Psittacus High Protein Hand-Feeding Formula 5kg is ideal for hand-rearing parrot species which need low-fat diets (genera Amazona, Pionus, Psittacula, Pionites), from the moment pin feathers emerge. It contains stable high-oleic oil and papaya, which aids digestive transit.
On average parrots consume from 7ml – 10ml of formula per 100g of body weight during each feeding session. The number of feeding sessions per day depends on the parrot’s age and species.
As a follow-on hand-feeding formula Psittacus High Protein Hand-Feeding Formula would be used when the bird reaches three weeks old 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 20.5%, crude fat 10.0%
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.
Feeding Recommendations For Hand Feeding Formulas
- 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.
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