What is NECTAR?

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The term "nectar" is used to refer to several different things. In a botanical sense, nectar is a very rich, sweet liquid secreted by plants. In the Avian world, nectar is a form of juice which can take a range of forms, depending on the style in which it is made.

Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced by plants. It is produced either by the flowers, in which it attracts pollinating animals or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source to birds and butterflies. It is produced in glands called nectaries. Nectar is an nutritional important sugar source for nectar.Hummingbirds, sunbirds, lories, fructivoren and nectivoren feed on nectar.

Nectar is derived from Latin nectar "drink of the gods", also called "sweet liquid in flowers". Floral nectaries are generally located at the base of the perianth, so that pollinators are made to brush the flower's reproductive structures, the anthers and pistil, while accessing the nectar.

Natural components of nectar.
The composition of nectar consists of varying proportions of fructose, glucose, water, oil and special enzymes. Although its main ingredient is fructose or natural sugar, our nectar composition is a mix of many ingredients. It contains fructose, glucose, sugar, protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements but also several volatile aromas to attract our birds. Nectar is a rich and refreshing food for our nectivores and fructivores birds and contains relatively few preservatives, and provides an excellent source of several important vitamins and minerals. With a color that is a cross between yellow and green, nectar can be enjoyed alone or mixed with other ingredients as fruits to create a different treats. When it comes to feeding your birds nectar, it can be an excellent means of giving that bit of extra.

Our range of nectars comply of:

Nectar~Colibri, which is a complete and balanced feeding for your delicate hummingbirds. Avian Nectar will provided you with an easy-to-make water-soluble solution which will give you a time-saving and problem-free diet.

Nectar~Sunbird/ Nextar~Exotic provides birds an important part of their daily needs. Sunbird Nectar is suitable for a lot of types, such as: sunbirds, sugarbirds, honeycreepers, spider hunters, tangers, chlorophonia,s and bulbuls. Nectar exists mainly from carbohydrates, which provides these birds for an important part of their energy needs. These carbohydrates are complemented with fats, high-quality biological proteins, vitamins, minerals, high quality amino acids and natural spirulina. It contains 21 different essential and non-essential amino acids with an extra increased amount of the amino acids

Nectar~ Lori is a complete and water-soluble diet for all lories and hanging Parakeets. Avian Lori Food contains all necessary nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fats, minerals, vitamins and amino acids required by your birds. Mixing with other supplements is advised against, because Avian Lori Food contains all necessary nutrients.

Avian Nectar - because your birds are worth it!