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Essential Oils

Can adding oils to your bird's diet better its health?

By Jason Crean and Patricia Sund

essential oils excerptWhen it comes to our birds’ diet and nutrition, a general theme is stay clear high-fat foods. But is all fat bad? The answer simply depends on the type of fat. Some “good fats” can provide important health benefits. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are an important component to healthy diets. These are often referred to as “good fats,” because of the wide variety of health benefits they can provide when administered properly.

When assessing avian diets, we find their requirements for these fats are substantial. They play a critical role in aiding a bird's system by replacing dying cells and producing vibrant feathers. Fats are also crucial in maintaining healthy skin, promoting a robust immune system, and so much more.

For the full article, pick up the May 2012 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.

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