Lafebers Classic Avi-cakes Cockatiel 8 oz (227 g)
Avi-Cakes - Because every bird needs a square meal
Birds love seed. Unfortunately, birds often love them too much. That makes it hard to switch them to a better, more nutritionally complete diet. That's why Dr. Lafeber developed Avi-Cakes.
Give them what they want. Avi-Cakes are loaded with seed. Depending on the variety, there's canary seed, safflower, sunflower and millet. When a bird looks at Avi-Cakes, that's what they see - seeds through and through. But there's a lot more to Avi-Cakes than just seed. There's wholesome foods like cracked corn, rolled oats and whole eggs. All made extra enticing with a covering of rich, thick molasses.
Give them what they need. Hidden between all those enticing ingredients are the pellets. Pellets that provide 100% of the balanced nutrition a bird needs.
They all come together to create a food that's crispy, chewy and crunchy. A food that provides an enjoyable eating experience. Most important, a food that gets eaten almost down to the last crumb.
Smaller birds will love our half-inch thick Avi-Cake with 54 servings per package. For the heartier appetites of larger birds there's bigger Avi-Cakes with 15 one-inch cakes per package.
Either way, all Avi-Cakes are designed to offer a fun, stimulating eating experience that makes it easier to get them eating right. Avi-Cakes. Because every bird needs a square meal.
Looking for a fun, easy way to get your parakeet, lovebird, cockatiel, conure or other small bird off of a mostly seed diet and onto a nutritious food he’ll love? Avi-Cakes were made with your bird in mind! We collaborated with top avian veterinarians, nutritionists and behavioral consultants to create a recipe that gives your bird the best of both worlds — taste and texture and solid nutrition, too.
Avi-Cakes is a special blend of premium seeds mixed 50-50 with nutritionally balanced pellets, all held together with a great-tasting molasses binder. Its square shape is designed for your bird to hold and pull part — the perfect “work-and-chew-food” to bring out foraging instincts. Your bird might pick and choose his way through a loose seed mix, but he’ll pull, stretch, crunch and twist his way through Avi-Cakes and consume better nutrition along the way.
Avi-Cake nutrition matches that of most pelleted diets, so it can be fed as a main diet. It also makes the perfect “bridge” food to wean your bird off of seeds and onto pellets, which small birds are especially likely to resist. Avi-Cakes has 50% pellets, so many birds will eat pellets after eating Avi-Cakes.
Our foods are Omega 3 & 6 balanced to promote a healthy immune system and improve skin and feather quality, and they are naturally preserved and flavored. All the seeds and grains in Avi-Cakes are hand inspected for cleanliness and freshness. Our equipment has been specially designed for just making bird food. We make small batches of food to insure the best quality possible. Each batch is laboratory tested. Finally, each Avi-Cake is hand packed. It takes a lot of work to make a great product, but we believe the results are worth it!
“Work ‘n Chew”™ food
Omega 3 & 6 balanced
Excellent foraging food
Great meal or treat
Excellent conversion food
Crude protein (min)13% Crude fat (min)5% Crude fiber (max)5% Moisture (max)15%
Avi-Cakes are 50% pellets. Hulled grains, seeds, and fruit in the case of Fruit Delight Avi-Cakes, are blended with pellets.
Avi-Cakes contain: ground corn, canary grass seed, white proso millet, hulled oats, wheat flour, sugar, soybean meal, ground limestone, dicalcium phosphate, canola oil, whole egg, corn gluten meal, propylene glycol, cane molasses, gelatin, glycerine, iodized salt, L-lysine, L-methionine, choline chloride, citric acid, mixed tocopherols, manganese oxide, zinc oxide, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, menadione, niacin, calcium dipantothenate, riboflavin, thiamine, pyridoxine, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin, ascorbic acid, and selenium.
Avi-Cakes for Parrots also contain cracked corn (as the third ingredient), peanuts and red millet (as the eighth and nineth ingredients respectively). Avi-Cakes for Cockatoos & Macaws also contain cracked corn (ingredient #3), peanuts (#9), and red millet (#10).
Fruit Delight Avi-Cakes contain cranberries, dates, mango, papaya and pineapple.
All seeds and grains are hand inspected for cleanliness and freshness. We make small batches to insure the best quality possible, and each batch is laboratory-tested.
Keep Avi-Cakes packed in resealable bags to maintain their freshness and “chewiness.”
" My cockatiels and cockatoo are all on a main diet of Avi-Cakes supplemented with fresh veggies every day. I first started with Avi-Cakes years ago with my first bird, a cockatiel, as a bridge to pellets from seed. She loved them so much that I decided just to stay with them. The birds all love them so much and they're so healthy for them! - Amy"