond Doves. It’s a great must have product for your birds. Use 6-8 drops in the water every time I change the water.
Living World Prime Powder
- Formulated to fill in the missing nutrients in seed-based diets
- Penetrates soft food for accurate dosage
- Contains a unique combination of enzymes and acidifiers
- Exotic fruit flavoring without added sugar
For my conure the change is very noticeable. The vitamins have helped with the watery diarrhea he had when we first got him, his feathers look a lot fuller and prettier, and he just seems overall healthier and happier since he’s gotten regular doses of this supplement.
Rather than adding this to my Blue-Front Amazon Parrot‘s water dish, I’ve been sprinkling the vitamin powder on water soaked Cheerios for many years. She really seems to like the taste and all her lab work comes back perfect. I have found this to be a simple way to keep my bird in excellent heath.
Great quality, very nice smell.My birds seem to enjoy this supplement very much, they even look better and grow better feathers.