Lixit Water Bottle FAQs

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Do small animals and birds need to have water bottles rather than water dishes?

From the beginning of pet keeping, animals and birds have been offered water in open bowls placed on the cage floor or mounted on the sides of the cage. This is a simple and easy way to offer the water, but we now know that the water in open dishes is easily contaminated. Food particles, droppings, pet hair and any other contaminants carry bacteria into the water and pollute it. Some water dishes attempt to prevent this with partial “hoods”, but are still open to having pollutants flipped or tossed into the water supply by playful animals or birds in the midst of wing flapping exercises. The decaying food, fecal matter and disease organisms are then ingested by the animal or bird drinking from that bowl, possibly infecting the pet. The water bottle, in comparison, has a drinking tube that offers a one-way flow of water, preventing particles from entering the water supply. The water remains sanitary for days at a time, drastically reducing the chance of any ingestion of polluted water and subsequent infection.

Which water bottle should I select for my pet?

The size and selection of water bottles depend on the size of your pet. Many people want to make sure their pet will have more than an adequate supply of water and tend to buy a bottle really bigger than what their pet needs. The tube or nozzle size is also important so that your pet gets enough water, but doesn’t waste it. Your pet enjoys fresh water just as you do; the best water bottle size would be one that needs changed every few days. There are many styles of water bottles available for the different pets.

Standard bottle recommendations are:

Rabbits Inside, Ferrets, Large Birds, and similar sized pets -32 oz bottle

Rabbits Outside, 64 oz bottle (rabbits must have a lot of water when kept outside where it can become hot)

Small Dogs 32 or 16 oz bottle

Guinea Pigs, Rats, Medium sized Birds, and similar sized pets-16 oz bottle

Hamsters, Mice, Small Birds, and similar sized pets -8 oz bottle or 4 oz if just one pet in a cage

If you need assistance selecting the right water bottle for your bird contact us

What does the term “Vacuum-Valve” mean in water bottles?

Pet water bottles that feature a metal drinking tube with one or more metal ball bearings inside that tube, and do not feature the new top-filling design, are able to hold the water contents because a vacuum is formed in the sealed bottle. The metal ball (in multiple ball drinking tips this would be the lowest ball) allows a film of water to remain between the ball and the open end of the drinking tube. Since the movement of the exposed ball bearing breaks this seal, and the vacuum within the water bottle is released, the moving ball is in effect an opening and closing valve. The pet can access water as it flows down through the tube, for as long as it licks or nudges the ball, keeping the ball moving and the valve “open”. When the pet leaves the water bottle and the ball settles into place at the end of the drinking tube, the film of water reforms and the valve “closes”.

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L’Avian Plus Premium Cockatiel Food Seed

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L’Avian Plus Premium Cockatiel Food Seed

 

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Crude Protein (Min) 13%
Crude Fat (Min) 13%
Crude Fiber (Max) 23%
Moisture (Max) 12 %

INGREDIENTS
Millet, Safflower Seed, Canary Grass Seed, Sunflower Seed, Buckwheat, Oat Groats, Wheat, Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Ground Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Cane Molasses, Soybean Oil, Dried Egg Product, Salt, L-Lysine Supplement, DL-Methionine Supplement, Distillers Dried Grains With Solubles, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Ferric Methionine Complex, Magnesium Oxide, Mineral Oil, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Cobalt Chloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Dried Lactobacillus Acidolphilus Fermentation Product, Processed Grain By-Products, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Yeast Culture, Dried Whey Product, Vegetable Oil, Silicon Dioxide, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative), Beta Carotene, Citric Acid (A Preservative), Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Added FD&C Colors (Red #3, Red #40, Yellow #5, Blue #1), Titanium Oxide, Artificial Flavor.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS
Feed free choice in a suitable feed container. Change food daily. Make sure feeding utensils are clean and sterile. Keep fresh clean water available at all times.

Species Information

Cockatiels, Grass Parakeets, Indian Ringnecks, Moustache, Plumhead (India, Tibet), Australian King, Crimson-Wing. Polytelis (Aust. Origin – Prince of Wales, Barraband, Rock Pebbler) Rosellas (Aust.), Barnards (Aust.) Kakarikis, (New Zealand) Small Conures, (Peach Front, Brown Throat, Green Cheek, Painted, Jenday, Sun, Gold-Cap-Argentina) Caiques (Brazil), Lovebirds, Greycheeks, Parrotlets.

