Virkon S.

Naturally for Birds Information Update 6: Gary Fitt Brisbane. VIRKON S – EFFECTIVE WATER TREATMENT FOR SEED SPROUTING Naturally for Birds is proud to now be a distributor of Virkon™ S, one of the most effective disinfectants available for use in animal production systems worldwide. With powerful, proven performance against over 500 strains of viruses, bacteria and fungi, Virkon™ S is selected by governments worldwide…

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Understanding Breeding Condition.

 By Mike Fidler DAYLIGHT HOURS [PHOTOPERIOD] NUTRITION – FOOD ENERGETICS + NUTRITIONAL VALUE CLIMATE,  TEMPERATURE, RAIN AVAILABLE NESTING SITES & NESTING MATERIAL HABITAT COMPETITION, PECKING ORDER AGE, HEALTH COURTSHIP BEHAVIOUR COMPATABILITY THE HORMONAL CASCADE In the wild, the start of the breeding cycle in birds is triggered by day length [photoperiod] in temperate zones, and seasonal rains or vegetative greenness in tropical ones. These primary…

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Introducing New Food to your Birds .

The importance of position effects. Gary Fitt, Brisbane. Whenever we introduce new foods to our birds it can take time for some species to sample the new item and become familiar with its taste and texture. Some species readily accept anything new; Parrot finches or canaries are good examples, but many species are more finicky and take time to adapt. In an earlier article on…

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Drinkers for breeding crickets and similar insects.Some people also breed crickets for their finches. Crickets are a fantastic balanced livefood, but they have a weird habit of drowning themselves in any water, even drinkers. You can easily have 20-30 adult crickets inside a drinker, all drowned and stinking.Click here for shop Water for your fly breeding colony.   Do you breed bushfly maggots for your…

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