Finch Soft Food

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

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FINCH SOFT FOOD

Many of the seeds that captive finches eat are either low in protein or deficient in one or more of the essential amino acids. In the wild, finches compensate for low or poor quality protein intake by supplementing their diet with insects. Aviculturists often feed mealworms, fly pupae and termites to their finches during the breeding season. These insects are not always available nor are they necessarily the best form of nutrition for many finches, as they have a fairly high fat content.  PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD provides a concentrated and digestible form of protein for pre-breeding and breeding finches.  Use PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD as a supplement with insects or as a complete substitute for insects.

ABOUT FINCH DIETS

Finches are mainly granivorous birds and in the wild spend much of their time foraging for seed. Native grasses, shrubs and trees provide a diversity of nutrient compositions not available in the cereal grains that aviculturists feed to their finches.

Many of the seeds that captive finches eat are either low in protein or deficient in one or more of the essential amino acids. In the wild, finches compensate for low or poor quality protein intake by supplementing their diet with insects.

Aviculturists often feed mealworms, fly pupae or termites to their finches during the breeding season. These insects are not always available and, because they have a fairly high fat content, are not necessarily the best source of animal protein for many finches.

PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD is a unique product prepared from ingredients high in essential amino acids and contains added vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to provide an ideal alternative to insects.

PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD is a concentrated, highly digestible source of animal protein suitable for all finches, waxbills, weavers, whydahs and soft bills.

Analysis
Minimum Crude Protein 30%
Maximum Fibre 7%
Minimum Crude Fat 12%
Maximum Salt 1%

Ingredients: Whey and soy protein isolates, meat meal, blood meal, oat meal, 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

USING FINCH SOFT FOOD

PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD is a granular powder and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

To prepare a moist, crumbly soft food, slowly add warm water to the powder while mixing. Prepare food fresh for each day. We do not advise storing prepared food in the fridge overnight as it can become contaminated with micro-organisms. Fresh is best.

Feed prepared PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD as a supplement with insects or as a complete substitute for insects, to Australian finches, foreign finches, weavers and whydahs.

Introduce prepared PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD in small quantities until it is accepted. Fussy birds can be enticed by mixing a few small meal worms, fly pupae, termites or other treat in the food.

Non-breeding birds

Small finches and waxbills 1 heaped teaspoon of prepared food per five birds daily
Large finches, weavers and whydahs 1 heaped teaspoon of prepared food per pair of birds daily
Whistlers, Wood Swallows 2 heaped teaspoon of prepared food per pair of birds daily
Wrens, Robins, Chats 1 heaped teaspoon of prepared food per pair of birds daily

Breeding Birds

Once breeding has begun offer as much prepared PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD as the birds will eat. When the chicks have fledged, reduce the amount back to a heaped teaspoon per pair per day. After the moult, feed the amounts suggested for non-breeding birds.

Use PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD as a protein boost for other breeding birds.

Parrots and Lorikeets 1 to 2 teaspoons per pair of birds per day
Cockatoos 2 teaspoons per pair of birds per day

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

MAINTENANCE OF PLUMAGE COLOUR

Wombaroo/Passwell's research into plumage colour loss in nectarivorous and insectivorous birds has led to the development of specialised colour maintenance diets for these birds.  The green, yellow and red colours in feathers originate from carotenoids, flavones and pterins found in plants and insects.  Some of the carotenoids identified in feathers are lutein, zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin, rhodoxanthin, capsanthin, astacin, a-carotene, b-carotene and astaxanthin.  After absorption these pigments may remain unaltered or be modified before being incorporated into the feather at keratinisation.

Wombaroo/Passwell have identified and extracted a carotenoid mix that maintains the yellow and green colours in the plumage of nectarivorous and insectivorous birds.  A special formulation of PASSWELL FINCH SOFT FOOD is now available containing the correct concentration of carotenoids to maintain the yellow and green colours of your birds.  They have also developed a carotenoid mix to maintain red and orange colours in the plumage of these birds.

Colour Enhanced (Yellow) Product
Available in 5kg, 10kg and 20kg packs

Colour Enhanced (Red) Product
Available in 5kg, 10kg and 20kg packs

 

 

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