Of Avian Interest
Cockatoos with Fatty Tumors or Just Overweight?
The Avian FRESH Diet Program has shown numerous times that it can "remove" (resolve) fatty tumors on Galahs without surgery. Sometimes it takes six to eight months for the tumors to completely disappear, and on one 20 year old male with very large tumors it took nearly two years.
What this also demonstrates is that Galahs and other cockatoos fed The Avian FRESH Diet Program, that do not have fatty tumors, will be free of the problem. The fat content of a diet is not the most important factor. It is the ability of the bird to process and utilize that fat. Sprouting converts fats to fatty acids and carbohydrates sugars for more direct use by the bird. The herbs in the AFD program contribute to the utilization.
Sprouting is always a good thing, but what is sprouted is more important. The components in AFD have proven to be capable of balancing the birds nutritional intake so that elements like fats, proteins, and minerals are utilized whether they be in lesser or greater amounts than what is considered correct. Of course, if detrimental elements like synthetics and other toxics are present in the birds diet, optimum health is more difficult to achieve. Remember that each bird is unique and will respond to good and bad factors in it's diet differently (just like people). Galahs at the China Prairie Breeding Facility consumed as much Avian FRESH Diet Micrograin as they wanted without any sign of obesity, but they were fed little else.
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