olive oil

by patty
(orlando, fl.)

to prevent egg binding,can a few drops of olive oil be placed in the gouldians drinking water. how often and what amount. thank you.

patty

Hi Patty,

I have never heard of giving Gouldians olive oil. I see no reason not to give it to them, but I think I would put a drop of it on either their green food or their egg food rather than in the drinking water. I have read that chopped safflower seeds or oil is the best nutritional oil to give to our birds. It is the best source of vitamin A which is what they need to prevent hardening of the mucous membranes. Is olive oil a good source of vitamin A? I will have to do a bit of research now.
Thanks for visiting! Jeanie

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