Specifications & Administering Avi-Culture
Storage should be below 40° F (4° C). Live probiotics should always be refrigerated & well-sealed for maximum viability. AVI-CULTURE-2™ however remains stable for 24 months or “Best-if-used-by” date shown on bottle if stored at room temps of 70 degrees or less. AVI-CULTURE-2™ has a 5-year shelf-life if stored in a refrigerator. Please keep well-sealed to prevent moisture from entering product as moisture of any kind will ‘activate’ the live microorganisms. Do not store in freezer!!
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
DAILY DRINKING WATER USAGE:
May be used in non-chlorinated drinking water if desired; add ½ measure per quart of non-chlorinated drinking water or bottled water or 2 measures per gallon of drinking water and shake or stir well. Solution is ready for immediate use and the bacteria viable for about 2-hours before the prebiotic in the “activated” bacteria is absorbed by the additional bacteria as they multiply and they begin to expire. CHANGE WATER WITHIN 2-HOURS OF MIXING! This solution may also be used to moisten nestling food, softfood or eggfood mixes which are used the same day.
FEED & NESTLING FOOD/HAND-REARING FORMULA WHEN USED AS A DRY ADDITIVE (BEST WAY TO ADMINISTER):
AVI-CULTURE-2™ may be added to or simply sprinkled on pellets, moist foods, dry seed, soaked or sprouted seed, fruit, greens, vegetables and added to the water (non-chlorinated) used to moisten nestling or hand-rearing formulas, etc., without fear of overdose.
TIP: To insure that AVI-CULTURE-2™ adheres to each pellet, crumble, seed mixture be it their basic diet and/or song/condition seed blend of choice, simply add a half teaspoon of any organic hemp, flax, wheat germ or olive oil (checking for a long expiration date on oil) to what seed may be consumed within a day or two and stir to coat all the mixture then sprinkle on AVI-CULTURE-2™ as per amounts shown below:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEASURE SHIPPED IN EACH BOTTLE/JAR HOLDS 1/2 GRAM OF PRODUCT
- Small Birds (finches, canaries budgies, etc.) ........ ¼ measure
- Medium birds (chickens, poultry, game-birds, pigeons, conures, cockatiels, doves, mynah, etc.) ......... ½ measure
- Large birds (macaws, cockatoos, toucans, etc.) .......... ¾ measure
- Large zoo birds (flamingos, vultures, hawks, owls, eagles, penguins, etc.) adjust daily dosage according to size
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN BEGIN SUPPLEMENTING YOUR BIRDS ANYTIME WITH AVI-CULTURE-2™ WITHOUT WORRY OF UPSETTING THEIR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. AVI-CULTURE-2™ BEGINS TO WORK IMMEDIATELY AND THE BEST TIME TO USE AVI-CULTURE-2™ IS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE BREEDING SEASON, DURING THE MOLT, SHOW SEASON, SHIPPING AND WINTER CONDITIONING. IT IS ESPECIALLY BENEFICIAL RIGHT AFTER AN ANTIBIOTIC MEDICATION TREATMENT. IN OTHER WORDS, ANYTIME BIRDS EXPERIENCE STRESS IN THEIR LIVES, IT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO USE AVI-CULTURE-2™
IF USED IN DRINKING WATER, BE SURE THAT IT IS NON-CHLORINATED AND IF YOU USE ANY ANTI-BACTERIAL DETERGENT OR RINSE, BLEACH OR IODINE SOLUTION, PLEASE BE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT THE DRINKING VESSELS ARE VERY WELL RINSED. PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANYTHING ELSE IN THE DRINKING WATER WITH AVI-CULTURE-2™. REPLACE DRINKERS AFTER 2-HOURS WITH EITHER A FRESH SOLUTION OF AVI-CULTURE-2™ OR WITH FRESH WATER (PREFERRED).