Juvenile Handfeeding Formula-harrisonbirdfoods.com

By: Harrison's Bird Foods  09-12-2011
Keywords: Parrots

A Certified Organic Complete Balanced Hand-Feeding Formula for Parrot ChicksUSES• For hand-feeding psittacine chicks until weaning.
• To follow the feeding of Neonate Formula for selected parrots (see below).
• For birds recovering from illness or injuries and birds losing weight during a diet conversion. Species:
• From day 1 for pionus, African greys, Amazons, cockatoos, conures and macaws.
• From day 7 for other parrots.
• From day 21 for cockatiels (see prior to day 21).

Caution: The correct feeding technique must be used in order to prevent injury to the bird or inhalation of the formula that could result in pneumonia or death.

Step 1: Gently feel the crop to determine that it is almost empty before feeding.
Step 2: Mix fresh: Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula and bottled drinking water heated to approximately 103°F (39°C). Follow proportion of formula to water as directed by your avian veterinarian for the age of your bird. Do not microwave. Chicks with their eyes opened should be fed 3-4 times daily, and birds with feathers emerging, 2-3 times daily.
Step 3: Feeding with an irrigation syringe is probably the most universally successful technique.
Step 4: Feed the bird until the crop is full but not overstuffed, and clean the excess formula from the bird's beak, feathers and enclosure.• One to seven-day-old birds and birds with slow crop-emptying may benefit from the use of Neonate Formula or adding a pinch of HBD's Avian Enzyme to the formula just prior to feeding.
• To aid weaning after 21 days of age, add 1 Tbs finely chopped High Potency Formula or finely chopped organic nuts to 1 cup of formula or introduce dry High Potency Formula in a separate bowl.

Keywords: Parrots

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