Vitamin supplements to brighten colours, enhance plumage and prevent colours fading.
Feathers are given their colours by the deposits of carotenoids, red and yellow pigments/lipochromes, found in plants and the fatty tissues of animals. Although the deposits are minute they are spread over the whole surface of the feathers creating the various shades. Carotenoids are the most widely distributed pigments in nature and are found in all parts of plants, even in the green parts, where they are overshadowed by the preponderance of green chlorophyll. An animal’s organism is not capable of synthesising carotenoids itself which means these colour pigments must form part of the dietary intake.
Contains the carotenoid Canthaxanthin to preserve and enhance red parts of plumage and deepen other colours. Effective additive to bird feed to bring out colours in same brilliance they have in their natural surroundings. In addition NEKTON-R is a well-balanced formula of amino acids, essential vitamins and minerals as an excellent aid to good health and condition during the moult.
NEKTON-R boosts the red colouring in the plumage of such birds as goldfinches, crossbills, red canaries, red siskins, painted buntings, cardinals, sun birds, ibises and flamingos as well as all other species producing carotenoid in their plumage.
To be used when new feathers are growing in.
A trouble-free vitamin supplement in water-dispersible powder form.
This depends on the desired intesity of the coloring. Speaking from experience we suggest 1g Nekton R to 1/4 liter lukewarm water as a guide. The enclosed measuring spoon is 1 g. Use this spoon flat to a cup of water will meet the needs of 10 small birds. A little goes a long way!INGREDIENTS:
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Store in a cool, dark and dry place. In an unopened container and correctly stored the vitamins in NEKTON R remain effective until date of expiry, see extra label.
Keep out of reach of children