Maximum Nutritional Formula for Small to Medium Birds
Year-round formula for conures, lories, quakers, cockatiels, lovebirds, doves and other small to medium 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. Please visit harrisonsbirdfoods.com/specialneeds
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" 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.]
A friend mentioned she fed this to her birds, so I decided to give it a try. My Jardines Parrot loves this stuff. After eating this for a week, I gave him some of his old food for variety. He scattered it to the bottom of his cage. Clearly telling me he wasnt interested in it. The Harrisons costs more upfront, but lasts longer and theres no waste. He eats it all.
- Faith Burton, PA
Great. Vet recommended.
My vet told me to buy this food for my remaining birds when the first one died of prostate cancer that she said was most likely the result of nutrition deficiencies from seed only diet. I transferred my birds to these pellets using a mirror and have not looked back.
- Caroline, MA
Very effective feed!
I have used this feed to bring several severely underweight rescue pigeons up to weight, I feed with a half mix of Harrisons fine and seed mix. Once the birds are used to it you can really see the difference in condition, alertness, and behavior. Great feed for daily or emergency nutrition!
- Rhoden, CA
Great formula except for the soybeans
I have used Harrisons for the last 20 years and was disappointed when the company changed all the formulas. Now, they have a lot of corn and soy which because these are cheap ingredients. It is believed that a high soy diet is bad for parrots so it is my hope that Harrisons will remove this ingredient from all their formulas
My quaker is 3 and since the day I got her Ive been feeding her with Harrison products as well as fruits, nuts and veggies. Never had a problem. Her beak, nails and feathers are perfect. Vet is happy to see her growing healthy. Overall we are all happy and will recommend Harrison :
43 year old Quaker loves Harrisons
Sassy my 43 year old Quaker is happy and healthy thanks to Harrisons . She is on a diet of high potency fine with an occasional dusting of Recovery Formula on her fruit and veggies. The bird bread is also a treat she loves. Even though she has some medical issues, seizures and arthriitis, this excellent diet helps her to overcome them. Thank you Harrisons!!!
- Amy, MD
19 year old Cockatiel happy Harrison customer
When I got my cockatiel 19 years ago, I took him for his first check up to the avian vet in our area. It was Dr. Gregory Harrison himself founder of Harrison Bird Food and we slowly converted Woodstock from seed to Harrison Bird Food. Now all these years later hes in great condition and a happy birdie. I recommend these pellets to all bird owners!
- Marlen, FL
My lovebirds love it!!
This bird food is amazing. I weaned my baby lovebirds on this and their colors are stunning, theyre very energetic and happy all the time. Their health is outstanding. I always get compliments on their feathers. I love this stuff!
My Cocatiel Has Outlived its Lifespan
I got my cocatiel Piper as a young bird from a breeder. He became very sick at about 3 years old. Took him to an avian specialist, and after being treated, was put on the Harrisons diet. He is now 25+ years old! The vet credits the diet and good home care. Cocatiels on average have a lifespan of 15-20 years under the best of conditions.
Piper is still thriving despite his old age. Thank you Harrisons for making such a quality product.
- OLIMPIA BORYS, SC
25 year old Cocatiel!
I have a cockatiel that will be 25 years old in April. He was very very sick back in 1995. After many treatments including shots the vet put her on a Harrisons diet. He has been on it ever since. I am convinced that the reason he has lived so long is because of Harrisons.
organic bird food
I have 2 cockatiels. .Both are males. One is older and needed a good, healthty diet. The younger bird was very weak. He almost died. My vet prescribed, antibiotics and probiotics. With these treatments, he survived, but he did not thrive. He was drinking a great deal of water. Without thinking too much about it, I asked my vet to recommend a food without dyes. He recommended Harrisons. Within 3 days, he began drinking a more normal amount of water. After about 7 days, he looked fabulous. The older bird, also improved. I am extremely happy with these results. I feel like I have found a miracle. I am going to keep feeding Harrisons products.
- Maddy, PA
Best food I have ever found for both my doves and parakeets!!
Its not readily available in my area, many of the veterinary hospitals listed actually dont carry it, no longer carry it, or it has to be ordered, Ive only found 2 out of the 10 vet hospitals that I called that actually had the stuff in stock, in limited quantities. Its well worth ordering online or finding a steady retailer locally, its the only food I can feed to both my ringnecks and my parakeets, and its the only one thats organic , birds love it, I love it because its cleaner than bird seed and easier to monitor consumption.
- Tracy, CT
Vitamin D issues
I have used Harrisons for several years for my white dove, but feather loss continued, although she was grew healthier overall. I live in Alaska and learned that birds cant process vitamin D without UVA and UVB light. Put an Avian Sun Lamp on her cage last month and now feathers are growing in again. I highly recommend Harrisons, but if your bird doesnt get direct sun ligh NOT through a glass window, consider an Avian light too.
BEST pellet ever!
I have the most picky CAG that was raised on fruity pellets and seed. THIS was the only pellet she will eat and what an amazing transformation in her energy and overall wellbeing. I cant say enough good about this wonderful pellet. She likes the fine because she can stick her tongue on the little pellet and eat it..no crumb waste at all.
- Janet T, MI
Our Quaker loves this food!
Our quaker parrot became ill and we sought out a nutritionally complete, organic bird food for her. We found Harrisons and shes been eating it ever since. Thank you for putting out a wonderful product!
Best for Birds, Best for Planet Earth
I began feeding Dr. Harrisons foods to my birds, many years ago, when I realized that the organic fresh fruits and vegetables that I ate and shared with them shouldnt be negated by seeds produced with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic is best for all creatures and the planet. Then just recently I learned that birds on seed diets suffer from many nutritional problems which do not manifest for many years. More evidence to support my switch to Harrisons. Other benefits for owners include less mess, no seed throwing, and almost no waste. More food for your money because even the crumbles at the bottom of the dish are edible. I coat apple pieces with this mash. My birds get many compliments on their beautiful feather condition and color, their beak and foot health, general energy and attitude. They are happy! And so am I. Thanks Harrisons.
- Christina R Celano, FL
My cockatiel and I are so pleased with Harrisons pellets
I converted my cockatiel to Harrisons pellets from organic seed based on extensive web research and avian vet recommendation; Ive consistently heard that Harrisons is the best to feed him. Years ago when I had cockatiels as pets growing up, I had never heard of pellets only bird seed. Now, given the nutritional benefits of pellets and the reputation of Harrisons in particular, I will use nothing else.
I love it
I work at a bird store and this is the best food I have ever used I started feeding my Quaker this food on 8/8/2013