The use of apple cider vinegar is popular with bird breeders. However, some breeders don’t know how to use and take advantage of its benefits. This article explains the internal and external applications of apple cider vinegar, its benefits, and how to use it for pet birds.
Apple cider vinegar benefits for internal uses
- Provides vitamins and minerals, essential acids, and enzymes if it is organic.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Extends the blood with oxygen.
- Aids in digestion and helps clear toxins in the body.
- Assists in managing constipation and diarrhea.
- Controls excessive yeast and bacteria proliferation in the digestive tract.
- Helps burn fat, but without diet and exercise, it is pointless.
- Reduces stress.
Only use organic vinegar for internal applications and dilute it with water before indigestion.
External uses, applications, and benefits
Apple cider vinegar can offer many benefits when used externally. You can use it for:
- Cleaning cages, utensils, and perches.
- Washing fruits and vegetables offered to birds.
- Treating and control small wounds and relieving wounds pain (diluted spray)
- Treating dry skin and feather problems (diluted spray or bath)
- Improving the quality and brightness of feathers (diluted bath)
- Expelling unwanted external parasites (diluted bath)
Dosage for internal and external use
For chickens, add four milliliters of apple cider vinegar per liter of water. For small songbirds, such as canaries and goldfinches, add five drops per 100ml of drinking water. For bathing, add 1 capful of apple cider vinegar or 1 teaspoon per 500ml water.
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