The composition of NEKTON-Nektar-Plus is oriented towards individual components of the hummingbirds' high requirements for nutrients and substances, where at the same time, NEKTON-Nektar-Plus has also become an excellent food mixture for sensitive sunbirds. The carbohydrates' composition reproduces flower nectar - which is the preferred source of nourishment for hummingbirds and sunbirds - and thus supplies these animals' metabolism with energy. Supplemented by vitamins, proteins, fats, major and trace elements, a balanced mixture emerges which contains all essential elements for these birds. We recommend the NEKTON feeding tube for feeding, which has been specially developed for NEKTON-Nektar-Plus. This ensures an extended shelf life of the important food components. The filling quantity of 40 ml is sufficient even to provide larger species with a single feeding per day. Under no circumstances should open feeding bowls be used, as this makes contaminations of these animals' feathers unavoidable.
Do not use a mixer or whisk to mix the nutrient solution as the vitamins can be mechanically damaged in this way. Only use treated, clean water!
The prepared solution is put into the feeding tube and covers the daily requirements of 2-3 hummingbirds or sunbirds. Increasing the amount of NEKTON-Nektar-Plus in the long-term can cause health damage to the birds. We recommend the NEKTON feeding tube for feeding, which has been specially developed for NEKTON-Nektar-Plus. It consists of brown Plexiglas and is almost fully impervious to UV light. This ensures an extended shelf life of the important food components. The rounded, sloping base on the inside of the tube enables the bird to ingest the food up to the very last bit. The filling quantity of 40 ml is sufficient even to provide larger species with a single feeding per day. Under no circumstances should open feeding bowls be used, as this makes contaminations of these animals' feathers unavoidable. As a result of the high protein content as well as the high ambient temperature, it should be noted that the food become acidified after a certain time. This happens faster, the higher the initial microbial content of the equipment and feeders used to prepare the food. Therefore, it is of great importance that intensive hygiene measures are carried out continuously to reduce the number of germs at the feeding.
Feeding tubes and any equipment or bathing bowls, etc. that come into contact with the food during preparation should be put in NEKTON-Desi-Plus solution during the night after being thoroughly cleaned and can be filled or used again the next morning without being rinsed.
Please note: It is possible that the sunbirds' feathers become faded. To avoid this, which can also happen to healthy and vibrant birds, we recommend adding NEKTON- R to the food of red feathered birds and NEKTON-Gelb to the food of yellow feathered birds.
Dosage 1 g NEKTON-R/Gelb (1 measuring spoon) is sufficient for 2 liters of prepared NEKTON-Nektar-Plus solution.
Dosage for lorikeets: 16 g NEKTON-Nektar-Plus in 100 ml of lukewarm (25°C) water Further preparation same as above.
A measuring spoon is attached to each bottle of NEKTON-Nektar-Plus. 16 g NEKTON-Nektar-Plus corresponds to a level measuring spoon.
Feeding recommendation for hummingbirds: 13 g NEKTON-Nektar-Plus (1 measuring spoon) in 100 ml of treated, lukewarm (25°C) water
Feeding recommendation for lorikeets: 16 g NEKTON-Nektar-Plus (1 heaped measuring spoon) in 100 ml of lukewarm (25°C) water
Storage: NEKTON-Nektar-Plus should be stored dry and out of sunlight, between 15° and 25°C.
DO NOT STORE IN THE FRIDGE!!!
Recommendation: Disinfect drinking vessels and food containers daily with NEKTON-Desi-Natural to guarantee hygienic and clean feed!
Dextrose, fructose, pollen, soy protein isolate, sucrose, sodium chloride, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, calcium gluconate, dicalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium glycerophosphate, magnesium carbonate, silicic acid, sorbic acid, calcium carbonate, thistle oil
Nutritional additives per kg:
11,900 I.U. vitamin A, 770 I.U. vitamin D3, 12 mg vitamin E, (DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate), 7.2 mg vitamin B1 (thiamine hydrochloride), 8 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 6 mg pantothenic acid, 18 mg niacinamide, 5.2 mg vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), 0.4 mg folic acid, 30 mg choline chloride, 704 μg vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamine), 60 mg vitamin C (ascorbic acid), 2.4 mg vitamin K3 (menadione-sodiumbisulfit), 30 mg inositol, 70 μg biotin, 20 mg iron (ferrous(II)-sulfate, monohydrate) 5 mg copper (cupric(II)-sulfate, pentahydrate), 4.2 mg manganese (manganese(II)-sulfat), 2.9 mg zinc (zinc sulfate, monohydrate),
0.1 mg molybdenum (ammonium molybdate)