Hagen Tropican Baby Bird Food Hand Feeding Formula for Parrots - 2.2 lb
HAGEN TROPICAN BABY HAND Feeding FORMULA is a complete diet! Formula can also be fed dry to Lories, Finches, Canaries and other small species as a food supplement.
As a baby bird food do not dilute this food with other baby foods or ingredients, its complete dietary balance will be lost, and the mixture may become deficient in vital nutrients. Try to leave the baby birds with parents for 1 to 3 weeks so that normal intestinal flora can beestablished In case of parental neglect babies have to be fed from hatching. Remember baby birds need to be kept in a warm, humid environment.
Feeding: Administration of food with a feeding syringe Is recommended. Place syringe tip into one side of beak. When bird gives feeding "response" (head pumping)start towards theback or side of themouth.Fill crop without excessivestretching.A spoon may also-be used, for feeding, althoughthis tendsto beslower and more 'messy. However it is a popular method for beginners as it is hard to harm the birdwith this method. Metal feeding tubes are not recommended.
INGREDIENTS: Groundcom, ground wheat, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, vegetable oil, oat groats, rice, sunflower kernel, peanut kernel. calcium carbonate, dicalciumphosphate, L-Lysine, DL-methionine, salt, vitaminA,acetate, carotene, D-activated animal sterol (source of vitamin D3), vitamin E supplement, tocopherol, menadione sodium bisulfate, source of vitamin activity), choline chloride, ID-calcium,pantothenate, pyrndoxine, hydrochloride, riboflavin, biotin. folic acid, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, ascorbic acid, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, copper sulfate, ferrous carbonate, manganous oxide, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, ethoxyquin. GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:Crude Protein Min. 22.0%, Crude Fat Min. 11.0%, Crude Fiber Max. 3.5 %, Moisture Max. 9:0%, Ash Max. 6.5 %, Calcium Min. 1.1 %, Phosphorus Min. 0.8 %, VitaminA 15,000 I.U., U.I.,I.E./kg, Vitamin D3 900 I.U.,U.I.,I.E./kg, Vitamin E 200 I.U., U.I.. I.E./kg, Vitamin K 2 I.U.,U.I., I.E./kg
Mash Preparation: Make fresh batch of formula for each feeding, don't save leftovers. Always use clean utensils and accurate measurements.
Mix hotwaterwith correct volume of Hagen Tropican Baby Hand Feeding Formula. Complete Hagen Tropican Breeding Diet Preparation information can be found on the package.
(Always mix food completely. Final temperature should be slightly above "body temperature" (38°C/1OO°F). Overheated food can burn delicate mouth, throat and crop tissues, therefore be very careful if using a microwave.)
Breeders may request a complete set of research papers on incubation, pediatrics, diseases and feeding from: HARI, 3225.Sartelon,St.Laurent" Que. H4R 1 E8.
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New and Improved Hagen Tropican Mash Hand-Feeding Formula is Best Ever
Parrot breeders all over the world trust Hagen Tropican Mash Hand-Feeding Formula for providing their precious baby birds with all the essential nutrients necessary for excellent growth and brilliant plumage.
A long-time favourite among aviculturists, the baby food formula is now vastly improved and now made in Canada in our Montreal facility, Hagen Industries, as always in conjunction with our renowned Hagen Avicultural Research Institute (HARI).
Many Major Benefits
With new and improved Tropican Mash Hand-Feeding Formula, breeders and their baby parrots will enjoy many major benefits.
For starters, it's so much easier to mix and it quickly blends in seamlessly to create a smooth and consistent clump-free mash. This makes preparation quick and easy, improves feeding, and enhances digestion.
Tropican's advanced hand feeding formula continues to deliver all the nutritional potency that has made it a leading food for baby parrots around the world.
Key Ingredients for Proper Growth & Well-being
Josee Bermingham, A.H.T., who is the Facility Manager at HARI, explains that the baby mash is an excellent peanut-derived source of fat and protein as well as a source of 8 essential grains that complement amino acid profiles, all critical to the proper growth and well-being of parrot chicks from hatch through the fledgling age.
Ingredients for the new and improved mash are sourced locally, which means consumers get fresher food faster. In addition, the fact that it's now made in close geographical proximity to HARI, located in nearby Rigaud, means quicker turnaround times for final HARI quality assurance approvals and enhanced freshness-to-market efficiencies.
Thumbs Up!"It's very easy to mix with a whisk for small batches and does not clump. There are no small grainy particles and the consistency is very smooth. It does not clog up the feeding syringes. I've been using it for my baby parrots and cockatiels and they're digesting well and fast, crops empty completely between feedings and growth rates are comparable to results of babies raised using another brand," he said.
Kalpesh Patel, a champion bird breeder in Montreal, field-tested some of our first new batches at his aviary and was very impressed with the new formula.
Rigorous 3-stage Testing
As with all HARI-approved bird food, Tropican Mash Hand-Feeding Formula undergoes rigorous 3-stage testing, which is unprecedented among bird food makers. Two onsite tests at Hagen Industries and final batch testing at HARI ensure that consumers get safe, dependable and top quality bird food for their treasured feathered friends.
"We are very proud of Tropican's outstanding 25-year tradition of raising thousands of parrots over several generations at HARI. At a time when most bird food companies have shut their research centres, HARI continues its ongoing work on the research and development of advanced bird nutrition. In fact, it's the longest-standing research facility dedicated to studying the care and breeding of parrots," said Mark Hagen, M.Ag., Research Director at HARI.