Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) : A Natural Antibiotic


Photo Source : Internet

It must be the Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, otherwise, It may be helpful in some cases to certain extent but that’s merely a possibility. ACV has no side-effects & is a much better alternative to antibiotics for birds. Usage of Unfiltered ACV –

1.   Raw & unfiltered apple cider vinegar has natural enzymes, minerals vitamins and essential acids that help keep yeast & other infections under control.

2.   It is frequently referred to as natures ‘antibiotics’ that is more of a pro-biotic (because its an antiseptic). It works against almost all kinds of viruses, bacteria & other germs in birds’ body. Cures digestive & crop disorder/ vomiting/ green poop & other bacterial problems, respiratory/lungs problems/ labored breathing due to lung infection

3.   It detoxifies (cleans out) the entire system of birds, i.e., all the organs of bird’s body & enhances immunity- lungs & the full respiratory system, digestive system including stomach & crop etc.

4.   It reverses almost all kinds of digestive disorders & malfunctions of other organs, such as stomach, liver, kidney, crop, intestine, lungs etc.

5.   It can be used externally, to disinfect wounds/injuries on the bird’s skin just as an antiseptic. (the ratio may be- water : ACV = 3:1 or in some cases without water depending on the particular condition)

Best brand of ACV is “BRAGG MOTHER Apple Cider Vinegar”.

Budgerigar, Finch, Dove & other small Birds English Budgie, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Pigeons, Parrots & other medium Birds African Grey, Cockatoo & other large Birds
Dosage for Health maintenance  use 2.5ml in 250ml water for drinking for 3 continuous days, once a month  use 5ml in 250ml water for drinking for 3 continuous days once a month  use 2.5ml in 250ml water for drinking for 3 continuous days once a month
Dosage for digestive & crop disorder/ vomiting/ green poop & other bacterial problems  use 5ml in 250ml water for drinking for  5 days continuously  use 10ml in 250ml water for drinking for  5 days continuously  use 5ml in 250ml water for drinking for  5 days continuously
Dosage for respiratory/ lungs problems/ labored breathing for lung infection  use 7m in 250ml water for drinking for 7 days continuously  use 15ml in 250ml water for drinking for 7 days continuously  use 7m in 250ml water for drinking for 7 days
 ACV mixed water should e provided for 6 hours in the morning (for example 9.00am-3.00pm) and then throw out the mixture and provide normal water.

Shake the ACV bottle before using & refrigerate for best preservation. ACV mixed water can not be refrigerated for later use. Keep in a glass jar always.

[Prepared by : Sifat E Rabbani,

Source of information: Sifat E Rabbani (Natural Treatment Consultant of “The Fig Tree USA” & Certified Aviculturist of American Federation of Aviculture USA)

Azizul Haque Farhad (President of Exotic Birds Breeder’s Association),

Internet source – avianweb]