China Prairie Testimonials
"Could you please send me two 5lb jars of the universal? I am almost out and want to stock up; as my guys won't eat without it! Also, if you could send out 100lb of the small bird sprout mix and 100 lb of the large bird mix (my usual). Thanks a lot, you guys are a godsend. Since feeding your diet and nutritional supplement all 54 rescue birds in my care have had clean and clear avian panels AND have molted in all new beautiful feathers. The first time since rehabbing birds, my vet left giving everyone a complete thumbs up. Gone are the orange feet and eyes and inconsistent and discolored droppings from dye filled foods. Feeding this diet I have regained hours a day allowing me more time for environment enrichment. My Scarlet put on a 100g since his last check up, with all of it being muscle and needed body weight. So again, thanks. (Sorry if this sounds like a commercial, but it is all true and I wanted you to know)." J.W
"Also, I want to tell you how pleased I am with your food product. I had previously ordered a sprout tower and food with the intent of “trying it out,” as I was somewhat skeptical. At first, the birds ignored the sprouts, then began to pick, and now, clean up all their sprouts before eating their fresh vegetables. I do not like pellets, and my birds eat probably only 10-15% of their diet as pellets or Dr. Harvey’s mixes. What sold me on your product is its consistency compared to other sprout mixes I’ve also tried. I don’t know what it is, but I can count on your products to sprout like clockwork, making it easy to offer daily sprouts to everyone. They smell fresh and taste great! (Yes, I taste test everything my birds eat.)It may be coincidence, but I have also noticed ALL the birds have even temperaments at one time and it’s lasting day after day and there is a definite improvement in the mood, playfulness and interaction of my Eclectus. Based on my order, you can surmise I do not consider this a coincidence! I’m going to make your sprouts the major portion of their diet. I’ve never felt it necessary, or a product worthy of lavish praise until I tried yours. It’s no wonder everything I’ve ever heard about it is positive, and I can now add my voice." M.J.
“Just wanted to let you know that Fresh Addition has played (in my honest opinion) an enormous role in helping my Congo African Grey regain his health after a serious bout of an illness of unknown origins. Nikita was near death, spent 5 days in the hospital, and lost nearly 25% of his body weight early in August (2001). He has been home now, and I’ve been adding Fresh Addition to his baby formula twice a day to help boost him especially while on antibiotics like Baytril and Vibramycin.
Since being home from the hospital, Nikita has gained over 40 grams and how had a little kick to his bite. It is my greatest hope that he will at some point once again become interested in his regular food, especially the sprouts he used to love so much. Thanks for putting out such a great product. AND you can bet I will be putting out the word myself." E.B.
"I have a baby Quaker who has developed splayed legs. I am afraid it is a genetic problem as she has had a firm substrate to lay on and I've used the same material with all my babies and this is the first one to have this happen. I pulled her at two weeks and she's now five weeks old. When I realized what was happening, it was too late to correct. Anyway, I have added Soar to her Exact hand-feeding formula at different times and each time I have, I've noticed she's pulled herself up on the one straight leg and is able to stand! I feel that there is something in the Soar ingredients that is giving her the strength that just the Exact formula doesn't have. Is this possible? The first time I noticed it I didn't think about the Soar but have tried it since then and gotten the same results! Any thoughts? I've used your products and recommended them for quite some time and been very satisfied." S.W.
Thank you for your recent phone call asking about my sprout kit. My sun conure LOVES the sprouts, and prefers the Psittacine over the Micrograin, but she will eat them both. The tower and sprout jars make sprouting easy, your claims are 100% accurate. It’s easier to sprout than it is to make a pot of coffee! The two, five pound bags of seeds are more than enough to last for months with just one bird to feed. The stabilizer works well, although with our RO water, it is not necessarily needed. The supplement is pleasant smelling, and our bird also enjoys it. I have recommended your products to everyone I run into who has birds." T.C.
"Thank you so much for your product. A year ago, I decided that I wanted a parrot as a companion. I did my research to find the right parrot for me and my family. I found a great breeder out here in California and bought a beautiful green cheeked conure from her. She encouraged me to buy and feed my new baby the sprouts. She used them for all her birds and my Cordy was weaned on it. So I agreed to try it. I bought a kit. Your product is so great. Corky would just dig into dinner with all his might. He loves the stuff. A couple of months later we added a handfed dutch blue lovebird to the flock. She had been weaned onto the seed and was still a baby when we bought her. It didn’t take long to figure out that the sprouts tasted good. She did everything the conure did, including eating everything he did. Now I have two big healthy, shiny, birds and I think the diet had something to do with it. Your product is so easy to prepare and the mess is much less than I expected. Everyone said that birds are really messy and that I’d have stuff all over the walls and everywhere else. There isn’t much left in the dish after my birds get through with it. So the mess is minimal in the cage. They do eat all of our meals with us and that can be a bit messy, but I have to clean up after a 4 year old and a 2 year old, so what’s the difference, Ha Ha! I belong to a few e-mail lists and I spread the word about your sprouts whenever the subject of diet comes up. I can’t believe that your product isn’t sold in every bird store out there. It should be!" P.S.
To Prospective Customers of China Prairie Products:
"It is not usual that I choose to endorse or promote commodities for sale in the avicultural community. This is indeed a first for me. However, my experience in using two of the China Prairie products has been so positive that I now believe both are of paramount benefit to my birds and my hobby breeding program. I use Micracine Enhance regularly as a calcium/beneficial bacteria supplement for both my breeder birds and my growing chicks (tiny amounts only please!). The product is sprinkled on wet foods in salt and pepper dosages daily or three times a week depending upon season and alternate use of spirulina green powder and other whole food vitamin products. In the months prior to breeding season, Micracine is an excellent source of trace minerals and has provided positive effects to my breeding pairs prior to copulation and laying. Furthermore, I believe its content of Montmorillonite clay is of benefit to all my flock. I have for years offered health food clay to my birds to mimic of the clay licks on Manu, Peru, said to absorb toxins in parrot digestive tracts. Fresh Stabilizer, citrus bioflavonoid has for years been an integral part of my aviary program. I use it to cleanse and purify, sterilize and soak handfeeding equipment, scour food dishes, tec. It is also an active de-worming agent for my parakeets (once yearly in the water supply) and can be used for any birds which get upset stomach and need a safe anti-microbe solution, but are not sick enough for severe antibiotic treatment. As added benefit, I use this product for my own household, as cleanser, mouthwash, etc. It is safe, effective, and environmentally responsible and when carefully stored in the dark, will maintain shelf life for many months. Much more cost effective than harsh and dangerous anti-bacterial fluids. This one is a must for any conscientious and holistic aviculturist."
Mahalo and good birdkeeping!
EB Cravens, Waiohinu, HI.