Under What Circumstances Would My Bird Need Iodine?

Under What Circumstances Would My Bird Need Iodine?

Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman

Gloria relates;

Hello

Thank you for your column as I read each Sunday.

My budgie recently had “laryngitis” is what the vet said.

After 2 rounds of vet meds and no improvement, I began my own research for answers of the cure. 

I found that most bird seed lacks iodine , and yes, my birds eat seeds plus fresh chop daily. 

With a lack of iodine in their diet they can develop a thyroid goiter. 

I got some liquid iodine, a couple drops in drinking water and the laryngitis was well on its way to being gone. 

I searched your blogs but maybe missed your article on views of iodine. 

I think this seed and iodine is a subject everyone should be aware of. Had I known I could have saved several hundred dollars on vet visits. Thanks for reading

Hi Gloria,

Contains 100 mg iodine (calcium iodate, free of water), thereby eliminating dosing issues

Best

MitchR

Mitch Rezman

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