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A Maximum Nutritional Formula for Small Birds

Harrison’s nuggets are a blend of organic, non-GMO, whole grains and legumes with the addition of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, including balanced Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Feeding Harrison’s nuggets will help your bird live a longer, healthier and happier life.

HIGH POTENCY SUPER FINE is a year-round formula for canaries and finches as well as budgies (parakeets) and other small parrots.


*Hulled Grey Millet, *Hull-less Barley, *Corn, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Peas, *Lentils, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Brown Rice, *Chia, *Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E), *Sea Kelp, Salt, *Algae Meal, Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate and *Sunflower Oil) *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT


  • Conversion: All birds should start and remain on High Potency Formula for a period of at least 6 months.
  • Special Needs: For birds that are molting, overweight, underweight, particularly active, housed in a cold climate, recovering from an illness or affected by liver or kidney disease.
  • Breeding Birds: Feed High Potency Formula to all breeding birds.
  • Weaning Birds: Feed High Potency Formula for at least 6-9 months after weaning.

Converting to Harrison's

  • Consult with an avian veterinarian before any diet change and annually thereafter.
  • Mix Harrison's with your bird's current diet and note acceptance.
  • If your bird needs more time, taper amount given over four weeks, increasing Harrison's by 25% each week (reducing other food by 25%) until you can safely remove the previous food altogether.
  • If needed, scatter Harrison's nuggets over white paper or a mirror on the floor of the enclosure.

Storage and Shelf Life

Harrison's is committed to protecting your bird from artificial preservatives. Here are some suggestions to keep your food fresh without preservatives:

  • Squeeze all air out of the bag and zip it shut at the top.
  • If the zip lock gets removed or damaged, fold the top over several times and close with a clip.
  • Keep food in original bag. Do not repackage into plastic bags or containers.
  • Use contents within 8 weeks of opening bag.
  • Purchase Harrison's foods only in their original packaging.
  • Refrigeration or freezing after opening may help maintain freshness.

Feeding percentages

A bird's daily diet should be 75-80% Harrison's Bird Foods, 15-20% organic dark green leafy or dark yellow meaty vegetables and fruits (including sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, spinach, mango or papaya) and 5% omega-rich seeds and nuts (flax, chia, perilla, or JUMPSTART Omega).

Do not offer vitamins unless directed by your avian veterinarian. Do not use other formulated diets in conjunction with Harrison's or you could reduce the benefits.


Recent research has shown that a lack of exercise is a primary factor in the development of diseases, especially atherosclerosis. This appears to be a condition that is present in all captive parrots to some degree and worsens with age.

There are a few ways a family can ensure that a pet bird has access to exercise:

• Free-flying would be the ultimate exercise, but there are potential associated risks, such as escape or encountering household dangers

• Housing in a large enough enclosure to allow free flight

• Placing a harness or leash on the bird and have it tethered to an outdoor line under constant observation

• Placing a ladder inside the enclosure to encourage movement

• Providing safe environmental enrichment activities

• Offering daily time for the bird to move around outside the enclosure with supervision


Access to sunlight is essential for activation of vitamin D and utilization of calcium in the body. For example, African grey parrots, whose natural living conditions are high in the jungle canopy, require an abundance of sunlight in captivity to activate dietary calcium.

There are several ways access to sunlight can be accomplished for pet birds:

• One may expose the bird in its cage or other safe enclosure to outdoor fresh air and direct sunlight for short periods of time. There should be shade available for the bird to retreat.

• Putting a cage in front of a sunny window does not accomplish the same thing. The glass itself prevents transfer of the proper rays.

• In areas or seasons where there is little direct sun, recommended lamps with sufficient UVA and UVB lights may be used to simulate sun rays.

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