Birds

NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+
Pure brewer's yeast enriched with yeast cell walls for birds

NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ is a combination of pure brewer's yeast (100% Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, inactive) and yeast cell walls. NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ combines the advantages of the prebiotic and immunostimulatory effects of yeast cell walls with valuable nutrients of brewer's yeast.

The intestional stabilizing function of the yeast cell walls can lead to a quick and good absorption of nutrients from brewer's yeast and makes NEKTON-PRE-VITAL + a valuable feed supplement, which can strengthen the immune system and can ensure more vitality and performance of the bird.

The stimulated immune system makes the bird organism more resistant to pathogens of various kinds. On the one hand, brewer's yeast is a high quality source of protein, on the other hand a valuable supplier of various nutrients and active substances. Brewer's yeast contains:

  • Numerous B vitamins, which are essential for diverse life functions. Vitamins B group are partly responsible for the nervous system and metabolism and have a positive effect on the bird's skin and plumage. Birds need the valuable B vitamins for a strong immune system.
  • There are around 16 different amino acids in brewer's yeast, which are needed by the bird organism including for the cell and muscle tissue
  • Various natural minerals which are of great importance for bird health. Brewer's yeast is mainly rich in calcium and phosphorus
  • Trace elements, which have a vital function for the metabolism and are involved in numerous processes in the bird organism. Among other things, iron, copper, manganese and zinc
  • Proteins with a complete amino acid profile

The brewer's yeast cell wall consists of mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) and β-glucans, which can reduce the number of harmful bacteria in the intestines of birds and can increase the number of beneficial bacteria. This naturally can promote a balanced microflora in the bird's intestine. NEKTON PRE VITAL+:

  • A valuable supplier of various nutrients and active substances which can have a positive effect on the whole bird´s body
  • The defense mechanisms of the bird can positively influenced
  • Can have prebiotic effects on the beneficial microflora of the intestine and can naturally promote a balanced intestinal flora
  • NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ is a purely natural product without synthetic additives

Feeding Recommendation:

1 g (one measuring spoon enclosed) NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ with 100g soft food. It is advisable not to administer NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ with water.
NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ can promote the immune system in a natural way and balance the intestinal flora. NEKTON-PRE-VITAL + can be given daily as a cure for a period of up to 12 weeks or 2 to 3 times a week all year round.
Storage: NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients:

Composition: Brewer`s yeast (100% Saccharomyces cerevisiae), brewer`s yeast cell walls (contains mannan-oligosaccharides and beta-glucans)

On the one hand, brewer's yeast is a high quality source of protein, on the other hand a valuable supplier of various nutrients and active substances, including vitamins of the B group, about 16 amino acids, minerals and trace elements.

The brewer's yeast cell wall consists of mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) and β-glucans, which can reduce the number of harmful bacteria in the intestines of birds and can increase the number of beneficial bacteria.

This naturally can promote a balanced microflora in the bird's intestine. By adding brewer's yeast cell walls, the nutrients in brewer's yeast can better absorbed by the bird's body.

NEKTON-PRE-VITAL+ is a purely natural product without synthetic additives.


NEKTON-FLY (formerly Nekton-T)
Multivitamins for active birds

NEKTON-Fly contains 13 vitamins, 6 trace elements, 2 amino acids as well as calcium and minerals. NEKTON-Fly is specially attuned to the needs of active birds to build up enough strength and energy reserves for flying and laying performance. NEKTON-Fly encourages growth, efficiency, fertility and laying performance to a high extent and positively influences metabolic processes. Supports the body during treatments with antibiotics and sulfonamides resulting in increased vitamin and mineral requirements.

NEKTON-Fly can be administered easily via the drinking water or mixed in with soft feed. Ideal in combination the NEKTON-MSA mineral compound. No other vitamin compound should be administered whilst using NEKTON-Fly.

NEKTON-Fly has proved to be excellent in supporting the treatment of diseases, i.e. when antibiotics, sulfonamides, etc. are given; because increased vitamins should be absolutely supplied when administering drugs, to counteract destruction of the intestinal flora.

Furthermore, NEKTON-Fly contains calcium which is important for healthy bone formation, for eggshell development and for growth, especially in young animals. Trace elements and a sufficient amount of minerals are also contained in NEKTON-Fly.

