Passwell Handrearing Mix 300g

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Passwell Handrearing Mix provides a well balanced diet for birds.

Nutrient enhanced formula enriched with omega 3 and 6, vitamins, and minerals.

Feeding chicks from newly hatched: The first feed of the day for three days should be a quality yoghurt with a high live organism count. Next feed a mixture of the suggested amounts of Hand Rearing Food and pre-boiled water heated to about 50C. Allow prepared mixture to stand for 2 minutes to absorb all of 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 Hand Rearing Food 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 empty completely at least once a day. Thoroughly clean utensils before food preparation. Food must be prepared fresh for each meal. Discard all uneaten food.

Growth of chicks: Weigh chicks at the same time each day. Daily weight gains will fluctuate but on average healthy chicks should gain from 10% to 20% of their body weight each day. Weight loss could indicate the onset of disease but often means that the chick is not getting enough food. Healthy chicks that do not gain weight may need more solids in the mix, more food at each feed, or more feeds per day.

Weaning chicks: Provide adult type food to chicks once they are fully feathered or being to resist being hand fed. To wean onto Passwell Parrot Pellets or Crumbles reduce the number of feeds and offer some moistened pellets in a dish. Once the chicks start eating the moist pellets, stop hand feeding and offer only dry pellets. Chicks will naturally lose some weight during weaning.

Probiotics: Some parrot hand rearing products either include probiotics in their formula or recommend the use of a probiotic product. Probiotics are live bacterial feed supplements that may have a beneficial effect on a bird's intestinal microbial population. Most probiotics contain several strains of bacteria, none of which has been demonstrated to be normal intestinal inhabitants of parrots. Commercial probiotic supplements are expensive to use and have short expiry dates. A quality yoghurt that contains live Acidophilus and Bifidus bacteria produces a similar result and is considerably cheaper to use.

Note: Do not add vitamin, mineral or concentrated food supplements to this food as this will seriously alter the balance of essential nutrients in the formula. The addition of either baby apple or vegetable puree at no more than 10% of the prepared food by volume will not significantly affect the nutritional composition of the food.

Analysis: Minimum crude protein 24%, minimum crude fat 9%, maximum fibre 5%, maximum salt 1%

Ingredients: Processed cereals, whey and soy proteins, dextrose, 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, colour enhancers, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.