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Question:

November 2, 2020

African Grey weight


My African gray is 35 year old. a little under weight. What can I feed him to put on weight?


Answer:

Hi Margaret,

It’s important to do anything like this under the guidance of your Avian Vet. You want to make sure there isn’t an underlying cause. With an older bird, it may just be poor muscling. But you want the bird to gain healthy weight in the form of muscle and not fat. We do have a couple of products that would probably help him out. One is our Senior Bird Nutri-Berries. We also have a Veterinary product, which your Vet would have to order for you. They are called Nutri-An Cakes and are similar to our Avi-Cakes. We have a formulation for birds who need to gain healthy weight. Please ask your Vet about Nutri-An Cakes for Recovery & Nutritional Support for Large birds. We also have one for weight maintenance for overweight birds, so you do not want that one.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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