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Aves Fruitmix - low iron (40 ppm)
Fruit mix is a Premix to prepare a complete (low iron) diet for frugivorous birds, such as Touracos, Mousebirds, Trogons, Mynahs Hornbills, Barbets, Toucans, Broadbills, Cotingas, Pipras, Bulbuls, Leafbirds, Waxwings, Flowerpeckers, White-eyes, Tanagers, Birds of Paradise, Troupials, Fruitdoves and Eclectus Parrots.
Low iron contents of 40 mg/kg (40 ppm) to avoid iron intoxication (hemosiderosis and hemochromatosis).
Recent publications show that death through iron intoxication is a real threat and one of the main causes of death of many species of frugivorous birds. Breeding results are rather poor because malfunction of the intoxicated liver, which cannot synthesise egg yolk protein. Many softfood and pellet diets show when analysed too high quantities of iron. These cannot be excreted by the birds and results in intoxication of liver and bladder.
The staple diet of frugivorous birds consists of locally available fruit and berries, supplemented with AVES-FRUIT MIX-low iron. The basic ingredients of the diet consist of locally available fruit and berries. Make the diet as varied as possible e.g.:
1 part (as per weight) figs, juniper berries, rose-hips, rowanberries
4 parts (as per weight) apple, pear, orange, carrot, banana, raisins, dates
Wash, peel and cut the fruit and berries. Mix and weigh it. Spread it over a large surface
Sprinkle (using a coarse sieve) one part (as per weight) of FRUIT MIX over 10 parts of the fruitmixture. Mix thoroughly.
If the mixture is a too moist, add some dried bread to have the moisture absorbed. Offer the birds, depending on their size, also Aves-Insectile Fine or Course, crumbled cuttlefish bone, oyster shell grit, insoluble grit, a limited quantity of seeds, drinking- and bathing water.
Proportion: 800 gram for 8,8 kg of fruit diet
complete frugivorous diet includes excellent sources of digestible calcium, and vitamin D3 for maintenance of the skeleton freshly prepared without preservatives low iron contents to prevent iron intoxication highly suitable as a complementary diet for e.g. Caiques, Eclectus Parrots, Brotogerus and Amazon Parrots.
By fundamental knowledge and research Avesproduct has gained an excellent reputation with its quality products. By Avesproduct can provide a versatile, practical and objective information long and intensive contact with bird breeders, zoos and scientific institutions.
Avesproduct has specialised in the development and production of specialist birdfoods. Based on fundamental knowledge and research, Avesproduct’s high quality birdfoods have acquired an excellent name. Due to many years of intensive contacts with birdbreeders, Zoological Gardens and scientific Institutions, Avesproduct is able to give extensive, practical and objective advice. Through excellent service and professional guidance Avesproduct’s birdfoods have been used with great success since 1976.
Many questions are often raised about bird nutrition. The concept of the energy value, the desired nutritional value of bird diets, the differences between animal and plant protein, the function of vitamin E, the use of vitamin and mineral supplements are only a few examples. To our knowledge, only few professional nutritionists are working in the field of bird nutrition. Nutritional research published in Scientific and Avicultural Magazines are rather hindered by a shortage of professionally educated nutritionist with an interest in birds and bird nutrition than by financial funds. In our view both areas of expertise should go hand in hand. Avesproduct has published several books and numerous articles in the Dutch language. It is a challenge to translate parts into English and have them published on Internet.
J.P. Holsheimer, our senior research nutritionist, has a lifetime experience as a scientific researcher in avian nutrition. He is an invited member of The New York Academy of Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honours were presented to him because of his publications in internationally recognised scientific magazines.
Avesproduct offers a complete assortment of foodproducts for birds, with the exception of seeds and pellets. Several food supplements for reptiles are also available.
The products can be categorised as following:
Ready to use products: Avesnectar, Sunhum, Loristart, Lorinectar , LoriDry and Aves Handrearing Diet.
Premixes: to prepare complete home made bird diets: Aves-Start, Aves-Plus , Psitta-Start, Fruitmix-low iron and Insectile.
Complete food supplements: Avesmix-25, Psittamix , Aves-Stressmix and Aves-Maximix.
We also offer:
Biscuitmeal, which should be used for several home made diets.
Pollen, as a supplementary food for lories, hanging parakeets and figparrots.
Probiotics, which is neither a foodstuff nor a medicine, but a supplement for growth and maintenance of the intestinal flora.
Aves-Mealwormfood, Aves-Insect dustingpowder; a complete Phelsuma Diet.