Complete Lorikeet

Healthy Bird, PO Box 225, Willaston.  S.A.  5118
Ph. 04 1984 9192        ABN 54 112 618 417

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COMPLETE LORIKEET

Complete Lorikeet provides maintenance nutrition for all wild or captive lorikeets. For captive lorikeets, estimated feed requirements range from about 7g per day for a purple-crowned lorikeet to 14g per day for a rainbow lorikeet. Of course these estimates depend upon the nutritional value of other foods eaten. Feed fresh Complete Lorikeet daily. Roughly calculate the amount required for each aviary and add 10% to allow for climatic variations. For example feed 10 rainbow lorikeets about 160g per day. Feed a variety of fruit and as much native blossom as possible.

Wild lorikeets should only be offered about 2g per bird per day.

ABOUT LORIKEET DIETS

Native flowering plants furnish lorikeets with most of their nutrition. Pollen supplies the protein and other essential nutrients while energy is obtained from nectar. Protein requirement for lorikeets is lower than that of other parrots, partly because the protein in pollen is high in essential amino acids.

A substitute lorikeet food must contain ingredients that have adequate amounts of all the essential amino acids. Most of the cheap commercial lorikeet food lack adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals and are cereal based, using ingredients such as rice flour that has low levels of several essential amino acids. Home-made recipes are often just as nutritionally incomplete.

Beware of products that do not display a list of ingredients, composition information or expiry date on the label.

Analysis
Minimum Crude Protein 20%
Maximum Fibre 3%
Minimum Crude Fat 6%
Maximum Salt 1%

Ingredients: Whey and soy protein isolates, bread crumbs, sucrose, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, methionine, lysine, colour enhancers, vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, C, D3, E, K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sodium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, iodine and selenium.

PASSWELL COMPLETE LORIKEET is a granular powder and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

Remove soiled or uneaten food daily and replace with fresh food. Some lorikeets will load their drinking water with dry food so always ensure that fresh water is available.

USING PASSWELL COMPLETE LORIKEET

Captive Lorikeets

Caged birds tend to overeat and become obese when offered an unlimited supply of food. It is a healthier practice to establish your birdsí daily food requirement and feed that amount.

Non-breeding lorikeets

Approximate number of level teaspoons per bird per day  
Little & Purple-crowned Lorikeet 3
Musk & Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 4
Red & Dusky Lory 5
Rainbow & Red-collared Lorikeet 5
Chattering & Black Cap Lory 8

These estimates can vary depending upon the nutritional value and amount of other foods eaten, as well as the daily temperature. Offer a variety of fruit and as much native blossom as possible.

Breeding Lorikeets

Feed 30% more than the non-breeding requirement of PASSWELL COMPLETE LORIKEET plus 1 level teaspoon of prepared PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD per bird.

Wild Lorikeets

Short term feeding wild lorikeets with nutritionally balanced food is not harmful. Non resident birds that become reliant on this food source may be at risk if induced to stay in an area where there is little natural food and feeding is stopped for any reason. Resident birds are at risk if the food offered does not contain all essential nutrients, as they rely on this food at the expense of their natural diet.

Do not overfeed wild birds. About 1 level teaspoon of PASSWELL COMPLETE LORIKEET per bird per day is plenty.

Available in 500g, 1kg, 5kg, 10kg & 20kg packs

 

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