Roudybush Lory Nectar/Nectar 15 Bird Food For Lories 2 lb (.907 kg) Serve wet or dry. (1 lb size no longer available)
Lory Nectar is a highly palatable, nutritious maintenance diet for lories, lorikeets and other nectarivorous bird species. Also can be used for hand feeding baby hummingbirds. (It is not a formula that can be used in hummingbird feeders)
This diet is lower in sugar than other brands of nectars, so switching a bird from another brand of nectar sometimes requires adding a small amount of fine granulated sugar to the diet and slowly eliminating it to convert the birds.
Less sugar is helpful to reduce incidence of yeast infections that lories are prone to due to the high sugar diets they are commonly fed. Some people grind up the maintenance pellets into a powder or convert their birds to maintenance crumbles.
Lories do very well on the Daily Maintenance diet. Feeding pellets, crumbles, or dry powdered Lory Nectar will result in drier, easier to clean up droppings, making lories that much more pleasant to live with. Although some people use the Lory Nectar to handfeed lory chicks, we recommend using Roudybush Formula 3, which provides a little higher protein needed for growth in the chicks and eliminates the sugar that could lead to yeast infections.
Lory Nectar provides owners the flexibility of offering their birds a variety of wet and dry foods. It can be fed dry or mixed with about one part dry nectar to three parts water. Lory Nectar can also be fed in conjunction with a variety of other foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, treats or Roudybush Daily Maintenance.
When enough dry nectar or Roudybush Daily Maintenance is fed, the droppings become more solid, eliminating the messy spraying of droppings that occurs in lories fed nectar exclusively. This is a highly desirable effect in the opinion of most Lory owners with pets in their homes.
Ingredients: Sucrose, Soy Protein Isolate, Modified Food Starch, Corn Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Niacin, Sodium Selenite (on Calcium Carbonate), Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Magnesium Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin(source of Vitamin B12), Vitamin A Acetate, Manganese Sulfate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Zinc Oxide, Ethyl-e-nediamine Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Copper Oxide.
Lory Food Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein 15.0% min Crude Fat 3.5% min Crude Fiber 0.05% max Moisture 12.0% max
Suggested Uses: Feeding lories, lorikeets, and other nectarivorous bird species.
Feeding Instructions: Roudybush Lory Nectar has been fed to a variety of Lories as a maintenance diet. It can be fed dry as it comes from the bag or as a nectar mixed with about one part dry nectar to about three parts water. The amount of water used can vary depending on the amount of nectar eaten and the amount of water in other food in the Lory's diet.
The food should be changed and the feeding vessel cleaned at least twice a day. During warm weather wet food should be changed every four hours. Dry food can remain in the feeder for days providing it does not become contaminated with feces, dirt or refuse and providing it does not become wet. Wet or contaminated food should be discarded and replaced with fresh dry food. Clean fresh water should be available to Lories at all times.
Do not supplement with vitamins or minerals.