Emergency Electrolyte Formula

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Found this on the internet, would certainly help in an emergency until you could get the commercial product.

250ml of warm water
half a teaspoon of sugar
half a teaspoon of salt
an 8th of teaspoon of bicarb (or good pinch)
Mix well
Can be kept in the fridge for a few days.
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Thats a keeper for the scrap book ... mind if I print and keep .
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Help yourself. :thumbup:
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Just giving this a whirl. Got all flustered and paranoid cause my little hen was sitting on the floor... but i think she was just.. enjoying the sun maybe. It's ridiculous, there are about 6 pet stores in my area and none of them keep Spark. Not even the store I work at! Going to order some off the net now.
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can use ENO instead of spark.... ENO contains the following.... Each 5 g of Eno powder contains: Sodium Bicarbonate Ph Eur 2.32 g Citric Acid Ph Eur 2.18 g Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate Ph Eur 0.50 g

Sodium content: Each 5g of powder contains 0.85 g of sodium
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Would that be OK made up to human directions or maybe made weaker than normal for the birds ..?
Thanks for the tip and it will be on the shopping list here this week . :thumbup:

Oh and the Eno ?? would it need sugar or are the salts the pick me up ingredient ?
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jusdeb wrote:Would that be OK made up to human directions or maybe made weaker than normal for the birds ..?
Thanks for the tip and it will be on the shopping list here this week . :thumbup:

Oh and the Eno ?? would it need sugar or are the salts the pick me up ingredient ?
Doesn't need sugar...little spoon to 1ltr works :thumbup:
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Thank you ... :D
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Hi, I use gatorade from time to time. Use it as a substitute for Spark. Have also used it in standard drink water to mask the tast somewhat of some fo the worming agents I use. Birds seem to enjoy and wont swim in the water either as it makes them all sticky.
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I should have also said that I use the powdered form and use about a 3/4 teaspoon to a litre of water. Works magic for me.
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