Psittacus High Energy Hand-Feeding Formula is a follow-on formula ideal for hand-rearing parrot species which need high fat diets (genera Psittacus, Ara, Poicephalus) from the moment pin feathers emerge. It contains crude palm oil, the most suitable vegetable fat for these species, and papaya, which favours digestive transit.
As a follow-on hand-feeding formula this product would be used when the bird reaches three weeks of age in the case of African Grey Parrots for example. For younger birds use early-age hand-feeding formulas such as Psittacine Crop Milk or Neonatal Hand-Feeding (listed separately).
crude protein 18%, crude fat 20.0%
Feeding Recommendations For Psittacus High Energy Hand-Feeding Formula
Choose the hand-feeding formula according to the age and species of the chick to be raised.
Intake: 7ml – 10ml of reconstituted formula per 100g of bodyu weight at each feeding session. The bird’s crop should be full, but not overstuffed.
Confirm that the crop is empty in the morning.
Leftover formula must be discarded after each feeding session.
Hand-Feeding Formulas Information:
Hand-feeding formulas are ideal for hand-rearing baby parrots and hand-feeding convalescent adult birds following illness or medical treatment. These hand-feeding formulas have been formulated to constitute 100% of the diet of a parrot chick during the entire growth period: from birth to fledging. At weaning phase this food can be gradually replaced by the most suitable formula for the species.
On avereage, medium and large-sized parrots consume from 7ml – 10ml of hand-feeding formula per 100g of body weight. Small parrots have a higher intake, up to 16ml per 100g body weight.
The recommended concentration of the formula when prepared is between 20% – 25% – a texture similar to yoghurt.
In order to prepare the formula, use warm water at a temperature between 37C – 39C. Avoid using the microwave.
We recommend administering the formula using a soft tube.