Pure Tagetes is a natural colourant composed from the petals of Tagetes erecta – orange Marigold plant – mixed with a mineral base and cereals.
Tagetes is rich in xanthophyll (lutein) and zeaxanthin with 2% lutein. In captivity it is essential for birds as a nutrient and an adjuvant element of many functions including fertility. It is also the only carotenoid present in the eye (macula). An essential product for captive birds to keep the yellow, orange and red feathers bright.
Administer 30g in 1kg of softbill patee for birds with yellow and orange feathering such as Pekin Robins and Zosterops. Increase the dosage for birds with red feathers.