The dosage can be quite safely doubled for a short time in stressful situations, such as breeding, molting, flight show, transportation, etc. A green measuring spoon is attached to each bottle of NEKTON-Fly. 1g of NEKTON-Fly corresponds to one measuring spoon.

Feeding Recommendation:

1 g (= 1 measuring spoon) of NEKTON-Fly in 250 ml drinking water or 100 g soft food. The dosage can be quite safely doubled for a short time in stressful situations, such as breeding, molting, flight show, transportation, etc.
Because of this supplement‘s higher content of vitamin D and trace elements than in a complete feed, it may only be added to 5 % of a bird‘s daily ration.
Storage: NEKTON-Fly should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients:

Contains 2 amino acids.

Composition:
Dextrose, calcium carbonate

Nutritional additives per kg:
6,600,000 I.U. vitamin A, 10,000 I.U. vitamin D3, 13,265 mg vitamin E (all-rac-alpha-tocopherylacetate), 665 mg vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride), 1,680 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 3,330 mg calcium-d-pantothenate, 10,000 mg niacinamide, 665 mg vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), 224 mg folic acid, 2,000 μg vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamine), 16,660 mg vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid), 1,330 mg vitamin K3 (menadione-sodiumbisulfit), 50,000 μg biotin, 3,000 mg iron (ferrous(II)-sulfate, monohydrate), 1,220 mg zinc (zinc sulfate, monohydrate), 1,250 mg manganese (manganese(II)-oxide), 250 mg copper (cupric(II)-sulfate, pentahydrate), 100 mg iodine (calcium iodate, free of water)

Technological additive:
Silicic acid


NEKTON-RELAX
Special vitamin supplement to reduce stress and anxiety in birds

NEKTON-Relax is a special vitamin supplement for birds designed to aid and support them during stressful situations. NEKTON-Relax is also suitable for long-term administration for treating chronic anxiety in birds. This innovative product ensures peace and relaxation for birds thanks to a successful combination of natural ingredients.

NEKTON-Relax contains natural components, such as chamomile, hop, valerian root and lavender as well as B vitamins and the amino acid L-tryptophan. They promote the production of serotonin in the brain and support birds which are nervous and restless, as well as keeping them calm in fearful or stressful situations.




Advantages:

  • NEKTON-Relax supports the bird's organism to experience stressful situations more calmly
  • NEKTON-Relax has not numbing or impeding effects
  • NEKTON-Relax is not medication
  • NEKTON-Relax is suitable for long-term administration to consolidate the animal's positive experiences

As a first step, a veterinarian should determine that the occurrence of atypical behavior, such as excessive screaming, is not due to a physical illness. Birds can also perceive a non-species-specific form of husbandry as stress. In this case it has to be determined what exactly triggers the atypical behavior and how the environment of the bird should be adapted. NEKTON-Relax supports the bird organism with the help of the highly effective substances it contains to experience stressful situations more calmly.
Please note:

  • The full effects of NEKTON-Relax develop after solid administration after around 2 weeks or less and is suitable for long-term administration
  • The first step should be to have a vet determine that symptoms are not due to a serious physical illness

Feeding Recommendations

NEKTON-Relax is offered as a cure over a period of 4 to 12 weeks.
NEKTON-Relax shows its full effect after about 2 weeks.

For upcoming exhibitions or shows - start the gift 2-3 weeks in advance.
Half a measuring spoon (0.5 g) for small birds NEKTON-Relax daily ...
One level measuring spoon (1g) for medium-sized birds NEKTON-Relax daily ...
One to two measuring spoons (1-2 g) for large bird species NEKTON-Relax daily ...
... mix with the soft food. It is advisable not to administer NEKTON-Relax with water, as the preparation contains natural components that are not water-soluble.
Storage: NEKTON-RELAX should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

Beer yeast, calcium carbonate, hop, chamomile, valerian root, lavender

Nutritional additives per 1 kg
49,000 mg L-tryptophan, 8,000 mg niacinamide, 2,000 mg vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), 15 mg folic acid, 400,000 µg vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamine)

Sensory additive: 40,000 mg taurine


NEKTON-BOOSTER
Energy supplement for all bird species

NEKTON-Booster is specially tailored to the needs of birds who need energy that is quickly available during training and competition. The balanced combination of active ingredients in NEKTON-Booster allows your birds to perform at their best. The product is particularly suitable for sports pigeons and falcons.

