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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys I just started taking aloe juice myself because I had been using it for my cat who had an allergy to fish and it worked amazingly well. I was just researching that birds can be given aloe juice as well as a preventitive to many diseases, they say to give 1 part pure aloe juice to 3 parts water. Has anyone heard of an negative effects of aloe given to birds?

Now my aloe juice is 99.5% aloe juice, citric acid, sodium benzoate(food perservative), pottassium sorbate(food perservative), Ascorbic acid(vitamin C) do you think this is still safe?

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i have an aloe plant and i often chop up the aloe into tiny disks and give one to my flock once a week...its high in vitamin E and is a very very healthy food to give--if your parrot likes bitter foods lol

you can also squeeze the gel into a mistbottle with water and use it for bathing, its soothing for molting birds or birds with dry skin and it conditions their feathers.



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I've never used it but I may try!

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Sounds good to me!


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Jessie I would be wary of using what you are using not because of the aloe but because of the preservatives. Also the juice is highly concentrated and I would think that the ratio is abit too high.

I grow some aloe and occassionally put a small cutting into the water. It also helps to worm birds as well.
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cool, do you give them the leaf too? I heard your not supposed to eat the leaf but i wasnt sure about birds....

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Yeah I just cut off a section of leaf and pop it in the water, they don't actually eat the leaf but the gel leaches out into the water. It is always handy to have some aloe plants around. Great for burns and skin irritations. I just cut a bit of leaf off and dab it on the area affected. I will use it on myself, the dogs and the birds.
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