----- IN THE RATITE DIET -----
To have a healthy ratite farm, you need the best feed at the least cost... not just the least cost feed.
Don't shortchange your valuable bird, demand high quality Dehydrated Alfalfa as a major ingredient in your total feed rations.
The ratites unusual digestive system welcomes the inclusion of Dehydrated Alfalfa!
There is a lot to learn about feeding ratites but we do know that they are herbivores, a vegetable eating animal. Understanding the digestive systems of the ratites, and the need for Dehydrated Alfalfa products in the diet helps provide optimum conditions for ideal growth.
Traditional bird feeds are not appropriate for the ratite. Feed must be regulated carefully as over consumption can lead to health problems including leg problems induced by rapid growth. Dehydrated Alfalfa in the diet helps to control consumption, helps build good bone structure and helps to limit nutritional disorders.
LINKS TO OTHER RATITE SITES
American Emu Association
American Ostrich Association
Ratite, Emu ,Ostrich and Rhea information
Ratite Central Mailing List
The Ratite Feed Book and 1998 Appendix.
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