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
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.