Oil based supplements for skin

by Lynn
(Maryland)

what about Linatone by Lambert Kay or something else on the bird's seed every other day - an oil based supplement for the skin?

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Apr 19, 2012
Bird with dry skin
by: Tracie

If you are feeding Harrison's High Potency and your bird has dry skin, then you need to look into getting a humidifier. Of course, this would only be after you have had your bird checked by an avian vet to rule out health issues.

Two products our avian vet suggests are organic red palm oil, Sunshine Factor and Soother Plus for birds with feather issues, but again only after an exam. The Sunshine Factor is best baked into bird bread so that the bird will eat it.

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Apr 19, 2012
oil base supplemtns for skin
by: Anonymous

My bird is a little dry skinned and a bit itchy.
I took her to the vet.

Vet suggested misting the bird once a day with a water spray bottle with plain water in it.

I also run a warm mist humidifier now on high. Low setting wasn't enf.

My bird eats Roudybush pellets, it's a great dietary supplament for the bird, however, my vet did say she needed a bit more than that right now. She's molting, and the dry winter left her skin a wee-bit dry.

The vet prescribed "Sunshine Factor" with a medicine surgine. She requires a certain amount I can just give to her straight. Sunshine Factor thru my vet cost me $10 for a bottle which will look to last her a good month or two. Vet said she should only need one bottle.

I suggest you take your bird to the vet, make sure the bird is healthy, and then ask about getting a bottle of Sunshine Factor. I'm not sure if you can get this at a store or bird supply store. I just know I've not seen it until now.

Depending on your birds age can also depend on it's molting cycle. My bird is still young, and the vet said she would molt several times in the next 3 yrs. then once a yr after. Another reason my bird was itchy.

Your bird should see an avian vet once a year anyways. My avian vet really doesn't cost too much.

Good luck! Hope this helps.

Apr 19, 2012
Harrison's pellets must have just about everything in them
by: chaydel

This has been something bothering me for a while. My G2 is a plucker and her skin looks dry; however, I do feed her Harrison's pellets so it must be me having too much time to heal what may not need healing, so to speak. She doesn't scratch at her skin excessively. She does not seem to like whatever it is that I have tried over time. She gets an extremely balanced diet and plenty of petting and play.

Thanks for bring up this topic. ch

Apr 18, 2012
Oil for bird's skin
by: Tracie

The safest thing you can do is feed Harrison's High Potency Pellets as 80% of your bird's diet. It has dende oil in it and you won't risk over doing any vitamins or feed too much oil/fat to your bird.

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