Birds

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.

To be used when new feathers are growing in.

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

The nature-identical carotenoid Apo-8-carotenoic acid ethyl ester gives the yellow shades a strong and brilliant hue. Add to nestling or egg food, or to drinking water, at the beginning of the moult until a full set of new feathers has grown in.

In order to help a bird through this time of pressure and strain and maintain health, which also reflects in full and shiny feathers, the carotenoid has been added to a basic formula of important vitamins, essential free amino acids and a combination of macro and trace elements.
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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-BIO 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-BIO 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.


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.


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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DESI-PLUS
Disinfectant for pet utensils and toys.

Logically, the first things our pets come in contact with are their food and drinking bowl or feeder. It is therefore extremely important that these utensils are as clean and germ-free as is at all possible if we want to keep our pets healthy. Unfortunately cleaning is just not enough to ensure that these utensils are really sterile, and as they are usually made of plastic they cannot be boiled.

NEKTON-Produkte, however, knows how important germ-free feeding utensils are for your pets and has developed DESI-PLUS to help you achieve this with the least possible effort and no danger to the life or health of either you or your pet.

Based on the principle of cold sterilization as used by hospitals and for babies’ bottles DESI-PLUS retains its full effect at low temperatures and works quickly and effectively. Disinfected items can be used immediately after drip-drying.

Helps protect against gastroenteritis and thrush, prevent infectious diseases from spreading, guard against fungus infections and keep pets healthy.

Vital item in pet care


NEKTON-T

This careful blend of vitamins, amino acids, macro and trace elements is designed to meet the special needs of doves and gallinaceous birds. In water-soluble powder form this supplement can be added to your pet’s drinking water of soft food. A simple means to improve the performance and appearance of your show birds and help keep them in good health.