Granivore Rearing Mix

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

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GRANIVORE REARING MIX

A complete food for rearing or supplementing granivorous birds that have a large proportion of carbohydrate in their diet. This includes parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets, finches, doves and pigeons.

This food contains additional levels of the essential nutrients lysine, methionine, arginine, EPA, DHA and a-linolenic acid. If unopened, or opened and correctly resealed, the powder remains stable for up to 18 months if stored below 30o C and protected from moisture.

Available in 250g, 1kg and 5kg packs

TO FEED AS A SUPPLEMENT

Mix 4 teaspoons of Granivore Rearing Mix with 1 diced banana or apple. Prepare fresh food daily.

Mix 1 teaspoon of breadcrumbs with 1 mashed hard-boiled egg. Add 4 teaspoons of Granivore Rearing Mix and gently turn into a crumbly mass. Prepare fresh daily.

TO FEED AS PELLETS

Mix about 3 teaspoons of water to 2 teaspoons of Granivore Rearing Mix. Slowly add the water and mix to a putty like consistency. Small pieces can be broken from the prepared mix and rolled into pellets for feeding. This mixture is essentially a "dry" food so birds should be given about 1ml of water per 5g of pellets fed. Prepare fresh daily.

TO FEED USING A SPOON OR SYRINGE AND TUBE

Add 6 teaspoons of hot water to 3 teaspoons of rearing mix. Slowly add the water and mix to make a slurry of the required consistency. The mix should be fluid enough to pass through the syringe hub when tube feeding. This mixture will absorb water on standing so continue mixing for a few minutes and if necessary add more water. The mixture should be fed at about 30oC. Prepare fresh daily.

NOTE : This mixture contains particulate material and is digested more slowly than the creamy baby cereal preparations. Be sure that the crop has nearly emptied between feeds. Syringe hubs should be bored out to 3mm and fitted with a soft PVC tube of 3mm ID and 4mm OD.

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