Tropican Hand-Feeding formulation for hand-feeding provides adequate daily nutrition for baby parrots and fledglings, which is very important in a parrot's life.
The ultra-fine powder extruded formulation mixes easily with hot water, producing an even, smooth, consistent mash that's free of lumps.
This facilitates and accelerates the preparation of the mash, improves nourishment and further promotes digestion. It is an excellent source of fat and protein from peanuts as well as eight essential cereals that supplement the supply of amino acids, key elements for the good growth and well-being of chicks.
The Hand-Feeding Tropican formulation is suitable for African Greys, Amazons, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Conures, Greater Eclectus, Lovebirds, Macaws, Parrots and most Parakeets.
Is made from High Performance kibble in ultra-fine powder;
Suitable for African Greys, Amazons, Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Conures, Greater Eclectus, Lovebirds, Macaws, Parrots and most Parakeets;
Contains no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors;
Contains human food grade sunflower seeds and peanut meal;
Contains an optimal level of proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients required for the growth of babies;
Contains many sources of protein contributing to a magnificent plumage;
Contains a balanced, optimal and safe content of calcium and vitamin D satisfying the needs of all species of psittacines;
Provides a natural source of omega fatty acids from flax seeds;
Has a high caloric density;
Provides optimal nutrient density and promotes intestinal motility;
Eases the transition to the High Performance Tropican formulation;
Is easy to prepare; just add water to the dry mix;
Does not stick to feathers, so is easy to clean;
Is fully processed and pasteurized to eliminate bacteria and fungal organisms through high starch gelation;
Has not undergone any liquid or solid fractionation, allowing efficient peristalsis of the crop and preventing obstructions.
Feeding chicks with a syringe is recommended as long as the person responsible for feeding is able to do so correctly.
See the website (WWW.HARI.CA) for additional hand feeding resources. Use a different syringe for each chick.
Hold the syringe in one hand and press it lightly to the left side, into the baby bird's beak. With the other hand, hold the bird's head and press your fingers to the corners of its beak. When the baby bird gives signs that it is ready to be fed (by repeated movements of the head), begin to feed it by injecting the mixture little by little into the back of the throat, on the right side. If the feeder does not feel comfortable feeding the chick with a syringe, use a spoon slightly bent to one side or the other. Particular attention should be paid to the chicks, especially their breathing, to prevent food from entering the airways.
Fill their crop while avoiding that it expands too much. A daily chart representing the weight of the chicks in relation to the amount of food ingested should be established and kept for future use. Allow the crop to completely empty between feedings. You can also use a small bent measuring spoon to feed the chicks by slowly dripping the food into their beaks.
The use of metal feeding tubes is not recommended as they may puncture the crop and esophagus causing the food to leak out. The dry formulation can be fed as a dietary supplement to lorises, finches, canaries and other small bird species.
Ground corn, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, ground wheat, ground brown rice, ground shelled sunflower seeds, ground shelled peanuts, sugar, rapeseed oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate , dried yeast, ground flax seeds, lecithin, dried beet pulp, dried kelp, oatmeal, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, biotin, vitamin E supplement, niacin, calcium L-ascorbyl- 2-monophosphate, zinc oxide, manganese oxide, calcium D-pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, rosemary extract, beta-carotene, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement.
Crude protein (min.) 22%, crude fat (min.) 10%, crude fiber (max.) 3.5%, moisture (max.) 9%, calcium (min.) 1%, phosphorus (min. ) 0.8%, vitamin A (min.) 5500 IU/kg, vitamin D3 (min.) 550 IU/kg, vitamin E (min.) 220 IU/kg, beta-carotene (min.) 0.42 mg/kg, omega-3 fatty acid (min.) 0.03%, omega-6 fatty acid (min.) 0.25%.
This food was manufactured in a facility that packages products containing tree nuts.
Also available in 3 sizes
Tropican Hand-Feeding Food for hand feeding, 0.4 kg (0.88 lb) (b2259)
Tropican Hand-Feeding Food for hand feeding, 5 kg (11 lb) (B2262)
Tropican Hand-Feeding Food, 2 kg (4.4 lb) (B2263)