Sunday, October 14, 2007

Whats IOD got to do with parrots?

Because many hand feeding formulae have excessive amounts of additives including iron you have to take care that you feed all parrots a low iron diet. Some species are going to have genetic Iron Overload Disease which will make them even more susceptible.

I think the Chalcopsitta family of lories do have this problem as they seem to have IOD quite often after about 2 years of age.

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