NEKTON-Booster contains branched-chain amino acids, which ensure the highest energy production during the flight, and soy protein isolate, which is made available to the body within a few minutes thanks to a short-chain structure and thus supports muscle building and muscle regeneration. NEKTON-Booster is a very good source of energy, increases endurance, strength and activity and at the same time counteracts fatigue. Thanks to its balanced composition, NEKTON-Booster is ideally suited to building up the muscles of young birds during breeding.

The product is readily water-soluble and its structure means that the active ingredients are made available to the bird's body immediately after ingestion.

Feeding Recommendations

Small birds - 0.5 g
Medium-sized birds - 1 g
Birds the size of parrots - 1-2 NEKTON-spoons per day
Administer the recommended daily dose in drinking water or soft food.
Storage: NEKTON-Booster should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

Dextrose, soy protein isolate (GMO free), magnesium carbonate, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

Nutritional additives per 1 kg
15,000 mg L-valine, 15,000 mg L-leucine, 14,000 mg L-isoleucine

Analytical constituents: Crude protein 14.8%, crude fat 1%, crude fiber 0.4%, crude ash 4.1 %, lysine 1.19%, methionine 0.27%


NEKTON-BABY-BIRD
Hand-rearing feed for all bird chicks

NEKTON-Baby-Bird is a complete formula for the successful hand-rearing of all bird chicks. In this product the latest scientific findings in the rearing of young birds have been implemented. NEKTON-Baby-Bird meets the needs of all essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals. Many of these nutrients are included in a highly receptive form, whereby their availability is significantly increased what facilitates digestion.

High-quality natural products such as rose hips and pollen also provide numerous phytonutrients that promote a healthy development of blood circulation, joints and organs. By using herbal components NEKTON-Baby-Bird is geared to the natural diet of birds. In addition, herbal ingredients have a strengthening effect on the immune system of young birds. The high-quality vegetable oils in NEKTON-Baby-Bird deliver all the vital unsaturated fatty acids.

NEKTON-Baby-Bird contains probiotic bacteria that promote a healthy development of the craw and intestinal flora of bird chicks. Prebiotic components in NEKTON-Baby-Bird also have a positive effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, whereby an optimal digestion of nutrients is ensured.

Mixed with water in the correct proportion NEKTON-Baby-Bird gives a slightly metered homogeneous mush. The mush is thereby mixed with handwarm water (38-40 °C), so vitamins, enzymes and probiotic bacteria are retained in full content. This is important in order to keep the high quality of the rearing feed.

Additional information

By using selected herbal components NEKTON-Baby-Bird is geared to the natural diet of birds. The vegetable oils used in NEKTON-Baby-Bird supply all vital omega-3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids, which are essential for the cell metabolism. High-quality natural products such as rose hips and pollen also provide numerous phytonutrients (e.g. lycopene, galactolipids) that promote a healthy development of blood circulation, joints and organs. Pollen are real powerhouses of nature, rich in mitochondria and proteins and provide numerous metabolites for a healthy cell growth in the development of bird chicks. In addition, many of the herbal ingredients (e.g. pectins, ascorbic acid) have a strengthening effect on the immune system of young birds. This makes the young birds resistant to diseases and will prevent a loss in breeding.

NEKTON-Baby-Bird contains probiotic bacteria that promote healthy development of craw and intestinal flora of bird chicks. The positive effects of Bacillus subtilis has been analyzed in numerous studies and is scientifically proven. The prebiotic components in NEKTON-Baby-Bird also have a positive effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, whereby an optimal digestion of nutrients is ensured. Besides fructans NEKTON-Baby-Bird includes a mixture of mannan-oligosaccharides and beta-glucans, which are proven to promote the growth of positive intestinal bacteria and also relieves the immune system by binding harmful substances.

