Deworming your zebrafinch, natural method


Simple to prepare, natural and without side or harmful effects ! A recipe that has proven itself among a large number of bird breeders.
This method helps prevent infestation of your zebra finches from internal parasites (flat and round worms) and is also a blood purifier.

1. Ingredients

To have an effective dewormer, you have to combine garlic, thyme and sage. Garlic is the most active in this composition.

- 3 cloves of garlic
- 2 sprigs of thyme
- 2 sage leaves

Garlic can be mixed or cut. You can also cut the sage leaves.
All mixed in a liter of water. Let macerate for 15 days to 1 month in a temperate place away from the sun.

Natural method zebra finches dewormer


2. Dosage

Distribution: Add 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of the solution obtained to 1 liter of water.
Make a cure of 3 or 4 successive days, changing the solution every day. Then we can give it 2 days a month.

3. When to dispense dewormer

Anticipate and in my opinion the key to preserving your zebrafinch.
This is why I treat my zebrafinch about a month before the breeding season, in part to avoid internal parasites that could harm or even kill future embryos. I make a second treatment during the year to avoid any proliferation. We can also consider this dewormer when a new bird arrives in your breeding. 

4. Conclusion

A natural and inexpensive method that will save you a lot of inconvenience compared to certain medicinal products which can leave unwanted effects and in particular weaken your birds.
Of course, a healthy cage, perches, water fountain, etc., remains essential to avoid the inconvenience (sometimes irreversible) that can cause internal parasites.

Tony Lombard, amateur breeder.
Article published in 2019.

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