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Diet and Nutrition Discuss issues related to diet and learn about encouraging your budgie to a variety of healthy foods
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:20 PM
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So in loo of Peatri not feeling well, we gave him a drop of this:



Upon closer inspection, we noticed a pretty awful ingredient in this. It actually has Chaparral leaf in it, which according to this thread:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-holi...-remedies.html

Can induce severe liver toxicity.

I just wanted to let everyone know and bring some information forward that is already available to us here.

I just think it's pretty terrible that a product intended for our birds contains an ingredient that can potentially make them very sick!

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Kristen,

I wouldn't be overly concerned that the product contains chaparral as one of the ingredients.

The following is a quotation from "Integrative Therapies" by Robert Ness, DVM
Herbal blends and formulations combine the benefits of multiple herbs, which typically produce a synergistic action
while minimizing the potential toxic effects of a single
herb. Herbs provide many unique qualities that are very
limited in conventional medicine, such as anticancer,
antiviral and immunoregulation properties.
https://avianmedicine.net/content/upl...grativemed.pdf
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Oh good! I got a bit worried when I saw that, We both freaked out a little because we had just given it to him, haha. Ok, well that is really good information to know, and a super article. Thanks Deb!
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Great article, I know of Dr. Ness, he does a lot of alternate medicine at his practice, another great avian vet in the Chicago area.
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