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Our crumbles contain all essential nutrients in a balanced formula and are totally edible. Your birds get excellent nutrition while you save money. They also have a "use by" date so the quality is guaranteed.
Changing to Crumbles
Parrots, budgies, canaries and finches need to modify their feeding technique to eat crumbles. Initially they will disintegrate the food attempting to dehusk it, but they soon learn to consume the pellet and will even eat any powder produced during feeding. Begin change over early in the morning on a mild day. Observe birds regularly during the day to ensure that they are eating the crumbles. Avoid changing over on very cold days.
Direct change to crumbles: Usually applies to quail, pigeons, doves or parrots larger than cockatiels. Remove all seed and provide only crumbles. If the birds do not eat during the day then replace the seed and try introducing crumbles.
Introducing crumbles: Applies to canaries, finches and parrots smaller than cockatiels. Start with a 50:50 mix of either crumbles/seed then slowly increase the proportion of crumbles. Remove all seed once the birds begin to nibble the crumbles.
Amount eaten: Depends on temperature, size of the bird and cage size.
Values are expressed in grams of crumbles per bird per day
Canaries and Finches: 1 to 3
Parrots: 5 to 15
Cockatoos: 25 to 40
Canaries and Finches: 2 to 5
Parrots: 8 to 25
Cockatoos: 35 to 60
Minimum Crude Protein 15%
Maximum Fibre 7%
Minimum Crude Fat 5%
Maximum Salt 1%
Triticale, barley, maize, oats, soy and whey protein isolates, methionine, lysine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, colour enhancers, vitamins A, B12, C, D3, E, K, thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, iodine, selenium.
What to Feed With Crumbles
Pellets are a complete diet. Limit the use of supplements and treats.
Treats. Feed any 3 of the following each day
Canaries, Finches and Small Parrots 1/8 of an apple, pear, kiwi fruit, banana, orange, corn cob or silverbeet leaf
Large Parrots 1/4 of an apple, pear, kiwi fruit, banana, orange, corn cob or silverbeet leaf
Cockatoos 1/2 of an apple, pear, kiwi fruit, banana, orange, corn cob or silverbeet leaf
Treats. Double the amount suggested for non-breeding birds.
Feed the following amounts of prepared Passwell Finch Soft Food or Wombaroo Insectivore Rearing Mix.
Canaries and Finches 1 teaspoon per pair of birds per day
Parrots 1 to 2 teaspoons per pair of birds per day
Cockatoos 2 teaspoons per pair of birds per day.