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Apple cider vinegar and birds?

Fuzzy

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When Bronson was plucking due to the yeast infection on her skin, my vet also recommended misting with vinegar water. It brought immediate relief in combination with her meds. :)
That's interesting, Dani. :)
 

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I pet sat for a lady whose birds were on 4 T ACV to one gallon of water. Refrigerated and used as her parrots' permanent water source. Prescribed by her avian vet because her 2 conures were very prone to giardia. Can't imagine why because they were on an excellent diet. I don't know how the birds were able to drink that much ACV, but they did. Her birds were in excellent feather and shape.

When I get a new bird, I always put it on ACV for at least 2 weeks. 1 T to 1 gal water. If the bird has a bacterial infection, fungal infection or giardia just starting that makes a condition in the gut where it can't reproduce. This worked for me with a bourke with diahhrea too. Cleared it up in 3 days.

But if the bird is really sick, it will need an antibiotic prescribed by your avian vet....
 

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Vinegar and water combo does make for good cleaning but it is not antimicrobial. I only use warm, clean water to mist birds.
 

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When I first got Luna, her gram stain came back positive for gram neg. bacteria. So the vet and I talked and our solution was to use ACV and water to do just that, make her body inhospitable for bacteria. Worked like a charm!
 

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Hi..my tiel got feather mites..do you think that acv mist can help get rid of the mites?

And if i want to add acv in his drinking bowl..How many drops should i add?
 

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The ratio for vinegar water in a bird's dish is 2 Tsp. per quart. This is from 2 vets I went to.
 

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