Zoo Med Aviansafe Instant Bird Water Conditioner- Reviews?
Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:39 PM
This stuff claims to remove ammonia and chlorine from tap water, making it safe for bird consumption. In addition to that, it also adds electrolytes and fun stuff. (birdygatorade?) However, aside from calcium, the bottle does not detail what else is in it. This has made me all skeptical and I'm not sure if I want to just start adding it to my bird's water. Thus far I haven't been able to find a single review online about the stuff. Has anyone used this before? Thoughts?
Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:05 PM
Here is an article about dechlorination which gives a lot of useful information:
I do allow my bird's bathing water to offgas chlorine, but I hadn't been doing that with their drinking water. I think the AvianSafe is probably a good solution. I'm assuming this is the same or similar to the fish tank dechlorinators. The article brings up an interesting point about dechloraminating. I'm wondering if I need to contact my water company to see if I need to do this.
I've just sent an email to Zoo Med asking them for more information. Specifically I asked how quickly it works, if the water needs to stay open to the air for any period of time, how I know if my water needs dechloraminating also, what additives are in there, how much calcium is in there, is this the same stuff used in fish tanks, and are there any known health issues for birds.
I do have a chemistry degree, and the science for this is pretty simple. Zoo Med is a very reputable company. I've been using their products for years for my turtles and birds. I think having a dechlrinating product for our bird's water is a very good idea for those of us (probably most of us) who have chlorinated water at home.
I'll post again when I get a response to my questions.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users