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Dr. Rob is a world renowned avian veterinarian in Sydney, Australia. He was the veterinary consultant for the Northern Territory Nature and Conservation Commission for a scientific study of the disease status in the wild population of the endangered Gouldian Finches as it related to a "Recovery Plan".

 

 

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Barb Onnen from South Dakota asks: Dear Dr Rob, I have two pair of Gouldians, one pair on eggs and another looking interested in starting a family. I would like to start my birds on your system. Is it ok to start them now? I wanted to make sure any chicks produced get off to good start. Thank you.
Hello Barb, It is best to start the Programme well before breeding starts so as to give them time to get used to it and for full benefits during breeding. Now would be an okay time for the pair who is starting to get interested as they are preparing to nest. And also for the incubating birds so that they can get used to the new tastes before they start feeding babies. Best of Luck, Rob


Johnny Repko from Celina, Ohio asks: I have just received my starter pac and was wondering if when preparing the seed with the TurboBooster if I could prepare enough seed for a week and keep it stored in the refrigerator instead of preparing the mixture daily.
Hello Johnny, I do not recommend mixing the TurboBooster days ahead, even if it is stored in the refrigerator. However Laraine has told me that she has done it for up to 4 days with no adverse effects, when she has had to travel for business reasons. Best of Luck, Rob


Johnny Repko from Celina, Ohio asks: I am currently using the core supplements from Dr. Marshalls program and have a question concerning egg food recipies. I am interested in making up egg food in bulk and freezing it and using it as needed. My question is, do I use the Turbobooster and e-Power in the egg food recipe or do I use another supplement of choice. And if I can use another supplement in my egg food recipe, what would you recommend? Many Thanks.
Hello Johnny, You can definitely use the TurboBooster and ePowder in your eggfood recipe, but I would not mix it into the egg before you freeze it, but rather right before you feed it to the birds. If you do not want to mix these 2 products into the eggfood after defrosting the eggfood, then I would recommend adding the TurboBooster and ePowder to the seed mixture. If you do this you do not need to use any other supplements, other than the remaining products in my product line for the Health Programmes. All the Best, Rob


Barbara Pawson from Michigan asks: Thanks for your help with my last question. I know that avocados are poisonous and can kill Quakers. I am wondering if apricots are too. Can I feed our Quaker dried apricots, or will this kill him? Thanks so much for your help. I can't seem to find this out online. Barbara
Hello Barbara, I have not heard any toxic problems with apricots except that they can be fungal in nature. All the Best, Rob


Kathy Adragna from Michigan asks: My 5 year old parakeet died two days ago. The vet said he died of liver disease probably due to his diet. I have a second Keet same age male who I'm afraid will die too if I don't change his diet. Both birds were on a fortified seed mixture their whole life. In addition to the seed, they ate millet and egg biscuit. Gravel in their cage. That's all. Tried numerous times to introduce fresh fruits & veggies. I recently purchased the Twin Beaks Aviary Herb Salad, along with samples of pellets and Nutraberries I received from the vet. It's been three days now and my Keet doesn't want anything to do with the new food. I've tried mixing with his old seed mixture, and by itself. He won't even go near it. I'm afraid if I keep trying the new food, he'll starve. Can he starve to death even with food available? He won't let me handle him, so I can't hand feed anything to him. Otherwise appears very healthy. Will he eventually give in on his own? Should I take away completely the old seed mixture and offer only the new?
Hello Kathy, I would suggest that you put your remaining parakeet onto my Health Programme for Parrots. You can find the schedule of use for these products on this website. You can still use the seed mixture with this Programme and do not have to worry about getting your guy to eat fruits or veggies. I do not recommend feeding pellets to caged birds. All the best, Rob

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