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I've been looking around the two petshops that are close by to me (pets paradise & pet center) and I can't seem to find the iodine that can be added to the drinking water for birds. I can only find iodine blocks and to tell you the truth, all my bird does with blocks of minerals is play with them or totally ignore them and not use them, so I think it would be pretty pointless for me buy him one. Does anyone know of any places that sell liquid iodine? And could someone tell me roughly how much it would cost for a bottle?

 

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Go to your chemist shop and ask the chemist to bottle you some up. Ask for aqueous iodine also known as Lugolls. Cost determined by the chemist.

Using the search function on BBC would have found this information for you as it has been previously discussed :fear

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Thanks.

I searched for it, but didn't see anything. Sorry, I'll look harder next time.

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Let me know how you get on at the chemist :fear

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Kaz are there proper concentrations/dilution rates to be found on the forums somewhere?

Keep in mind iodine is used as surgical scrub and thus you don't want to overdose your birds. Plus it smells like potatos.

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Kaz are there proper concentrations/dilution rates to be found on the forums somewhere?Keep in mind iodine is used as surgical scrub and thus you don't want to overdose your birds. Plus it smells like potatos.
5-7 drops per litre of water.
Go to your chemist shop and ask the chemist to bottle you some up. Ask for aqueous iodine also known as Lugolls. Cost determined by the chemist.Using the search function on BBC would have found this information for you as it has been previously discussed :D
Lugolls iodine http://quailwoodherbal.com/Lugol.html
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Agree with DrNat there. I don't give iodine in water at all. I use Kelp as my iodine source which is one of the ingredients to my home made calcium blocks.

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Agree with DrNat there. I don't give iodine in water at all. I use Kelp as my iodine source which is one of the ingredients to my home made calcium blocks.

 

 

Do you want to share your calcium block recipe ?

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Agree with DrNat there. I don't give iodine in water at all. I use Kelp as my iodine source which is one of the ingredients to my home made calcium blocks.

 

 

Do you want to share your calcium block recipe ?

 

Might have a problem there. I have to try and remember it. I never wrote it down. I developed over some years. Lucky I still had some blocks left and that they don't go off. Nubbs got some off me so it would be interesting to hear what she reckons of them.

 

Once I get some of this rubbish sorted out around the place I'll start to experiment again. Shouldn't take long to work it out.

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Decided not to get liquid iodine as the local chemists near me don't sell it.

Thanks for helping me though.

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Decided not to get liquid iodine as the local chemists near me don't sell it.

Thanks for helping me though.

You will not find it on the shelf, nor will a chemist shop assistant know what you are talking about. You ask to speak to the chemist themselves and they will make it up for you.

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