Harrison's Juvenile formula Harrison's Juvenile formula - Organic is for hand-feeding psittacine chicks until weaning, for birds recovering from illness or injuries and birds losing weight during a diet conversion or to follow the feeding of Neonate Formula for selected parrots (see below).
As follow feeding after Neonate Formula
From day 1 for pionus, African greys, Amazons, cockatoos, conures and macaws.
From day 7 for other parrots.
From day 21 for cockatiels (see Neonate Formula prior to day 21).
One to seven-day-old birds and birds with slow crop-emptying may benefit from the use of Neonate Formula.
To aid weaning after 21 days of age, add 1 Tbs finely chopped High Potency Formula or introduce dry High Potency Formula in a separate bowl.
Gently feel the crop to determine that it is almost empty before feeding.
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 veterinarian for the age of your bird. Do not microwave!
Chicks with their eyes opened should be fed 3-4 times daily, and birds with feathers emerging, 2-3 times daily.
Feed the bird until the crop is full but not overstuffed, and clean the excess formula from the bird's beak, feathers and enclosure.
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. Feeding with an irrigation syringe is probably the most universally successful technique.