Feeding Recommendations

Mix the recommended amount NEKTON-Baby-Bird with lukewarm water (38-40 °C) in a clean container shortly before feeding.
Day 1-2: mix 1 part of NEKTON-Baby-Bird with 6 parts of water
Day 2-3: mix 1 part of NEKTON-Baby-Bird with 5 parts of water
Day 3-4: mix 1 part of NEKTON-Baby-Bird with 4 parts of water
Day 4-5: mix 1 part of NEKTON-Baby-Bird with 3 parts of water
From day 5: mix 1 part of NEKTON-Baby-Bird with 2 parts of water
To avoid contamination with harmful bacteria, the water can be boiled in advance or use water from bottle. Storage: NEKTON-Baby-Bird should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

Dextrose, vegetable protein extracts, bakery products, minerals, yeast, derivatives of vegetable origin, vegetable oils, rose hips, pollen, yeast cell walls (containing mannan-oligosaccharides with prebiotic effects).

Nutritional additives per 1 kg
13 000 IE vitamin A, 2 000 IE vitamin D3, 550 mg choline chloride, 150 mg vitamin C, 55 mg vitamin E, 55 mg niacinamide, 12.5 mg calcium-D-pantothenate, 8.8 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 5 mg vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), 5 mg β-carotene, 3 mg vitamin K3, 2.5 mg vitamin B1, 1.54 mg folic acid, 150 μg biotin, 30 μg vitamin B12, 80 mg iron (iron-(II)-sulfate, monohydrate), 65 mg manganese (manganese-(II)-sulfate, monohydrate), 49 mg zinc (zinksulfate, monohydrate), 8.3 mg copper (copper-(II)-sulfate, pentahydrate), 1 mg iodine (calciumiodate, anhydrous), 0.23 mg selenium (sodium selenite).
Zootechnical additives: Bacillus subtilis C-3102, minimum 1 * 1010 CFU/kg

Analytical components: Crude ash 8.5 %, protein 22.5 %, crude fat 8,1 %, crude fibre 1 % Calcium 1.06 %, Phosphor 0.74 %, Natrium 0.18 %, Methionine 0.45 %, Lysine 1.15 %, Threonine 0.75 %, Tryptophane 0.22 %.


NEKTON-BIOTIC-BIRD
Probiotic supplement for birds

NEKTON-Biotic-Bird is a probiotic supplement for all species of birds. The contained probiotic bacteria support the enzymatic digestion of food in the craw and in the intestines of birds. Prebiotic ingredients such as fructans and mannan-oligosaccharides promote a natural and healthy composition of craw and intestinal flora. NEKTON-Biotic-Bird helps indigestion and accelerates regeneration after antibiotic treatments.

NEKTON-Biotic-Bird can also be given to prepare for stressful situations (e.g. transport and fairs) to counteract an excessive burden on the bird.

Also during the breeding NEKTON-Biotic-Bird can assist digestion of food and optimizes the absorption of nutrients. NEKTON-Biotic-Bird is usually recommended as a 3-4 week course of treatment, but may also be administered daily as a dietary supplement. The preparation can also be very good combined with other NEKTON products. The probiotic is easy to use and is mixed daily in the recommended amount under the softfood.

Further Information

The positive effects of Bacillus subtilis has been analyzed in numerous studies and is scientifically proven. The prebiotic components in NEKTON-Biotic-Bird also have a positive effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, whereby an optimal digestion of nutrients is ensured. Besides fructans NEKTON-Biotic-Bird includes a mixture of mannan-oligosaccharides and beta-glucans, which is proven to promote the growth of positive intestinal bacteria and also relieves the immune system by binding harmful substances in a natural way. Thus, NEKTON-Biotic-Bird can help with indigestion by forming a healthy intestinal flora and it additionally acts by detoxifying the organism.

NEKTON-Biotic-Bird can also be given to prepare for stressful situations (e.g. for transport and fairs) to counteract an excessive burden on the bird. Stress can have a negative impact on the composition of the intestinal flora and often causes digestive problems. NEKTON-Biotic-Bird can act in such situations supportive on the bird organism.

The supplement can also very good be combined with other NEKTON products. During the breeding season, a combination of NEKTON-Biotic-Bird with NEKTON-E is recommended. Under normal conditions, a combination of NEKTON-Biotic-Bird with vitamin supplements such as NEKTON-S are beneficial.

Feeding Recommendations

Daily mix 1 level measuring spoon (1 g) with 100 g wet food. Provide for the treatment of digestive problems or to support during the breeding over a period of 4-8 weeks. NEKTON-Biotic-Bird can easily be combined with other NEKTON products.

