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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
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
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.