Year-round formula for canaries and finches as well as budgies (parakeets) and other small parrots.
Conversion:All birds should start out 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.
Weaning Birds:Feed High Potency Formula for at least 6-9 months.
Breeding Birds:Birds should be fed High Potency Formula 1-2 months prior to the breeding period and until chicks are weaned or for at least six months before resuming Adult Lifetime Formula. The amount of supplemental certified organic vegetables and fruits may be increased until the chicks are weaned. For each 2 Tbs (20 g) Formula, add ½ (5 g) Tbs certified organic sunflower seeds.
Storage: Harrison's Bird Foods do not contain artificial preservatives. Once opened, a bag of Harrison's should be used up within 6 weeks. Storing food in fridge or freezer helps maintain freshness. Note "use before" dating printing on bag.
feed fresh food daily, do not "top off".
to help reduce waste, feed as distinct meals.
birds may eat all they want, but use the table below as a guideline.
It is not recommended to supplement with vitamins or other bird or animal food products. Supplementation should be limited to no more than 10% of the overall diet. Offer certified organic vegetables and fruits in small quantities; select dark yellow meaty or dark green leafy items such as sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, spinach, mango or papaya.
[For birds with suspected iron-storage disease: Avoid citrus fruits, tomatoes, kiwi, strawberries and other foods containing vitamin C. Avoid grapes, currants, raisins, liver, red meat, egg yolk or dark green vegetables such as spinach, which may contain high levels of iron.]
For my seed loving parakeets I took your suggestion in placing the Harrisons food into the little tub with a mirror. After a few days of doing this I noticed the parakeets really took to eating from this dish but would not eat the Harrisons food from their regular clear seed dishes. I then had the idea to place mirrors above the clear seed dishes and they began eating Harrisons from those with no problem. Within a week - my usually very finicky parakeets were eating Harrisons High Potency Super-Fine and they didnt miss their seed. I have very little food waste.
Healthy, Active Society Finches!
I have been feeding my society finches Harrisons High Potency Super-Fine and High Potency Mash exclusively for almost two years. I no longer need to worry if they are receiving a complete, well-balanced diet, as nutritional balance is in every bite. After a few weeks of slow conversion from seeds, they LOVE the Harrisons. Already these little guys have out-lived their seed diet-only predecessors.