Storage: NEKTON-Biotic-Bird should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 59°F and 77°F (15°C and 25°C). DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

Dextrose, derivatives of vegetable origin, mannan-Oligosaccharide (with prebiotic effects), Jerusalem artichoke, minerals. Zootechnical additives: Bacillus subtilis C-3102, minimum 1 * 1011 CFU/kg


NEKTON-Calcium-Plus
Calcium and magnesium for birds.

Contains organic calcium and magnesium with B vitamins.

Organic calcium and magnesium are particularly well and quickly absorbed and are ideal for breeding and for calcium deficiency, especially also in combination with magnesium due to the sensitive interaction, enriched with B vitamins, which have a positive effect on the nerves, thus enabling balanced breeding and compensating for nutritional deficiencies.

Feeding Recommendation

4 g (= 4 level measuring spoons) every 2nd to 3rd day. 8 g (= 8 level measuring spoons) daily before and during breeding. 12 g (=12 level measuring spoons) daily in case of deficiencies. Dissolve NEKTON Calcium Plus in 250 ml of water or in 100 g of soft food.
Storage: NEKTON-Calcium-Plus should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

Composition: calcium lactate, dextrose, magnesium lactate.
Analytical constituents: Ca 7.5 %, Mg 1.8 %. Nutritional additives per kg: 1,500 mg vitamin B1, 3,400 mg vitamin B6.


NEKTON-Pollen-Power
Pollen in pharmaceutical quality for birds.

Pollen is packed with bioactive substances, nutrients and active components directly from nature that help the organism in various ways: It has a beneficial effect on the immune system and the blood count, promotes vitality and well-being because it can boost many metabolic processes.

Further Information

Mixed pollen is diverse in its composition. It naturally contains, i.a. short-chain proteins, up to 20 amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals and trace elements such as iron, copper, manganese, zinc and silicic acid (silica), in addition to phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and calcium. It also contains vitamin C, vitamin B1, 2, 6 and 12, as well as biotin, vitamins A, D, E, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, antioxidant polyphenols such as flavonoids, natural sugars, enzymes, plant hormones and many other beneficial substances.

Feeding Recommendation

Daily: 0.2 g (1/4 measuring spoon) for small birds 0.4 g (1/2 measuring spoon) for medium sized birds 0.7 g (1 level measuring spoon) for large birds Mix NEKTON Pollen-Power into the feed or offer separately in a bowl. In case of illness, the amount can be doubled, it cannot be overdosed. Storage: NEKTON-Pollen-Power should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

Pollen in pharmaceutical quality Total sugar (expressed as sucrose): 39.3%


NEKTON-Orange
Bird supplement with ground marigold to enhance orange feathers.

NEKTON-Orange is a bird food supplement that is specially developed for orange-colored canaries (such as Yorkshire and Norwich) to intensify color in orange areas of the feathers.

Further Information

NEKTON-Orange contains ground marigold flowers, which intensify the yellow basic color of the orange canaries and the dyes canthaxanthin & beta-carotene, which produce the red plumage. This creates an intense orange plumage in canaries.

Tagetes (marigold) is a natural product that contains various carotenoids that are of vital importance for the color in feathers. Carotenoids are not only known for their coloring effect, they are also have physiological effects (as biological antioxidants or immunostimulatory effects). Tagetes also contains active ingredients that are involved in the formation of new feathers.

In order to increase the quality of NEKTON-Orange, we focused on valuable natural ingredients.

NEKTON-Orange contains pure brewer's yeast & yeast cell walls. This combination has the advantages of the prebiotic and immunostimulatory effects of yeast cell walls, with valuable nutrients in brewer's yeast.

Brewer's yeast is one of the most valuable products of all because it is a combination of health-promoting nutrients. These include essential amino acids (such as methionine, which is particularly important for birds), B vitamins, various minerals, trace elements and enzymes. The nutrients contained in the brewer's yeast have a positive effect on the bird's systems and is important for growing new feathers, which are increasingly needed during molting. Brewer's yeast can strengthen the bird's immune system and help support the intestinal flora.

In addition to brewer's yeast, NEKTON-Orange contains brewer's yeast cell walls, which consist of mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and beta-glucans. These ingredients can have prebiotic effects on the beneficial microflora of the intestine and naturally promote a balanced intestinal flora.

