The uniform texture offers greater digestibility and water retention while the high fat:protein ratio promotes strong growth.
Tropican can also be mixed with egg and offered as a nesting food for all baby birds.
- African Grey
- Canary and Finch
- Conure - Large
- Conure - Small
- Macaw - Large
- Macaw - Small
- Meyers and Senegals
Please remember this information is for size guidance only - you know your bird best!
Preparation Make a fresh batch of formula for each feeding. Always use clean utensils and accurate measures. Mix hot water with the correct volume of Hagen Tropican Baby Hand Feeding Formula. Always mix food completely. Final temperature should should be slightly above body temperature (38`C / 100`F). Over heated food can burn delicate mouth, throat and crop tissues, therefore be very careful if using a microwave to heat. This is a complete diet. Do not dilute this food with other baby foods or ingredients; its complete dietry balance will be lost, and the mixture may become deficient in vital nutrients. Try to leave baby birds with parent for 1-3 weeks so that normal instestinal flora can be established. In case of parental neglect, babies have to be fed from hatching. Remember baby birds need to be kept in a warm, humid environment. Feeding Administration of food with a feeding syringe is recommended. Place syringe tip into one side of beak. When the bird gives a feeding response (head pumping) start feeding and aim towards the back or side of the mouth. FIll crop without excessive stretching. A spoon may also be used for feeding, although this tends to be slower and more messy. However it is a popular method for beginners as it is hard to harm the bird with this method. Metal feeding tubes are not recommended. This food can be fed dry to Lories, Finches, Canaries and other small species as a food supplement. Ingredients Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Soybean Meal, Corn Gluten, Vegetable Oil, Oat Groats, Rice, Sunflower Kernal, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phospate, L-lysine, DL-methionine, Salt, Vitamin A Acetate, Carotene, D-actived Animal Sterol (source of Vitamin D3), Vitamin E Supplement, Tocopherol, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite (source of Vitamin Ka activity), Choline Chloride, D-calcium Pantothenate, Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Biotin, Folic Acid, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Copper Sulphate, Ferrous Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Ethoxyquin. Guaranteed Analysis Crude Protein (min) 22% Crude Fat (min) 11% Crude Fibre (max) 3.5% Moisture (max) 9% Ash (max) 6.5% Calcium (min) 1.1% Phosphorus (min) 0.8% Vitamin A 15,000 UI Vitamin D3 900 UI Vitamin E 200 UI Vitamin K 21 UI Hagen Tropican Breeding Diet Preparation Baby Age Vol. Dry Diet Vol. Water Weight Ratio Formula : Water Hatchling 1 tsp (5cc) 20ml 1 : 7 to 2 days 1 Tbsp (15cc) 60ml 1 : 7 3 days 1/4 cup (60cc) 120ml 1 : 4 to weaning 1/2 cup (120cc) 240ml 1 : 4
Storage Protect from moisture, Store in a cool, dry place. Store in an air tight container. Freezing unopened packages is the best way to store.