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Nekton Nektar Plus Nectar for Lories Hummers 600 g (21 oz)

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Nekton Nektar Plus Nectar for Lories Hummers 600 g (21 oz)

SAVES TIME: Pre-mixed formula in powder form –  just add water.

COMPLETE FORMULA: Much more important than the time-saving factor of NEKTAR PLUS is the fact that this powder contains all the substances that make up a nectar-feeding bird‘s natural diet. The form of these substances, their balance, and blend have been chosen to meet the sophisticated requirements of hummingbirds, so that this powder covers all the needs, including insects, of other families feeding on nectar.

A balanced selection of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and trace elements makes NEKTAR-PLUS the perfect dietary answer to the anatomical structure of nectar taking birds, especially as the source of protein comes from the free amino acids.

Amino acids form the basic constituents of proteins, whose value depends on the assortment and proportion of these amino acids. Of the 20-odd known amino acids, there are 10 that must be included in any diet if serious and irreversible damage to the bird‘s health is to be avoided. The organism of these birds is unable to produce these essential amino acids itself, meaning they must form part of the diet regularly.

By means of acids and ferments in the digestive system, the protein intake is broken down into its components i.e., amino acids, and then absorbed by the cells to help the body form its own protein. As the 18 different amino acids, including the 10 vital ones, contained in NEKTAR-PLUS are already in free form, that is as individual protein components, the digestive system needs no longer degrade the protein.

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This is of considerable importance to birds whose basic nourishment consists of flower nectar, because of the form of their stomachs. The inlet and outlet to the stomachs of hummingbirds and sunbirds are comparatively close together, meaning that when the stomach is full, a large amount of liquid nourishment enters the pylorus (the outlet) shortly after entering the stomach and before the protein can be broken down into its components.

In addition, the staple diet of nectar-feeding birds in their natural surroundings is nectar and various small insects, the protein providers. The captured insects end up in the bird’s stomach where the protein is first split up into amino acids, whereas the nectar by-passes the stomach when it is full and provides an immediate source of energy. It is impossible for a bird owner to provide his hummer or sunbird with the 500 small insects required daily so that any commercial diet for these birds must contain the necessary protein in free form.

NEKTAR-PLUS fulfills this requirement by means of its 18 different amino acids in free form and which have been specially selected and blended with all nectar-taking birds in mind. This means an additional time-saving factor for owners. They no longer need to worry about breeding a regular supply of fruit flies needed to feed hummingbirds and almost all species of sunbirds but can still be sure that their pets are receiving the vital and health-giving substances. 

The carbohydrates needed for the honeysuckers basal metabolism are contained in NEKTAR-PLUS in the form of glucose, fructose, and sucrose, thus corresponding to the natural flower nectar. Fats have been kept to a minimum in NEKTAR-PLUS as these birds are able to produce it themselves from the carbohydrates in the diet. In order to avoid any possible deficiency of these substances the fats in NEKTAR-PLUS consist of unsaturated fatty acids in the main.

Our vitamin supplement NEKTON-S, already known to true bird lovers, has been used to vitaminize the diet and adjusted to the nectar-feeding bird‘s needs. That is to say, the amount of vitamin A and the vitamin B block have been increased, as the demand for vitamin B1 rises in relation to the higher amount of carbohydrates; vitamin B6 is needed for the metabolism of amino acids, and vitamin B12 is responsible for the growth and density of the plumage. There are 13 different vitamins as well as provitamins in NEKTAR-PLUS.

Great care has also been taken to get just the right combination of minerals and trace elements in NEKTAR-PLUS, as these are the substances with a decisive influence on all the important metabolic processes in the nectar-taking bird‘s body. These essential elements must form part of the daily dietary intake. 

The amount and number of nutrients and effective substances in NEKTAR-PLUS have been chosen to complement each other. In fact, in some cases, the presence of one is the key factor in the functioning of another. NEKTAR-PLUS, available in all good pet stores, ensures the aviculturist of the very best in nourishment for his bird, ideally suited to the particular needs of nectar-feeding birds, and at the same time saves him considerable time in preparing the bird‘s feed. 

This dried “nectar“ has been used successfully for years by zoological gardens, bird parks, scientific institutes, and aviculturists. In the last few years, catchers have found that there is no problem whatsoever in weaning freshly caught birds onto NEKTAR-PLUS, resulting in a big drop in losses both before and during shipment. NEKTON Feeders NEKTAR-PLUS provides our nectar-feeding birds with a complete and healthy diet, but we must ensure they get ALL of this solution. 

NEKTAR-PLUS offers you an extremely simple method of giving your bird an excellent substitute for nectar.


In Gram

13g NEKTAR-PLUS to 100ml lukewarm (30°C) water

In Millilitre

18ml NEKTAR-PLUS to 100ml lukewarm (30°C) water OR 1 part NEKTARPLUS to 5.5 equal parts water

A measuring beaker holding 30ml is enclosed with the 800g and 1500g jars of NEKTAR-PLUS for easy dosing. 

Slowly add the NEKTAR-PLUS powder to the lukewarm water stirring constantly to dissolve. Do not use a mixer or whisk as this could destroy the vitamins. Important: Only absolutely germ-free water should be used to make up the NEKTAR-PLUS solution. 

This is particularly important in tropical and subtropical areas. If in doubt about the quality of the water, boil it first then allow to cool to lukewarm.

A solution of 13g NEKTAR-PLUS to 100ml water is enough for the daily needs of 2-3 hummingbirds or sunbirds. 

Please note that an increase in the dose of NEKTAR-PLUS could lead to a deterioration in your bird’s health in the long run.

Ingredients for Nekton Nektar Plus:Composition: Dextrose, fructose, pollen, soy protein isolate, sucrose, sodium chloride, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, calcium gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium glycerophosphate, magnesium carbonate, silicic acid, sorbic acid, calcium carbonate, thistle oil

Nutritional additives per kg: 11,900 IU vitamin A, 770 IU vitamin D3, 12 mg vitamin E, (DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate), 7 mg vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride), 8 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 6 mg pantothenic acid, 18 mg nicotinamide, 5 mg vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), 0.4 mg folic acid, 30 mg choline chloride, 704 µg vitamin B12, 60 mg vitamin C (ascorbic acid), 2 mg vitamin K3 (menadione-sodium bisulfite), 30 mg inositol, 70 µg biotin, 20 mg iron (iron-II-sulfate) 5 mg copper (copper-II-sulfate), 4 mg manganese (manganese –II-sulfat), 0.1 mg zinc (zinc sulfate), 0.05 mg molybdenum (ammonium molybdate).

Technological additive: preservative

The DL-alpha-tocopherol acetate is NOT derived from palm oil.


Note: Due to USDA regulations, imported vitamins/foods and supplements are only allowed to have an 18-month shelf life. This top-quality supplement is stated by Nekton to last at least a year beyond its expiration date. Made in Germany

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