We won Best in Show at the Zebra finch National in South Africa on 6th 7th September 1997. The birds endured four days in showcases and a round trip of 1,100 kilometres without losing any condition! I believe that this is due to the Spark (Energize) we used for five days prior to, and also at the show. Spark (Energize) also helped the birds to cope with the altitude difference of over 6000 ft without being lethargic for 48 hours like they would normally have been.
The most common cause of feather plucking appears to be calcium deficiency....
As research tells us that 98% of pet birds are getting less than the recommended levels of calcium in their diet it is actually surprising that there aren't more cases of feather plucking. Calcium is involved in both nerve and muscle function. Calcium deficient animals often show nervous behaviour such as fear, aggression and feather plucking. So the central part of our recommendation is to add Calcivet to the diet for feather plucking birds.
Potent Brew is an excellent product for giving your chicks the best start in life. It also acts as a breeding stimulant as well. So start giving it to your parent birds just before you pair them up. Use it on a daily basis all through breeding and rearing. You will be amazed at the results! www.birdcareco.com
Bannish coccidia (going light) and reduce chick losses by feeding one of our Feast soft foods or adding Flourish. If you know your adults are suffering with coccidia then Acox is an important product to have in your first aid cupboard.
Ensure your birds are free from worms. Ivermectin is excellent for some types but you will have to put drops on the back of the neck. Harkaverm is another good product for keeping your birds free of worms. This product goes into the drinking water so is really easy to use. You will need to do this at least 3 weeks before breeding.