Kaytee - Hand Feeding Formula - 510g
What is Kaytee Hand Feeding Formula?
Kaytee Hand Feeding Formula is a nutritious supplement that is ideal for your baby bird's growth!
What We Think
Kaytee Hand Feeding Formula is the first instant nutritious formula available in the most researched and respected product used for professional breeders, veterinarians and conservation programs through out the world!Kaytee Exact has been the recognised nutritional leader by avian veterinarians and breeders since its introduction in 1989.
MONITORING A HAND FED BABY BIRD
Monitoring weight gain and loss is the best way to identify a problem before it becomes visibly obvious. Weigh and record the weight of each baby bird every morning before the first feeding.
Kaytee exact Weight Chart
A healthy chick should gain weight every day until it begins the weaning process. If weight gain stops, but weight is maintained, watch the bird closely. Loss of weight indicates a problem and should be investigated immediately. Call your avian veterinarian for more information.
An otherwise healthy bird may not gain weight if it is not receiving enough nutrients. This could happen if the hand feeding formula is mixed too thin (contains too much water), if the formula is diluted with other ingredients, if the bird is not fed enough, or does not get enough food at each feeding.
Suitable for African Grey, Amazon, Budgie, Canary and Finch, Conure - Large, Conure - Small, Eclectus, Macaw - Small, Meyers and Senegals, Lovebird, Quaker,Caique.
DIET CHANGE: For babies previously fed another hand feeding preparation, including any other exact Hand Feeding Formula, a minimum of 24 to 48 hours is recommended for the dietary changes. During this period, both products should be prepared separately (as directed) and mixed together, with the exact Hand Feeding Formula slowly being increased in proportion until the previous diet has been eliminated. An immediate conversion to exact Hand Feeding Formula may cause crop slow-down due to the dietary change. Use a more dilute formula the first couple of feedings in an attempt prevent this.
- Kaytee - Hand Feeding Formula - 510g
Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Meal, Soy Oil, Wheat Middlings, Dried Whole Egg, Dried Beet Pulp, Coconut Oil, Ground Flax Seed, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, Wheat Germ Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Salt, Algae Meal (source of DHA), Fructooligosaccharide, Potassium Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Arginine, Potassium Chloride, Yeast Extract, Propionic Acid (a preservative), Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of vitamin K activity), Niacin, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid, Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), Beta-Carotene, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Dried A. oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus subtilise Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus subtilise Fermentation Product.
Allergen Information: Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and other tree nuts.
Baby birds should be fed on a routine schedule allowing the chick’s crop to empty (or nearly empty) between feedings and to determine if bird is being fed the right amount. This prevents any food remaining in the crop too long and possibly spoiling. If the time between crop emptying suddenly increases, and the crop appears to be slowing down, observe the chick closely. See “IMPORTANT NOTES” regarding crop-slow down. Feed mixture with a clean, disinfected syringe, spoon, tube, or other comfortable method. A separate implement should be used for each baby to prevent spread of disease.
- Dispense food along with the chick’s feeding response (rythmic bobbing motion). This is more natural and decreases the likelihood of formula being inhaled.
- Feed until the chick’s crop is nicely rounded or it refuses any more food, whichever comes first. Do not overfeed or regurgitation may occur. Generally, each meal should consist of a volume equivalent to 10-12% of the bird’s body weight.
- Clean and sanitise feeding equipment after use. Clean any spilled food from the chick and change bedding after each feeding. Good hygiene is critical for a baby bird’s health.
- Exact Hand Feeding Formulas are designed to be the only food for baby birds. Additions to the diet may include fruits and vegetables (such as strained baby foods) but should not exceed 20% of the total diet. No additional vitamin or mineral supplements should be added.
If you are in any doubt please contact us and/or your doctor prior to using the product.