Use as a handfeeding formula for all species of psittacines from day one to weaning. Also used for handfeeding Squabs older than 7-14 days (7 days for smaller species, up to 14 days for larger species). Do not give additional vitamin or mineral supplements.
Use for seed and grain eating birds from hatching, squab over 1-2 weeks of age. Do not feed insectivorous birds.
DIRECTIONS FOR HAND-FEEDING:
Start hatchlings on a dilute diet of about 10 percent formula, 90 percent water (10 percent solids). Measurements are best made on a weight basis. Volume measurements can be variable and may lead to uneven and slow growth. If volume measures must be used assume 1 cup of water = 250 grams and 1 cup loosely packed Formula 3 = 100 grams. 1/4 cup Formula 3 in 1 cup water is about 10 percent solids. As chicks get older gradually thicken the formula. Different species will require higher percentages of solids at different ages. The table provided on the packaging is a general guideline only. Mix dry formula into warm water and feed as soon as possible. Make fresh formula at each feeding. Never feed leftovers. Do not supplement with vitamins or minerals. Feed chicks at regular intervals during a 16-hour period each day. Time feedings such that the crop is almost empty at the time of the next meal. Fill the crop at each feeding.
Age of Chick | %F-3 | %Water | #gram F-3/# cc Water
- 1-3 days | 10% | 90% | 1/9
- 3 days to 2 meals/day | 25% | 75% | 1/3
- 3 days to 2 meals/day: Large species Macaws | 30% | 70% | 1/2.5
- 2 meals/day to weaning: Small Species | 25% | 75% | 1/3
- 2 meals/day to weaning: Large Species | 30% | 70% | 1/2.5
- 2 meals/day to weaning: Large species Macaws | 33% | 67% | 1/2
*This is the age or stage of feeding. 2 meals per day means a bird that requires only 2 meals a day to be adequately fed. The age of this stage varies with the species.
Ingredients: Corn Starch, Corn Flour, Soy Protein Isolate, Soy Flour, Soy Oil, Corn Bran, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Niacinamide, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Silicon Dioxide (carrier for liquid antioxidants), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite (on Salt), Thimaine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement
Crude Protein Maximum 21.0%
Crude Fat Maximum 7.0%
Crude Fiber Maximum 5.5%
Moisture Maximum 12.0%
Store in a cool, dry place. Freezing maximizes shelf life without harming the nutrients.