Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a flowering herb in the same family as daisies and ragweed. This plant has been used for close to 2,000 years due to its medicinal properties with people and much more recently with birds. Used to treat liver issues in people, birds and other animals, milk thistle is generally considered safe for parrots, with few side effects.
Milk Thistle Usage
The main reason for administering milk thistle to birds and parrots is to treat liver issues. Liver disease in birds usually is caused by a poor diet, high in fat and calories, which can lead to a distended liver, breathing issues and poor feather quality. Chemical, viral or bacterial toxins also can cause liver disease. Because a bird's liver filters out the toxins, proteins and fats ingested by a bird, when the liver is overwhelmed by these substances, the liver can become damaged. Along with dietary changes and possible hospitalization with an avian vet, the vet may recommend adding milk thistle seeds or supplements to your bird's diet to help alleviate her liver issues.
Consult with Avian Veterinarian for dosage and amount to feed your parrot.
Price is for 50 grams