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Juvenile Hand Rearing Formula 453g

Juvenile Hand Rearing Formula 453g

Harrison's Juvenile Formula is a nutritionally complete diet for the hand-feeding of large psittacine chicks from day one and other baby parrots over seven days of age until weaning (see chart above)

This formula should not be used in cockatiels under 21 days of age.

Special uses: In common with Recovery and Neonate formulas, Juvenile formula can be used as a digestive aid, for hospitalised birds that require supplemental feeding; birds with beak injury; tube feeding for diet conversion of extremely stubborn birds.
Nutritious formula for hand-feeding psittacine chicks until weaning.
• Can be used following post-hatch feeding of Neonate Formula for selected parrots (see below).
• Supports birds recovering from illness or injuries that may need supplemental feeding and birds that are losing weight during a diet conversion.

Feeding Directions:
Caution: The correct feeding technique must be used in order to prevent injury to the bird or inhalation of the formula that could result in pneumonia or death.
• From day 1 for pionus, African greys, Amazons, cockatoos, conures and macaws.
• From day 7 for other parrots.
• From day 21 for cockatiels.

• Step 1:Gently feel the crop to determine that it is almost empty before feeding.
• Step 2: Mix fresh: Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula and bottled "drinking water” heated to approximately 103°F (39°C). Follow proportion of formula to water as directed by your avian veterinarian for the age of your bird. Do not microwave. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Chicks with their eyes opened should be fed 3-4 times daily, and birds with feathers emerging, 2-3 times daily.
• Step 3:Feeding with an irrigation syringe is probably the most universally successful technique. As one faces the bird, position the syringe to enter the oral cavity from the left side of the bird’s beak and direct it toward the right side of the bird’s neck. Deposit the food into the bird’s mouth and, as it swallows, the normal feeding response closes off the trachea and prevents aspiration of the formula into the lungs.
• Step 4: Feed the bird until the crop is full but not overstuffed, and clean the excess formula from the bird’s beak, feathers and enclosure.
Feeding Suggestions
• One- to seven-day-old birds and birds with slow crop-emptying may benefit from adding a pinch of HBD’s Avian Enzyme to the Formula just prior to feeding.
• To aid weaning after 21 days of age, add 1 Tbs finely chopped High Potency Formula or finely chopped organic nuts to 1 cup of Formula or introduce dry High Potency Formula in a separate bowl.


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