Feeding Recommendation

Daily: 1 to 3 level measuring spoons of NEKTON-Orange with 100 g soft food. It is advisable not to administer NEKTON-Orange with water, as the supplement contains natural components that are not water-soluble. NEKTON-Orange is administered shortly before and during molting. Storage: NEKTON-Pollen-Power should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C. DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!

Ingredients

18 amino acids


NEKTON-S
Multi-vitamin supplement enriched with amino acids and trace elements for all cage birds

The animal body is like a machine in that it needs “parts”, catalysts and “fuel” if it is to function properly. These substances are called nutrients and most of them must be supplied by the diet.

Vitamins belong to these vital nutritive substances. Some are essential for the transfer of energy while some are vital for the regulation of the protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolisms. Without vitamins, and minerals, the body is unable to break down the food substances and turn them into structural units and/or energy. Because animals can synthesise only a few vitamins and no minerals they must form a permanent part of the dietary intake. According to reports from veterinarians, however, up to 90% of the ailments they treat in birds are due to an incorrect and inadequate diet. In the majority of cases the cause is a deficiency in the active substances – vitamins, macro and trace elements, especially in times of stress when a bird’s needs can fluctuate considerably.

At times like these the supply of vitamins is often either insufficient or not available to the body in full, namely, a hypovitaminosis. A hypovitaminosis is not easily recognised at first, but any long-term deficiency will lead to considerable damage to a bird’s health and finally to its death.

NEKTON-S provides birds owners with a food supplement especially formulated to suit these needs. Its well-balanced composition of 13 vitamins, 18 free amino acids in the natural L form and minerals will help prevent deficiency diseases and increase the nutritional value of the diet.

NEKTON-S increases a bird’s resistance to disease and the pressures of moult, shows, acclimation, etc., as well as improving its productivity, especially during breeding.

Give daily to ensure your bird’s good health. Simply add to soft food or bird’s drinking water.

Because of the all-round beneficial effect of NEKTON-S, aviculturists, bird parks and zoological gardens have chosen it as a daily supplement for their birds for years with success.


NEKTON-E
Vitamin E supplement for pets as aid to good health and increased fertility

Vitamin E plays a vital role in maintaining bodily functions and in the fertility of most animal species. It promotes a bird’s entire metabolism – protein, carbohydrate, fatty, mineral and water metabolic processes. Vitamin E occurs in multiple forms – tocopherols. The tocopherols act as antioxidants, protect other vitamins and are essential to cellular respiration, particularly in the heart and skeletal muscle tissues. Of all the vitamin E forms in the plant kingdom alpha-tocopherol is the most biologically active, an important factor in animal nutrition.

NEKTON-E containing the vital vitamin E as alpha tocopherol acetate

Protects against defects in bone structure. Helps produce better laying results. Guards against degeneration of heart and skeletal muscles. Protects against kidney and liver trouble.

Best aid to preparing your pet for pressures of breeding season.

Use with NEKTON-S on birds


NEKTON-MSA
High-grade mineral supplement for pets

A special calcium supplement plus other macro and vital trace elements boosted by vitamin D3 to help rear young animals and treat calcium deficiencies.

Mineral elements are extremely important for maintaining good health, top stamina and uninterrupted reproduction.

The most important factor, whether in respect to diets or food supplements, is not only the number of individual substances but, above all, their well-balanced and well-matched composition. The mineral elements frequently operate in balanced pairs or in small groups. For example, it is a comparatively well-known fact that the nutritional role of calcium (Ca) is closely related to that of phosphorus (P) and in correlation to one another can prevent rickets and osteomalacia. Because of this, a large proportion of vitamin D3 has been added to NEKTON-MSA to help attune the Ca-P ratio to the requirements of each individual organism. By means of vitamin D3, calcium and phosphorus are better deposited in the animal’s bones, thus achieving full benefit of the mineral supply.

NEKTON-MSA is primarily for animals during breeding, gestation and lactation. At these times an animal needs more minerals. An increased dose of calcium, for example, reduces the fragility of cage-birds’ eggs. In fact an animal suffering from calcium deficiency diseases can be helped back to good health through NEKTON-MSA.


NEKTON-R
NEKTON-R-BETA
NEKTON-GELB
Vitamin supplements to brighten colours, enhance plumage
and prevent colours fading

Feathers are given their colours by the deposits of carotenoids, red and yellow pigments/lipochromes, found in plants and the fatty tissues of animals. Although the deposits are minute they are spread over the whole surface of the feathers creating the various shades. Carotenoids are the most widely distributed pigments in nature and are found in all parts of plants, even in the green parts, where they are overshadowed by the preponderance of green chlorophyll. An animal’s organism is not capable of synthesising carotenoids itself which means these colour pigments must form part of the dietary intake.


