A blend of 22 organically grown herbs chosen for their healing and preventative properties for birds.
Herb Salad's 100% Organic ingredients are the leaves, roots, bark and flowers of the plants that animals in the wild seek as a means to obtain required nutrients, minerals, vitamins and healing capabilities. It differs from food and water additives such as vitamins and medications in the manner that it allows your birds to choose what it is they require and in what amount, when and if their diet needs supplementing. Herb Salad's 22 medicinal herbs address common health issues safely and without the dangers that improper medicating and over supplementing can produce.
Herb Salad™ offers our birds the opportunity to prevent the illnesses and deficiencies that can arise from captivity. The ability to combat these concerns in their earliest stages, before we are even aware of a health issue, is invaluable.
Unlike medications, Herb Salad™ is at work before a problem arises. It also allows our birds to choose for themselves what supplements, and in what quantity, they need. The Herb Salad contains the leaves, roots and bark of 22 different healing herbs, Herb Salad™ provides vitamins and minerals, helps repair damaged organs and strengthens their immune system, thereby helping to fight off infection. It improves skin, beak and feather condition, aids digestion, increases fertility and much more. Many years of research and hands-on experience went into determining the chosen herbs and their proportions in our blend.
Scroll down, or click here, to read about the health benefits attributed to the herbs included in this mix
Based on the principle of an animal’s ability to self-medicate in the wild click here for info
The Avianweb no longer distributes any bird food, but endorses this product as something that we will continue to feed our birds. The product is a great addition to any bird's (and mammal's) diet.
The Herb Salad can be purchased directly from the producer of this item, Twin Beaks Aviary - www.twinbeaksaviary.com.
Why Do My Birds Need Herb Salad?
Herb Salad is not only for sick birds. It's also beneficial in maintaining the health of the fit bird, in a safe and natural way. The advantages Herb Salad provides the bird receiving medicinal care is in the support it offers sick birds suffering the adverse side effects that medications can produce. It helps stimulate appetite, strengthens the immune system, and encourages good bacteria growth. Sometimes, Herb Salad can even furnish the solution re: the ill bird not responding to treatment when it is due to the fact that the drug(s) being administered is not addressing the problem or is only combating part of it. Enabling your bird's ability to self-medicate can be a life-saver.
Should I use Herb Salad instead of medications and supplements?
We know that captive birds need additional minerals and vitamins that aren't derived from food intake alone. What to supplement and how often, depends on a number of factors such as the quality of their diet, lighting, exercise, etc. We recommend making no changes to your bird's diet initially, rather monitor your birds for any changes. You may determine over time, that less medicating and supplementing is needed. Watch for improvements such as
- Improved beak and feather condition
- Less itching and scratching
- Decreased illness
- Increased appetites
- Increased breeding activity
- Better survival rate of chicks
- Higher energy levels
- A happier bird!
Dedicated bird owners consider the Herb Salad essential to their feeding program, but not as an alternative to veterinary care and recommended medications or in substitution of supplementing proper nutrition with vitamins. Success has depended upon the species of bird, health history and eating habits. We believe however, that whatever your feeding practices are, your bird's diet and welfare will surely be enhanced with the inclusion of Herb Salad.
The Herbs in our Herb Salad:
|Milk thistle||liver repair, heart, lungs, circulation, worms|
|Oatstraw||calcium, magnesium, yeast infections, thyroid|
|Echinacea||antibiotic, antiviral, immunity, vitamins, proteins|
|Thyme||antibacterial, kills & expels worms, diarrhea|
|Pau d'arco||blood cleanser, fights infections, liver, candida|
|Plantain||kidneys, appetite, diarrhea, anti-inflammatory|
|Dandelion||stomach, vitamins, potassium, calcium, kidneys|
|Marshmallow||wounds, calcium, diuretic, demulcent, tonic|
|Red clover||relaxant, antibiotic, inflammations, minerals|
|Chickweed||C, B, D, Anti-inflammatory, stomach, respiratory|
|Garlic||antifungal, antioxidant, fertility, heart|
|Olive leaf||feather problems, improves the will to live|
|Kelp||iodine, thyroid, stimulant, mucous membranes|
|Elderberry||respiratory, anti-inflammatory, blood, appetite|
|Barberry||antiseptic, respiratory, blood purifier, liver|
|Licorice||expectorant, liver, anti-inflammatory, flavor|
|Yarrow||blood, liver, virus & fungal inhibitor, tonic|
|Astragalus||immune system, digestion, energy, kidneys|
|Lavender||digestion, essential oils, stress, metabolism|
|Wormwood||liver, aids digestion, appetite stimulant, worms|
|Spirulina||fertility, growth, stress, color, protein|
|Wheatgrass||circulation, amino acids, enzymes, chlorophyll|