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Question Wild Harvest?

I know buying bird food from Walmart is probably a no no but I was walking through the pet section and I saw "Wild Harvest Molting and Conditioning Supplement". It was $2 so I just went ahead and bought it. Belle is having a very heavy and terrible molt right now.. I figured this may help if it actually works? Has anyone used this before and is it okay to give her? I'm fine with tossing it of you guys think it's no good. Thoughts?
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I've never heard of it but make sure you give her lots of chances to bathe as it really soothes them when they're molting! Hermes was a very grumpy man when he went through his first molt, it looked like another bird exploded around his cage, LOL.



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I've never heard of it but make sure you give her lots of chances to bathe as it really soothes them when they're molting! Hermes was a very grumpy man when he went through his first molt, it looked like another bird exploded around his cage, LOL.
I give her a lot of mist baths! She loves them! She isn't really grumpy but I can tell she isn't as happy as usual. I just want this molt to be over with! I hope this stuff will speed up the growing process or something?
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Hopefully it works, if not it's not a huge deal. Molting is uncomfortable for them but isn't terrible. Cockatiels tend to look horrible when they molt because they lose so many down feathers.



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Hopefully it works, if not it's not a huge deal. Molting is uncomfortable for them but isn't terrible. Cockatiels tend to look horrible when they molt because they lose so many down feathers.
She has lost more tail feathers than down feathers it seems! Her tail looks like a short lovebird tail right now!
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I try not to use supplements cause I'm scared of OD'ing them but I hope her moult is over soon

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How can you OD them? I didn't even know that was possible!
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Is it something you put in water? I know vitamin supplements can cause OD but I dunno what the actual stuff you're talking about is just be careful with them. Look at the ingredients. I tried loads of anti pluck stuff for my tiel but looking at what was in it I threw it away (after I'd accidentally got it in my mouth blurghhhhh)

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OHHHHH hahaha! I thought you meant a supplement

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My Mom has bought that for her birds. I can't say one way or antoher if I think it works really, but I'm sure it won't hurt her
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OHHHHH hahaha! I thought you meant a supplement
Well it says it's a supplement..? I don't know haha.. I'll try it and see if t makes a difference!
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I have used wild harvest some in the past but not this particular type. I haven't needed to change up the diet of my parrots during the molting process. I feed mine Zupreem blend pellet and have had good luck with their fruit/veggie blend for all of my birds. Hopefully your little one will get through this quickly and be happy and beautiful all over again.
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