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DMG – A Metabolic Miracle!

DMG – A Metabolic Miracle!
Introducing DMG – Dimethlyglycine . Dimethlyglycine (DMG)  is an intricate part of animal and human metabolism. In biochemical terms it may described as an intermediary metabolite. Biochemically it occupies a central position in a cell’s metabolic pathway. 1   This is why it can produce  a...

Antioxidant Supplements, A Good First Choice

Antioxidant Supplements, A Good First Choice
Although this column was originally published in Parrots magazine, October 2005, issue #93 in her monthly column ‘The Holistic Parrot’, the information is contains applies to animals of all types. Why do antioxidants top the list as being the single most important supplement? Numerous diseases,...

Healing Feather Destruction

Healing Feather Destruction
Situation Elvis, a Green Cheeked conure, was given to Leslie in May 2005 because he plucked his feathers. His former caretakers knew they could not address his needs and decided it was in his best interest to re-home him. When Leslie first met Elvis he had no conure-appropriate toys in his cage. His...

Flocking Together

Flocking Together
Due to the flirtations of a male Crimson-winged parrot, he and his hen were the first birds to join my family 1. With them in my life I quickly discovered how little information there was available on using natural care methods with birds. Even more discouraging was the seemingly rote advice about proper...
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