Vetafarm Hand Rearing Mix
Hand rearing requires a formula which will allow the baby to quickly adapt to the brooder environment and consistently gain weight. Using a balance of plant and animal protein, grains for energy and extra vitamins the formulation of Parrot Hand Rearing Food has proven to be a very efficient food for baby birds.
Recommended for: all Parrots as a complete hand raising formula from 7-10 days old to weaning.
Also suitable for: Other bird species such as passerines and pigeons.
Can use with: Hand Rearing Food should not be used with any other supplement. Hand Rearing Food is a veterinary balanced diet, mixing other foods or supplements will dilute the nutrition and unbalance a young bird’s diet.
Key features: Extrusion cooked for safety and increased digestibility. Contains Probotic to promote healthy gut flora. Scientifically balanced to ensure precise nutrition in baby birds.
Feeding: Simply add hot water to the powder and mix with a fork or whisk to eliminate lumps. Ensure the food is at 38 – 40ºC when fed. Generally, each feed should consist of a volume equivalent to 10 – 15% of the chick’s body weight. Do not overfeed as this may cause crop stretching or regurgitation and aspiration of food. Allow the crop to nearly empty between feeds.
Ingredients: Select Australian whole grains including: Corn, Wheat, Soybean & Oats, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and Probotic ®.
Crude Protein 21%
Max Crude Fat 8%
Max Crude Fibre 5%
Max Salt 0.5%