NEKTON-R

Contains the carotenoid Canthaxanthin to preserve and enhance red parts of plumage and deepen other colours. Effective additive to bird feed to bring out colours in same brilliance they have in their natural surroundings. In addition NEKTON-R is a well-balanced formula of amino acids, essential vitamins and minerals as an excellent aid to good health and condition during the moult.

NEKTON-R boosts the red colouring in the plumage of such birds as goldfinches, crossbills, red canaries, red siskins, painted buntings, cardinals, sun birds, ibises and flamingos as well as all other species producing carotenoid in their plumage.

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NEKTON-R-BETA

Achieves splendid red colouring through the natural carotenoid Beta-carotene. Especially effective on red parts of coloured canaries without affecting yellow plumage.

Ensure your bird is ready for that all-important show or exhibition by adding NEKTON-R-BETA with its 13 vitamins, 6 trace elements, water-soluble calcium, 18 indispensable amino acids and that valuable provitamin and carotenoid Beta-carotene.

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NEKTON-GELB
Prevent colors from fading or heighten yellow shades of plumage by adding NEKTON-GELB.

NEKTON-Gelb is a bird food supplement that is specially developed to intensify color in yellow areas of the feathers. NEKTON-Gelb also prevents colors from fading and naturally supports the bird's health during the molt.

NEKTON-Gelb contains ground marigold flowers. Tagetes (marigold) is a natural product that contains various carotenoids and can intensify the yellow plumage color. Carotinoids are of vital importance for colored feathers.

The main pigment of the marigold flowers is xanthophyll lutein. Feeding experiments have shown that the yellow plumage in birds only occurs when lutein is ingested with the food. Carotenoids are not only known for their coloring effect, they also have physiological effects (as biological antioxidants or immunostimulatory effects). Tagetes also contains active ingredients that are involved in the formation of new plumage.

In order to increase the quality of NEKTON-Gelb, we focused on high-value, natural components. NEKTON-Gelb contains pure brewer's yeast & yeast cell walls. This combination has the advantages of the prebiotic and immunostimulatory effects of yeast cell walls, with valuable nutrients of brewer's yeast.


NEKTON-BIOTIN (formerly Nekton-Bio)
Protein-enriched food supplement to ensure good
feather growth and help prevent plumage defects

After years of research and experiments we developed NEKTON-BIOTIN to meet certain problems in a bird’s plumage and to ensure healthy feather growth in all types of birds.

Feathers are largely protein in nature, which is why 18 free amino acids have been included in NEKTON-BIOTIN to help a bird build the proteins needed. Of the amino acids, arginine, methionine and lysine are particularly vital in a supplement because most cage or aviary birds are fed on bird seed, which is poor in these amino acids. Vitamins A, E, and Biotin also have a positive effect on feather growth. Altogether 13 vitamins, 6 trace elements and calcium have been combined with the amino acids to create a special formula to support the organism during the moult and encourage the growth of smooth and glossy feathers.

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NEKTON-Q
Dietary supplement fortified with extra vitamin K for birds

Any bird under temporary treatment with antibiotics, as is the case during serious illness or while in quarantine, needs the support of this multi-vitamin supplement. Antibiotics or sulphonamides often hinder the vitamin synthesis by the intestinal bacteria, leading to a hypo or avitaminosis.

It was this knowledge and experience that formed the basis for formulating NEKTON-Q and placing specific emphasis on the vitamins A, E and K, which, among other functions, strengthen the cell walls, regulate the metabolism of cell structure, disinfect the cellular metabolic process and protect cell tissue. This means an improved functioning of the cells and better resistance to infections due to an increase in the number of antibodies in the bird’s organism.

The extra menadione helps combat the negative effect antibiotics have on the blood count and level and blood coagulation.

Ideal, too, for such birds as fig parrots, who need more than average vitamin K.

