Minerals

  • False moult, causes, effects and remedies

    1. What are the causes ?

    False moult is not a disease ! It is caused by a sudden change: Light, temperature, draft or stress.

    2. The effects of a false moult

    The zebrafinch enters a period of out-of-season moulting which will weaken it. To be avoided during breeding or competition period.
    The bird victim of a false molt will need a supply of vitamins and minerals to help regrowth of the feathers.

    3. A remedy used by breeders

    To remedy this false moult, there is a method used by breeders which consists of letting a peeled and cut onion macerate in a liter of water for 3 to 4 days (protected from light).
    Then, put a tablespoon of the juice obtained in a liter of water and distribute in the drinking trough for a week, renewing this mixture every day.

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  • The foniopaddy

    1. Nutritional composition

    Nutritional value per 100 gr :
    Crude protein 9 gr; Carbohydrate 75 gr; Fat 1.8 gr; Crude fiber 3.3 gr; Crude ash 3.4 gr.

    Mineral value per 100 gr :
    Calcium 44 mg; Phosphorus 177 mg; Iron 8.5 mg.

    Vitamins per 100 gr :
    Thiamine (B1) 470.5 mg; Riboflavin (B2) 100.1 mg; Niacin (B3) 190.9 mg.

    Amino acids :
    2.5% cysteine; Leucine 4.1%; Leucine 11.4%; Lysine 2.5%; Methionine 4.5%; Phenylalanine 6.3%; Threonine 3.7%; 1.6% tryptophan; Tyrosine 3.5%; Valine 5.5%.

    Energy value : 1541 KJ

    2. Study and effects of the seed

    According to the links below, research has shown that foniopaddy has an anti-coccidiosis effect.

    - Le foniopaddy
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    Fonio paddy, une graine miracle ?

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