Mix 2 teaspoons of Insectivore Rearing Mix with 10g
of ground mince meat or fish. It may be necessary to moisten this
preparation with a little water. To supplement whole animal eaters like
sea birds and raptors stuff the fish, mice or day old chicks, with 1
teaspoon of Insectivore Rearing Mix.
TO FEED AS A SOFT-BILL FOOD
Add 1 teaspoon of breadcrumbs to one
mashed hard-boiled egg. Mix well then add 5 teaspoons of Insectivore
Rearing Mix and gently turn into a crumbly mass. Many canary, finch
and parrot breeders offer this soft food mix to their nesting birds.
Prepare fresh daily
To feed young pardalotes and honeyeaters
mix equal parts of Insectivore Rearing Mix and
Lorikeet and Honeyeater Food.
Slowly add water and stir to make a thick paste. Use a 2ml syringe to
extrude the paste into lengths of about 3mm and feed to the bird with
forceps. Prepare fresh daily
TO FEED AS PELLETS
Mix about 3 teaspoons of water to 2
teaspoons of Insectivore Rearing Mix. Slowly add the water and mix
to a putty like consistency. Brake small pieces from the prepared mix and
roll into pellets for feeding. This mixture is essentially a "dry" food so
birds should be offered water with the pellets.
TO FEED USING A SPOON OR SYRINGE AND
Add 6 teaspoons of hot water to 3
teaspoons of Insectivore Rearing Mix. Slowly add 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 and if necessary add more
water. The mixture should be fed at about 30oC. Prepare fresh
MAINTENANCE OF PLUMAGE COLOUR
Wombaroo/Passwell's research into
plumage colour loss in nectarivorous and insectivorous birds has lead 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,
a-carotene, beta-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 Insectivore Rearing Mix is now available containing
the correct concentration of carotenoids to maintain the yellow and green
colours of your birds. They have also recently developed a carotenoid mix
to maintain red and orange colours in the plumage of these birds.
Colour Enhanced (Yellow) Product
Available in 5kg packs
Colour Enhanced (Red) Product
Available in 5kg packs