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NEKTON-B-KOMPLEX
Invaluable vitamin B supplement for all birds

The members of the vitamin B group seem to act primarily as parts of the enzyme systems. They participate in a number of types of chemical reactions, most of which effect the transfer of energy. Hence they play a key role in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. In addition they are involved in the regular functioning of the gastrointestinal system, nerve functions and the myocardial tissues. Some of the B vitamins aid the formation of red blood cells and antibodies and most are necessary for a healthy skin.

Except for the ruminant species, all animals require a dietary source of the B vitamins as the intestinal synthesis is insufficient, sometimes by as much as 80%. A lack of these vitamins leads to a number of deficiency diseases, which are unfortunately not always recognized as such.

NEKTON B-KOMPLEX protects against a vitamin B deficiency, helps against neurological disorders and aids the metabolism during illness and breeding.

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NEKTON-TONIC
3 high-grade tonics individually attuned to the needs of fruit, insect and seed-eating birds.

NEKTON-TONIC-F for fruit-eating birds
NEKTON-TONIC-K for seed-eating birds
NEKTON-TONIC-I .for insect-eating birds

The variety and combination of the more than 60 nutritive and effective substances in these supplements make the NEKTON-TONIC series to valuable tonics for strengthening and building up an animal’s organism. Heading the list of nutritive and effective substances are the amino acids and vitamins as well as the macro and trace elements. The effectiveness of the NEKTON-TONIC products lies in their species-specific formulas which ensure full availability, immediate utilisation and correct physiological functioning and interaction of the components.

Particularly valuable during times of stress. Effective aids to preventing deficiency diseases Excellent support during illness and/or treatment

Give in addition to drinking water or sprinkle over soft food.

Highly potential tonics containing nutritive and activating ingredients to fortify everyday diets and make pets look and feel better.


NEKTON-LORI
Complete diet for lories and hanging parakeets

Based on years of experience in breeding and rearing these demanding varieties of parrots.

Lories are among the most specialised of all the parrots in their feeding habits as is seen by their brush tongues and digestive systems. Breeding successes in the past few years, particularly with species known to be difficult to breed, have shown that the nutrition must be as close to the natural sources as possible.

This carefully thought-out combination of carbohydrates, fatty acids, protein, vitamins and mineral elements is entirely suited to the nutrient requirements of lories and hanging parakeets.

All ingredients are in human-grade quality and in such a form that they are easily synthesised and absorbed by the body.

Just add tepid water to the powder, stir slowly and you have a complete diet.

In addition, this diet has two tremendous advantages over other feeding methods:

1.There is no food matter left sticking to the beak to foster fungus growth.
2.All the ingredients are fully assimilated by the body so that the faeces consist of little more than water, meaning no smell or messy droppings to dirty the cage or aviary.


NEKTAR-PLUS
Nectar concentrate for hummers and other nectar-feeding birds

Carefully composed and balanced formula of vital ingredients including:

Carbohydrates
Protein
Vitamins
Macro and Trace Elements

In their natural surroundings the main source of nourishment for these species is nectar and for some small insects. That is why the carbohydrates in NEKTAR-PLUS have been composed to copy nectar and provide the bird’s basal metabolism with the necessary energy. In the main the essential protein is already in its digested form, that is sophisticated amino acids in the natural L form, plus bee pollen. 18 indispensable amino acids are included in NEKTAR-PLUS to make sure the supply of protein is immediately available to the body. Vitamins and interrelating minerals have been added to the formula because animals can synthesise no minerals and only a few vitamins. Their diets must contain both to ensure smooth running of the metabolic machinery.

This nutritious powder must simply be mixed with lukewarm water to provide a complete diet for good health and condition.

In addition to providing a complete diet for hummers, sun birds, lorikeets and various
other nectar-feeding species of birds, NEKTAR-PLUS ensures that butterflies and
other valuable insects get an all-year-round supply of vital nutrients.


NECTAR FEEDERS
Especially designed and constructed with regard to the feeding habits of humming, sun birds and other nectar-feeding birds such as bananaquits.

Made of special-purpose brown plexiglass impervious to ultra-violet rays to protect the nectar solution, NEKTON nectar feeders are especially designed to ensure a bird reaches the very last drop. The bottom of the tube slopes towards the opening and the inside joints are curved so that the bird’s tongue can travel smoothly up the sides of the tube.

The feeder will hold up to 40 ml, big enough to take the daily ration for all sizes of hummers. A measuring scale enables exact dosing for individual birds.

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