HARRISON'S - HARRISON'S ADULT LIFETIME COURSE 1#

ADULT LIFETIME COARSE 1# Maintenance Formula for Medium to Large Birds

Article number: 113086

An Adult Lifetime formula may be offered after a bird has completed a dietary program of a High Potency formula for a period of 6 months.

This year-round maintenance formula meets the nutritional requirements for healthy, non-breeding, non-molting birds including pionus, Amazons, cockatoos, macaws and other medium to large parrots.

Supplementation
It is not recommended to supplement with vitamins or other bird or animal food products. Supplementation should be limited to no more than 10% of the overall diet. Offer certified organic vegetables and fruits in small quantities; select dark yellow meaty or dark green leafy items such as sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, spinach, mango or papaya.

[For birds with suspected iron-storage disease: Avoid citrus fruits, tomatoes, kiwi, strawberries and other foods containing vitamin C. Avoid grapes, currants, raisins, liver, red meat, egg yolk or dark green vegetables such as spinach, which may contain high levels of iron.]

Ingredients:

*Ground Yellow Corn, *Ground Hulless Barley, *Ground Soybeans, *Ground Shelled Peanuts, *Ground Shelled Sunflower Seeds, *Ground Lentils, *Ground Green Peas, *Ground Rice, *Ground Toasted Oat Groats, *Ground Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Psyllium, Montmorillonite Clay, Spirulina, Ground Dried Sea Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Sea Salt, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 15%, crude fat (min.) 5.5%, crude fiber (max.) 6.5%, moisture (max.) 10%.

About Harrison's Foods
Harrison's Bird Foods is a family of certified organic, formulated diets that were created by avian veterinarians and nutritionists with the health of your bird in mind. Harrison's Foods formulas require little or no supplementation.

Dr. Greg Harrison, the main developer of Harrison's Bird Foods, is a certified avian specialist with 34 years experience in bird care. He has transformed his practice into an avian wellness clinic that incorporates preventive medicine through proper nutrition with Harrison's Bird Foods.

FOR USE IN BIRDS

  • That are being converted from seeds or any other diet. Birds should initially be fed High Potency Formula for a period of at least 6 months.
  • As a year round formula for African greys, large macaws, Queen of Bavaria conures and other medium to large parrots.
  • That have special needs such as birds that are molting, overweight, underweight, particularly active, housed in a cold climate, recovering from an illness or affected by liver or kidney disease.
  • That are weaning. Birds should be fed High Potency Formula for at least 6-9 months.
  • That are breeding. Birds should be fed High Potency Formula 1-2 months prior to the breeding period and until chicks are weaned or for at least six months before resuming Adult Lifetime Formula. The amount of supplemental certified organic vegetables and fruits may be increased until the chicks are weaned. For each 2Tbs (20 g) formula, add 1/2Tbs (5 g) certified organic peanuts or almonds and 1Tbs (10 g) certified organic sunflower seeds.

Feeding Directions:

  • Feed fresh food daily.
  • To help reduce waste, feed as distinct meals.
  • Birds may eat all they want, but use the table below as a guideline.

SUGGESTED DAILY AMOUNTS:

High Potency Fine Food Supplements

Pionus 1 to 1-1/2 Tbs (10 to 15g) 1/2 to 1 tsp

Amazons, Eclectus 1-1/2 to 3 Tbs (15 to 30g) 1 to 2 tsp

African Greys 1-1/2 to 3 Tbs (15 to 30g) 1/2 to 2 tsp

Cockatoos 1-1/2 to 5 Tbsp (15 to 50g) 2 tsp to 1 Tbs

Macaws (Large) 2 to 6 Tbs (20 to 60g) 2 tsp to 1-1/2 Tbs

Toucans 5 to 20 Tbs (50 to 150g) 3 to 9 Tbs

Hornbills10 to 30 Tbs (100 to 300g)9 to 16 Tbs

Quick Tips for Conversion to Harrison's Bird Foods
Some birds will readily eat Harrison's while others may require a little help. If your bird exhibits resistance to conversion try the following tips:

    • Harrison's Bird Bread Mix can be used as an extremely effective conversion tool. Food that the bird currently eats can be added to the mix and baked in the bread. Gradually reduce the amount of that food and replace with the appropriate Harrison's formula.
    • Slowly "wean" your bird from seeds. In the evening, offer seeds from the food bowl for only 1 hour. Then, remove the seeds and replace with High Potency. The next day, give your bird seeds for only 30 minutes in the morning and evening. The third day, reduce the time to only 15 minutes twice a day. And finally, offer only High Potency on the fourth day. Watch the bird's droppings.
    • Use a converted bird as a role model. House your bird near another that's already eating Harrison's Bird Foods, or use a "trainer bird" in the same cage as a role model for eating.
  • Heat or moisten the food. Heat the High Potency slightly or moisten it with a small amount of fruit juice or sunshine factor.

If the conversion steps don't work the first time, you can feed the familiar food for a short time and then try again. The effort is worthwhile for the long term health of your bird.

The bird's weight (in grams), body condition, attitude and droppings should be monitored carefully on a daily basis in small and medium birds and at least twice a week in large birds.

 

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