Parrot Pellets

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

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PELLETS & CRUMBLES

Our pellets and crumbles contain all essential nutrients in a balanced formula and are totally edible. Your birds get excellent nutrition while you save money. They also have a "use by" date so the quality is guaranteed.

Why change to Pellets or Crumbles?  Because SEED MIXES are wasteful and a source of poor nutrition.

WASTEFUL:  Birds dehusk seed and select only favourite types wasting up to 40% of the seed mix.

POOR NUTRITION: Seeds in seed mixes are either deficient in essential nutrients or have them poorly proportioned. Storage time and conditions will reduce the nutritional value of seed. Most packaged seed does not have an expiry date so it is difficult to know its age or quality.

 

CHANGING TO PELLETS OR CRUMBLES

Parrots, budgies, canaries and finches need to modify their feeding technique to eat pellets or crumbles. Initially they will disintegrate the food attempting to dehusk it, but they soon learn to consume the pellet and will even eat any powder produced during feeding.

Begin change over early in the morning on a mild day. Observe birds regularly during the day to ensure that they are eating the pellets or crumbles. Avoid changing over on very cold days.

Direct change to pellets or crumbles: Usually applies to quail, pigeons, doves or parrots larger than cockatiels. . Remove all seed and provide only pellets or crumbles. If the birds do not eat during the day then replace the seed and try introducing pellets or crumbles.

Introducing pellets or crumbles: Applies to canaries, finches and parrots smaller than cockatiels. Start with a 50:50 mix of either pellet/seed or crumble/seed then slowly increase the proportion of pellets or crumbles. Remove all seed once the birds begin to nibble the pellets or crumbles.

Amount eaten: Depends on temperature, size of the bird and cage size.

Values are expressed in grams of pellets or crumbles per bird per day

Non-breeding birds

Canaries and Finches: 1 to 3
Parrots: 5 to 15
Cockatoos: 25 to 40

 

Breeding birds

Canaries and Finches: 2 to 5
Parrots: 8 to 25
Cockatoos: 35 to 60

 

Passwell Pellets and Crumbles

Analysis
Minimum Crude Protein 15%
Maximum Fibre 7%
Minimum Crude Fat 5%
Maximum Salt 1%

 

Ingredients: Triticale, barley, maize, oats, soy and whey protein isolates, methionine, lysine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, colour enhancers, vitamins A, B12, C, D3, E, K, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, iodine, selenium.

 

WHAT TO FEED WITH PELLETS OR CRUMBLES

Pellets are a complete diet. Limit the use of supplements and treats.

Non-breeding birds

Treats. Feed any 3 of the following each day

Canaries, Finches
& Small Parrots
1/8 of an apple, pear, kiwi fruit, banana, orange, corn cob or silverbeet leaf
Large Parrots 1/4 of an apple, pear, kiwi fruit, banana, orange, corn cob or silverbeet leaf
Cockatoos 1/2 of an apple, pear, kiwi fruit, banana, orange, corn cob or silverbeet leaf

Breeding birds

Treats. Double the amount suggested for non-breeding birds.

Supplements

Feed the following amounts of prepared Passwell Finch Soft Food or Wombaroo Insectivore Rearing Mix.

Canaries & Finches  1 teaspoon per pair of birds per day
Parrots  1 to 2 teaspoons per pair of birds per day
Cockatoos  2 teaspoons per pair of birds per day

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

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