Nutramin for Birds contains 57 ion charged minerals that are safe and easily absorbed by all birds including parrots, parakeets, pigeons, caracids, cockatoos, cassowary, and chickens, turkeys domestic and wild, quail and others. Birds instinctively know to seek out nutrient rich mineral deposits on the sides of cliffs or hills. Nutramin ion charged minerals come from a rare mineral deposit identified when a variety of animals were observed eating the minerals. The forces of nature worked for millions of years to reduce mineral size to one micron, thought to be impossible by even today's scientific standards. The micron sized minerals are gentle, and quickly absorbed by all birds young to mature. Birds know to seek out minerals sources in the wild to maintain good health or for help when there is discomfort and weakness. Even though as pet owners we may choose to feed our birds ion charged minerals to utilize their power to eliminate internal parasites and bacteria, renew energy and maintain overall health, but as for the birds, they just know eating the minerals seems like the right thing to do and makes them feel better. Add to food or use bacteria fighting properties to keep bottom of the cage sanitized by simply sprinkling a thin layer to cover area.