Administering electrolytes to racing pigeons stems from human sports. It is however not always simply a case of using human products for animals.
Humans perspire when they engage in sports, and exude salts and electrolytes via their sweat glands. For this reason, it is vital that athletes compensate for this loss by taking electrolytes for quick regeneration. This ensures fast restoration of balance.
But this method cannot simply be used for racing pigeons as they do not have sweat glands! Have you ever seen a racing pigeon returning from a competition flight dripping in sweat?
If pigeons had sweat glands, their feathers would certainly be wet and sticky from sweat after an exhausting flight. Pigeons find it quite difficult to fly with wet feathers though. Evolution has responded to this in an intelligent way, that is, by simply omitting sweat glands in pigeons.
The truth is: Racing pigeons mainly experience a loss of protein (weight) during competition flights, and only minimal electrolytes. This protein loss should quickly be replaced with a high dose of amino acids such as Med. Tollyamin Forte or Tollisol Plus and a quality animal protein product, such as Immunol. Electrolytes are however used in a meaningful manner in the poultry sector, namely for chickens, which need to lay eggs on a daily basis. Administration of electrolytes is imperative here.
Stationary breeding pigeons, which lay one, two, three or more clutches of eggs over several years and rear their young would also benefit a great deal from the administration of electrolytes. These breeding pigeons would then not feel quite so dried up and worn out after a few years as a result of minerals from their own bone structure being used to compensate for a lack of electrolytes during the egg formation phase. In this way, nature has ensured that the egg does not suffer any deficit. But nature could not predict that racing pigeon breeders would build lofts and make breeding pigeons lay eggs, almost like chickens.
And it is for this reason that we have increased the dose of our new special mixture 30-fold compared to conventional electrolyte mixtures. In addition, administering Electrolyt-Balance will also prevent discharge in young pigeons in the nest, something the second batch of offspring increasingly suffers from. You have probably on occasion already seen how wet the droppings of young pigeons in the nest can be. These wet droppings are generally the result of an electrolyte imbalance.
Breeding pigeons + racing pigeons 1 dosing spoon (10 g) on 1 litre of drinking water.
Pigeons in the nest with wet faeces 2 dosing spoons (20 g) to 1 litre of drinking water.
Electrolyte balance helps your breeders to restore the balance. The application of electrolyte balance also prevents the drenching of the young pigeons in the nest, which arises after the second to third rearing.