Total nutrition for breeding parrots. Extruded pellet diet containing all of the essential nutrition required for egg laying and chick rearing. Chicks in the nest will be fed the fortified diet by their parents; this means they will have all the nutrition necessary for strong healthy development. Breeding birds require extra nutrition to enable them to lay fertile eggs and rear healthy chicks. Nutriblend Breeder Pellets contains extra protein, vitamins and minerals to support reproduction. By using a balanced diet your birds become healthier and are much better equipped to deal with the rigors of sustained breeding. Chicks raised by parents being fed on Breeder Pellets will wean directly on to Maintenance Diet pellets. Directions: Nutriblend Breeder Pellets should be fed as a total diet, beginning approximately 6 weeks before breeding season and continued until chicks fledge. Although Nutriblend Breeder Pellets contain all the nutrition necessary for breeding it is recommended that the birds be given access to fruit, vegetables and native vegetation as environmental enrichment. For complete nutrition in your birds: Vetafarm diets should make up approximately 80% of the food fed. There are specific Vetafarm diets available to suit most species of bird. Vetafarm pellets, crumbles or powders should be fed in a clean, dry dish placed where it cannot be contaminated by droppings, water or cage substrate. If the feed does become contaminated it should be replaced with fresh feed. When a Vetafarm diet is used as the majority (80%) of the feed, no other prepared supplement is required. All the necessary protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are incorporated into the Vetafarm diet designed for your bird. How much will your bird eat? As a guide, most cage and aviary birds will consume about 10% of their bodyweight in dry feed per day. As an example, a 100g cockatiel will consume approximately 10g of dry food per day. Fruits and vegetables: Fruit and vegetables should be fed to your bird (20% of diet) to encourage interaction and provide variety and stimulation. Chewable items like pine cones, cuttlefish bone, and native tree branches may be provided to help occupy your bird. Using Vetafarm foods as a supplement: Vetafarm diets can also be used as a supplement to seed based or homemade mixtures. Provide Vetafarm diets as approximately 10 - 20 % of the total diet. Ensure that the Vetafarm pellet, crumble or powder is being consumed. Further supplementation may be required depending on the seed/mixture used. Converting Birds to Pellets: For fussy birds or those new to pellets, Vetafarm have an easy to understand You Tube help video available.
Recommended for: Breeding Australian and Asiatic parrots. Also suitable for: Exotic breeding parrots (e.g. South American parrots).
Ingredients: Grains: maize, soybean, wheat. Amino acids: lysine and methionine. Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K. Minerals: calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur and zinc.
Guaranteed Analysis: Min Crude Protein 18.5% Min Crude fat 9.0% Max Fibre 3.0% Max Salt (NaCl) 0.5%
Size: Available in 2Kg, 10Kg. Item# 2Kg - 00645, 10Kg - 00646 Expiry: 2 years from date of manufacture.