Bene-Bac Plus Gel for Bird & Reptile is recommended as part of the management program for birds and reptiles subjected to changing environmental or nutritional conditions or after antibiotic therapy.
It contains a concentrated live culture of seven fat encapsulated microorganisms found in the intestinal tracts of birds and reptiles. The gel is a concetrated energy source that can be helpful to birds and reptiles under adverse conditions such as: showing, breeding, travel, worming, boarding, and others. This palatable gel is easily administered with the syringe.
15 grams of gel
Concetrated energy source
Helpful to birds and reptiles that are showing, breeding, traveling, worming, boarding, and more
The following amounts are guidelines. Bird Bene-Bac may be used more frequently if desired.
Hand feeding: Feed ½ gram on days 1, 3, 5, 7 and then once per week until after weaning from hand feeding. Mix with formula after heating, place gel directly into the feeding syringe or into the mouth if cross contamination is not a concern.
Growing Phase: Feed ½ gram once per week for the first 3 months.
Maintenance: Feed every other week. Use ½ gram for finches, canaries, parakeets, cockatiels, lovebirds, conures and other small species. Use 1 gram for amazon parrots, cockatoos, macaws and other large species.
Changing conditions: Feed amounts shown above. Feed 3 days apart pre and post periods of nutritional or environmental changes. Place on food or directly into mouth.
Use 1/2 - 1 gram 12 to 24 hours before feeding and again 2 to 12 hours after feeding. Place gel on food or in mouth.
It belongs in my pet-medicine chest! by Noelle04/22/2012
I like to keep this product on hand, as I have 22 snakes currently, several of which are geriatric. I've used Bene-Bac before with good effect...it's like the "pro-biotics" that we humans use after a course of antibiotics, to help restore the beneficial bacteria that promotes digestion. I actually have extensive experience with snakes, including the skill to tube-feed a sick one. This product can also be put in the oral cavity of the pre-killed rodent being fed, if the snake is able to take food, making it very easy to administer. Some snakes (especially with new owners) can get into a chronic regurgitation syndrome when they regurgitate a meal from stress (maybe handling too soon after eating etc) and if fed too soon after that, they will continue to regurgitate because their digestive system takes a while to recover. (it's best to wait several weeks before offering another meal) I think this is a product that can help in such cases, and by the way, chronic regurgitation can kill a snake. Mostly this is great to give if your pet has had to have antibiotics.