FITGRIT and ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

Naturally For Birds Information Update 8                                                       By Gary Fitt, BrisbaneA complete and balanced diet for seed-eating cage birds comprises a range of staple items – dry seeds, half ripe seeding grasses,sprouted seeds, water and various types of greens, plus…

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FitGrit

1. FITGRITTM  An outstanding grit blend containing a range of fine grits, canunda, multiple forms of calcium, the legendary “pink powder”, and other additives. It is a highly palatable form of soluble grits, and mineral powders which will greatly assist with supplies of calcium and other minerals for your birds. Available in 1kg and 2kg packs or larger quantities if required. Pack weights and prices…

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Who Uses Naturally For Birds Supplement?

Gary Fitt, Brisbane. One important user is Prof Simon Griffith in the School of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University in Sydney. Simon’s research group works on the ecology, behaviour, genetics and evolution of Australia’s grassfinches, but specialising on the Zebra Finch, Gouldian Finch, Longtailed Finch and now the Blackthroat (https://griffithecology.com/ ). Simon’s group has been involved with Gouldian research for many years and Dr Sarah…

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Keep your sub-species pure.

  • Published in Science

it’s vital that sub-species of our native and foreign finches are maintained. Gary Fitt (Brisbane) on behalf of the NFSA  At a recent (Nov 2018) NFSA Committee meeting we discussed the important issue of keeping subspecies of our finches and softbills separate in our aviaries to ensure we don’t contaminate one subspecies with another. This was prompted in part by The National Finch and Softbill Association provides a national…

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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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Introducing New Food to your Birds .

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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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Russian Comfrey and Micro-Nutrients.

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 Valuable therapeutic plants materials for your birds. Gary Fitt, Brisbane. When I was young and just getting into birds (around ten years old) I vividly remember visiting an old bird breeder a few streets away. It was a fascinating place and Norm had cages and aviaries everywhere with many different birds, but canaries were his speciality. He had the system for cabinet breeding well worked…

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