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Milk Thistle Seed

Discussion in 'Feathered Food Court' started by Ripshod, 9/10/19.

  1. Ripshod

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    My vet vecently gave me milk thistle drops for Tau's drinking water. But I'm also aware our parrots can eat the seed so I'm asking anyone with experience what would be a good quantity to add to his daily diet? I'll be buying off-the-shelf human grade seed at a supermarket.
     
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    Bump.
     
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  3. LunaLovebird

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    You can add it, but they wont get near the dose used with the liquid unless they eat a lot of seeds. They are also bitter so many birds don’t eat them. I have them in my mix because both of mine love them and I figure eating a half dozen or so of those per day is good as a low dose maintenance kind of thing. I don’t know if it’s made any difference to them and I don’t think it’s something I could easily test, but both of my birds are very healthy and their vet always comments on how good their feather quality is when we go in for check ups.
     
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    The drops are a concentrate as mentioned. Your bird would need to eat an awful lot of seed to get a full dose.

    It couldn't hurt to add some seed as a maintenance thing down the road.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I felt that would be the case just wanted confirmation. I'll stick with the drops.
     
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    I use milk thistle seed powder and sprinkle it on everyone's fresh food every morning. Same with papaya powder (fresh isn't always available where I live) and a tiny pinch of hemp seeds.
     
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    Any recommendations as to which milk thistle products to buy? There are quite a few on the market, some of which are blends.
     
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    I bought milk thistle seed on nuts.com. They are a cockatiel size and fed them along with other seeds.
     
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    Great! Thank you!
    If I were to look into the liquid form, which ones are especially good?
     
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    I only fed the seed. I know Avitech used to make a nice combo for liver issues. Perhaps @Love My Zons will have some.
     
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    There's some really good info here, thanks everyone. We'll complete the course with the drops then I'll include some of the seed in the diet. I love the idea of baking birdie bread with them, that may be the way for me.
     
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    Yes they did. I do have some made by Morningbird currently! It is organic milk thistle and organic dandelion root. Same exact product, since Janelle didn't patent it. Morningbird extracts the good stuff the same way Avitech did.

    There is another one that I will be adding soon.
     
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    Natures Valley that you can buy on Amazon is what I've used for 15 years. My vet approved of it. Dandelion is more for kidne.
     
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    And for the record, I offer milk thistle seeds. If they get eaten, great, if not I still offer along with Herb Salad.

    Given choices, I let them decide. ;)
     
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    Dandelion is more for kidney's but they too play a large role in allowing the body to remove the by products the liver also breaks down.

    Detoxification is the goal.
     
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    I see Nature's Bounty, but not 'Valley' on Amazon
     
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    I bought Nature's Answer per my vet @ the time. She mentioned what ever brand I did buy to make absolutely sure it was alcohol free...
     
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    Are you giving it as a preventative or because they need it?
     
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    Preventative.
     
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