Watch Video how to prepare NutriCore Handrearing Formula
Most Ideal and Best Hand-rearing formula.
TARGET SPECIES: Recommended for most species of parrots. Sensitive species such as African grey parrots, black cockatoos and hyacinth macaws should be raised on Vetafarm Neocare.
RECOMMENDED USE: The amount of NutriCore required by your birds and
the frequency of which feeds should take place are dependent on the age
(crop capacity) and species of bird being raised. Please research your species
thoroughly before attempting to hand-raise.
KEY FEATURES: Veterinary formulated for optimal growth and development.
Provides exceptional nutritional balance, supporting optimal growth, feather
development and immune function for baby birds. Ideal formula from hatching
to weaning. Contains 13 vitamins and minerals, 9 strains of good bacteria and 7
DIRECTIONS: Always mix well to achieve a uniform consistency. Cool to feeding
temperature (38–41ºC) and feed fresh to babies. Please note the below directions
are a guide only. If babies’ crops are emptying faster than normal, add slightly more NutriCore powder to your mix. If babies’ crops are emptying slowly, slightly more water can be added for a thinner consistency.
NEONATE FEEDING RECOMMENDATION (HATCHING TO DAY 5): Feed a
combination of Spark Liquid and Synbiotic solution only for the first 24 hours or
until your baby passes the meconium (first dropping). After the first dropping, mix 1 heaped teaspoon of NutriCore with 5 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water to make a very thin solution, then feed this solution for the next 24 hours. This solution can be gradually thickened over the following 3 days until the standard feeding dilution is achieved as outlined below.
STANDARD FEEDING RECOMMENDATION (BABIES OVER 5 DAYS): Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of NutriCore Hand Rearing Formula with 3 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water. This consistency will be used from day 5 through to when the bird weans onto an adult diet.
TRANSITION FEEDING: A NutriCore mix of very thin consistency should be fed to babies for at least the first 24 hours when transitioning from another brand of
formula or when pulling babies older than 5 days from the nest for hand raising.
This is to ensure babies remain hydrated and allows a period for adjustment to the new diet. The recommendation for this transition period is 1 heaped teaspoon of NutriCore with 5 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water.
INGREDIENTS: Australian soy isolate protein, maltodextrin, Australian pea flour,
Australian potato starch, vegetable oil, whole egg powder, blueberry, fructose,
Vetafarm Synbiotic*, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H and K), and minerals (calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese,
phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur and zinc).
*Vetafarm Synbiotic provides: Probiotics (5,500 CFU/g) Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. casei, L. salivarius, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. brevis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, B.lactis, S. thermophilus. Prebiotic: Inulin (chicory root extract). Enzymes: protease, amylase, cellulase, hemicellulase, lipase, papain, bromelain.
Min. Crude Protein 24.0% Min. Crude Fat 11.0%
Max. Crude Fibre 2.5% Min. Vitamin A 12000 IU/Kg
Min. Calcium 1.0% Min. Phosphorus 0.5%