Ann Hollingsworth, Bedfordshire.
I have been hand rearing baby parrots for more than 20 years now. I recently had to hand rear a Senegal and cockatoo. I used my normal hand rearing food that I had used for years; unfortunately both birds got a Candida yeast infection. I tried everything to clear the birds’ crops, but sadly the cockatoo passed away.
Having persisted with the Senegal I found I could still not clear the crop so I phoned The Birdcare Company and spoke to Malcolm. I was quite surprised to learn that I could give Potent Brew neat directly into the beak. I had always given Potent Brew mixed with water and Spark during the first few days of the birds’ life, but never dreamt of giving it neat.
The Senegal which only weighed 25g was given 1ml of neat Potent Brew and the turnaround in its health was extremely quick. The Senegal is now feeding really well and growing well and now weighs about 120g.