L’Avian Plus Premium Cockatiel Food No Sunflower

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L’Avian Plus Premium Cockatiel Food No Sunflower

 

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS

Crude Protein (Min) 13%
Crude Fat (Min) 13%
Crude Fiber (Max) 23%
Moisture (Max) 12 %

INGREDIENTS
Millet, Safflower Seed, Canary Grass Seed, Buckwheat, Oat Groats, Wheat, Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Ground Oat Groats, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Dried Yeast, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Cane Molasses, Soybean Oil, Dried Egg Product, Salt, L-Lysine Supplement, DL-Methionine Supplement, Distillers Dried Grains With Solubles, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Ferric Methionine Complex, Magnesium Oxide, Mineral Oil, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Cobalt Chloride, Thiamin Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Dried Lactobacillus Acidolphilus Fermentation Product, Processed Grain By-Products, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Yeast Culture, Dried Whey Product, Vegetable Oil, Silicon Dioxide, Mixed Tocopherols (A Preservative), Beta Carotene, Citric Acid (A Preservative), Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Added FD&C Colors (Red #3, Red #40, Yellow #5, Blue #1), Titanium Oxide, Artificial Flavor.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS
Feed free choice in a suitable feed container. Change food daily. Make sure feeding utensils are clean and sterile. Keep fresh clean water available at all times.

Species Information

Cockatiels, Grass Parakeets, Indian Ringnecks, Moustache, Plumhead (India, Tibet), Australian King, Crimson-Wing. Polytelis (Aust. Origin – Prince of Wales, Barraband, Rock Pebbler) Rosellas (Aust.), Barnards (Aust.) Kakarikis, (New Zealand) Small Conures, (Peach Front, Brown Throat, Green Cheek, Painted, Jenday, Sun, Gold-Cap-Argentina) Caiques (Brazil), Lovebirds, Greycheeks, Parrotlets.

Lavian Bird Food Bean Cuisine Feeding Instructions

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FEEDING DIRECTIONS

Lavian Bird Food Bean Cuisine Feeding Instructions

Add 1 cup mix to 2 cups boiling water, return to a boil. Immediately after water returns to a boil, remove from heat and let stand until cool. Drain excess water and serve.

The extra may be frozen in proper serving sizes to be used later. Ice cube trays work well for an individual bird serving. 20 seconds in a microwave generally warms the mix. Overheating or cooking will ruin the consistency; products should remain separated when properly prepared. Please do not mix with pellets or seed. Serve in a separate dish and prepare as much as your bird will eat in about 4 hours. Remove uneaten portions within 4 hours. Keep fresh clean water available at all times.

Lafeber Parrot Food & Bird Treat Company History

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Lafeber Company History

Dr T. J. Lafeber & Beau

The story of pet bird nutrition in America is, in many ways, the story of Dr. T.J. Lafeber and pet bird care in America. Dr. Lafeber graduated from the veterinary college of Iowa State University in 1949. Early on, much of his practice, in the suburbs of Chicago, was devoted to dog and cat medicine.

In the early 1960’s, Dr. Lafeber was asked by the A.V.M.A. (American Veterinary Medicine Association) to chair their newly formed avian medicine committee. Dr. Lafeber agreed. For many years, in the late 60’s and early 70’s, Dr. Lafeber’s pet bird hospital was the largest in the United States.

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Keeping Birds and Parrots Flighted

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Hello All,

And thanks for your contributions on this often difficult topic. Yes, it is true that flighted birds may have accidents, which some folks may attribute to their being flighted.

But then birds whose flight has been impaired also have accidents due to flight impairment.

Clipped birds are vulnerable to death during escape from cats, dogs and being run down by vehicles. We have several stories of such incidents in the UK, and these will continue to happen.

Flighted birds are not so vulnerable to *these* risks. So, ALL birds are subject to risks in the home, whether they are flighted or not: clipped birds are just subjected to *different* risks than those of flighted birds.

Generally, wing-clipping is done for owner-convenience, rather than bird ‘welfare’

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Kaylor of Colorado bird food & treats

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At Kaylor of Colorado our philosophy is to keep your pet as healthy and happy as possible. We use only the best ingredients, and our knowledgeable staff can recommend the best product match for your pet’s needs.

We produce many bird and small animal feed lines ranging from specialty, exotic and vitamin enriched.

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