Granivore Mix Feed Supplement for use with a wide range of birds. 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.
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 2 teaspoons of water to 6 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.
Feeding chicks from newly hatched using a spoon or syringe and tube: The first feed of the day for three days should be a quality yoghurt with a high live organism count. Next feed the following using pre-boiled water heated to about 50C.
Allow prepared mixture to stand for 2 minutes to absorb all the water. Remix and if too thick reheat the mixture and add a little water to make the desired consistency. Bring the prepared food to 35C and feed with a spoon or syringe till the crop is full taking care not to introduce food into the windpipe.
Feed prepared Granivore Rearing Mix 4 to 6 times daily when chicks are very young reducing this to 3 or 4 feeds per day as the chick gets older. Feed small amounts frequently and allow the crop to completely empty at least once a day. Thoroughly clean utensils before food preparation. Food must be prepared fresh each meal. Discard all uneaten food.
Note: This mixture contains particulate material and is digested more slowly than the creamy baby cereal preparations. Syringe hubs should be bored out to 3mm and fitted with a soft PVC tube of 3mm ID and 4mm OD.
Analysis: Minimum crude protein 22%, minimum crude fat 8%, maximum fibre 5%, maximum salt 0.8%
Ingredients: Processed cereals and vegetables, whey protein, soy protein, dextrose, maltodextrin, mannan oligosaccharides, beta-glucans, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, carotenoids, taurine, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D3, E, K, nicotinamide, panthothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.