Health Maintenance

Dear Fellow Bird Lover,

Are you looking for vitamins for your bird?  Maybe minerals?  Are you doing a raw vegetable and fruit diet for your bird and in need of some digestive enzymes?   What about building the immune system?  

Are you striving to keep your bird healthy and robust with the opportunity to live a long fulfilling life without the dread of debilitating diseases?  If you are the caring "parent" of the "most wonderful bird in the world", then you have come to the right place on the internet.  

For your bird's sake we are happy you have finally arrived to the number one bird health site on the internet.  We don't recommend drugs; we don't recommend chemicals for parasites or cleaning cages or for anything else.  We just recommend you keep your bird healthy by prevention, prevention, prevention.  Build the immune system, build the body, provide good wholesome nutritional food.  These are the secrets of health, not drugs as most of you know who are here reading this.  In this discussion you will learn what we think are the fundamental basics in achieving maximum health and robust vitality for your little feathered friend.

The Avian Medicine Chest™ is America's first all-natural bird health products company.  The Avian Medicine Chest™ has incorporated Mother Nature's own bounty in their products that have been specifically formulated during the past forty years for the challenging needs of  the avian body.   


First and foremost, whenever a person thinks about health maintenance, they almost always think of vitamins.  This is part and parcel of what our first recommendation is.  However, we feel that the most important step you can take to insure your beloved pet has excellent robust health begins with good wholesome nutritional food that you are providing for your bird. 

Daily we have people ask us "What foods do you recommend?".  Quite frankly we recommend that you provide for your pets the same fresh chemical free foods as you would provide for your family.   Birds in the wild thrive on variety, thus our philosophy is to provide a variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, sprouts along with pellets if you so choose. 

We recommend providing vegetables of all kinds--carrots, peas, beans, corn, potatoes, yams, tomatoes.  Just about any fruit or vegetable is interesting to a bird.  Sometimes they will try something and not like it, but overall, most birds will entertain a variety of fruits, berries and vegetables and sprouts as long as they are chemical and pesticide free.  Remember, they have an uncanny ability to know if their food is chemically laden.  If their food contains chemicals, you can rest assured they are unlikely to even touch it.  You and your organic food store should have a good relationship since you have birds.  


Second step in promoting excellent health.   Did you know that without the proper bacterial balance in the bird's gut, your bird cannot absorb the food and nutrients you are giving it?  All warm blooded animals need approximately 80% to 85% good bacteria in their gut in order to have proper digestion in their system.  The remaining 15% to 20% is comprised of pathogenic bacteria that is equally essential for the nutritional uptake of your bird.  Without this correct bacterial balance in your bird's body, it cannot achieve robust health because it cannot digest the foods properly.   An imbalance of bacteria causes multiple health conditions such as yeast problems, gas problems, poor feather conditions, and a whole myriad of other health problems that begin merely with a bacterial imbalance.    

To prevent all of these conditions and more, we use and recommend that three days a week you add a good powerful probiotic (good bacteria) to your beloved pets' meals.  We use a probiotic that was originally formulated for the avian body in Europe over 125 years ago.  Our experience over the years has shown that these probiotics not only help with the nutritional uptake, but they also help build the immune system and protect our birds from health problems.    Probiotics are a foundation supplement that we use and recommend for our pets.  It is vitality important to have a body that is bacterially balanced because if the body is not balanced correctly, the body cannot nutritionally function properly. thus its inability to feed the organs, blood, nerves, cells and tissues of the body creating ongoing health problems. 

Whenever a person uses an antibiotic for their bird, they will often notice the bird's appetite diminishes or, conversely, the bird will eat and eat, but will lose weight.  The reason is is that the antibiotic kills off ALL of the bacteria that is in the body, both pathogenic and good and leaves the bird with what is known as a "sterile" gut.  A sterile gut means there is no bacteria of any kind left in the digestive system.  In this situation, the body cannot absorb any food, because it needs both good and bad bacteria for digestion and absorption.  Just when the bird needs as much nutritional substance as it can get, the antibiotics thwart this natural process.  

For this reason alone, we never use antibiotics.  We only use probiotics to bring a bird back to health.  A good probiotic administered several times a day will FLOOD (not kill) the body with good bacteria and push the pathogenic bacteria out of the system via the feces or urine.  Thus the probiotic will leave the body with 100% good bacteria.  In a day or so, the pathogenic bacteria that is essential will rebalance to its proper 15% to 20% level.  Is there such a thing as giving your bird too much good bacteria?  No.  Bad bacteria is like bad news, it always seems to find a way to arrive whether you want it to or not.     

Our philosophy is to prevent health problems by having a well balanced bacterial body and consequently a strong immune system.  Keep a strong immune system and let it do what nature planned for it to do--protect your bird.   A strong immune system in and of itself will help minimize health problems and subsequent Vet bills.   


Third, about those vitamins you were thinking about for your bird.  Did you know that without trace minerals and macro minerals in your bird's diet, that your bird's body cannot fully absorb the vitamins as well as other nutrients you are giving it?  In essence you are wasting your money.  Minerals, particularly trace elements, are absolutely essential for vitamin absorption.  For this reason alone, we give our birds one or two drops of specially formulated concentrated trace minerals in our pets' food on a daily basis.  

Another reason we give our pets the second fundamental key to health--Concentrated Trace Minerals--is because no matter what food you give your pet, trace minerals are missing from that food.  In the 1930's, the Congress of the United States was advised that trace minerals are lacking in 60% of the soils in the United States.  In 1997, in a study that was conducted by the World Health Organization, it was determined that the soils of the United States of America are 100% devoid of any trace elements that are so essential to the health and well being of all living creatures within the United States borders.  In fact, the United States ranked right down there with third world countries in this study.   If there are no trace elements in the soils, then the plants that grow in that soil cannot contain trace minerals, thus, the foods that come from these soils do not contain trace minerals. 

Studies done by thoughtful scientists in our country have tested the lack of various minerals and the resulting affects on mice and have found that without trace minerals in their diets, debilitating diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart conditions, mental problems, and on and on are a direct result of a lack of trace minerals in the diet.  For this reason, our birds get trace minerals on a daily basis.


Fourth, with this in mind, we do give our birds all-natural vitamins three to four days a week.  Usually on a schedule like Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  The most important part here is that our birds must have natural vitamins, not synthetic vitamins.   Most people say, "I thought all vitamins were natural, what is this synthetic vitamin business?!"  The sad part of this answer is that most vitamins sold in today's market are synthetic and are not natural at all.  It is critical to use natural vitamins because the bird's body cannot absorb synthetics.  However, the body can store synthetics in the tissues of the body with the distinct possibility of causing a toxic build up in the stored organs causing health problems later in life.  Even worse, synthetic vitamins have a reverse polarity to them which draws OUT of the body the actual vitamin that is supposedly being added in.  Quite a paradox to say the least.

Natural vitamins which are derived directly from botanicals are the source from which we prefer to draw our vitamins for the benefit of our birds' health.  Natural vitamins are completely absorbable by the body and are without danger of toxic build ups.  If the bird's body does not require a specific vitamin on a given day because of eating certain foods, then the excess vitamin is urinated or excreted out.  There is virtually no danger of a toxic problem with natural vitamins and natural vitamins have a positive polarity which is essential to the body's ability to utilize vitamins.

One would like to think that our birds would get all the vitamins and minerals that their body needs from the foods we prepare.  Unfortunately this is not the case today simply because the soils do not contain the nutrients that would then be made available to the plants and then to the foods animals eat.  Thus the necessity of supplementing our pets several times a week or even daily with natural vitamin supplements.


Vaccinations--We do not vaccinate nor do we recommend vaccinating birds for ANY so called "threat to our bird's health".   Build upon God's plan, boost the immune system is our philosophy.

Vaccinating an animal introduces foreign matter into the body that the immune system now has to work overtime in trying to combat.  Now the immune system is focusing on the problem that you introduced, thus stressing the immune system.  Whenever the immune system is compromised, your bird is vulnerable to other invading organisms.  Additionally, yearly vaccinations force the immune system to continually be on the defense stressing the immune system and the entire body even more.  On top of this, the by products of the vaccinations lodge in the filtering systems of the body such as the liver or kidneys or lungs causing health complications with these vital organs as your bird ages.  

What if you have already vaccinated your bird and now you want to get those poisons out of your bird's system?  Can it be done?  Yes, indeed.  CLICK HERE to learn how to clean your bird's interior body.    

Poisonings for parasite control--We never ever place a toxic chemical on or in our birds to get rid of fleas, mites, worms, giardia, protozoa or any other type of parasites nor would we ever recommend it.  We use centuries proven natural means of getting rid of parasites.  These toxic chemicals that are so widely used today are lethal to our pets.  In order for these toxic chemicals to work, you have to almost kill your beloved friend to get rid of a parasite.  

We think this is barbaric, dangerous and inhumane perpetrated upon the unknowing American public as to "be in the best health interest of their birds" .  These poisonous chemicals lodge in the tissues of the body causing feather loss, epileptic seizures, liver damage, kidney failure, heart failure, asthma, disorientation, shortened life span and on and on.  If this were the only choice in eliminating parasites from a bird's body, that may be a different matter.  But it's not.  Organic farmers have been using natural means to get rid of parasites in and around their animals for over seventy-five years.  We use and recommend the same proven natural approach.  CLICK HERE for a more detailed discussion about eliminating parasites without using poisons.  


Your best little friend is completely dependent upon you for everything.  His/her whole life is you.  From the time you both get up in the morning until the time you both go to bed, your beloved bird is there for you.  Isn't it time you gave back the love and devotion your bird gives you.  You will be amazed at the little amount of time it takes you to get really good healthy eating habits established for both of you.  Fortunately your bird is forcing you to start thinking about how important good health habits are for both of you.  Now is the time to get going on taking a more natural approach for your little pal's health and well being.  Begin with fresh wholesome food and then add in:

  • Good Bacteria three days a week

  • Trace Minerals on a daily basis

  • Natural Vitamins three or four days a week

  • Build that immune system before it is needed

  • Develop a strong body

  • Eliminate inexplicable illnesses and Vet bills.

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If you have had about all you can take with giving toxic drugs and chemicals to your bird and watching horrendous side effects as a result, because your professional caregiver "doesn't know anything else", then CLICK HERE to order or call us to order or have a FREE PRIVATE CONSULTATION at (712) 644-3535.  Call us during normal business hours from 8:30 to 5:00 Central Time in Logan, Iowa.  Your bird's length and quality of life may very well depend upon this phone call.


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