Breeding is a very nutritionally demanding time for birds. Their bodies require increased amounts of protein, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to help stimulate breeding, lay fertile eggs and rear healthy chicks.
A healthy and balanced diet also helps to prevent issues such as egg binding.
Nutriblend Breeder Pellets have been developed for use from 6 weeks prior to the start of breeding through to the weaning of chicks.
This diet provides balanced nutrition to ensure optimum health of parents and their chicks.
Made with fresh Australian ingredients, extrusion cooked for palatability, safety and digestibility and carefully formulated by avian veterinarians and nutritionists with over 30 years’ experience.
Nutriblend Breeder Pellets should be fed as your bird’s primary diet (80% of daily feed consumed).
The remaining 20% of the diet should be made up of healthy fruit and vegetables (15%) and a small amount of treat foods such as nuts and seeds (5%) to provide variety and enrichment.
Feeding should begin approximately 6 weeks before breeding season and continued until chicks fledge.
Chicks raised by parents being fed Nutriblend Breeder Pellets can be weaned directly onto regular Nutriblend Pellets.
Daily Pellet Recommendations:
Vetafarm recommends that parrots are fed a minimum of 10% of their bodyweight in pellets per day, for example:
90g Cockatiel (or similar): provide a minimum 9g pellets per day.
100g Ringneck (or similar): provide a minimum 10g pellets per day.
250g Alexandrine (or similar): provide a minimum of 25g pellets per day.
Store in a dry area below 30°C
2 years from date of manufacture.
Whole grains (wheat, corn, soybean), soy protein isolate, vegetable oils, and natural organic acids, starch, amino acids (lysine & methionine),
Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K),
Minerals (calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur and zinc) & fruity flavours (apple, blueberry & raspberry).
Min. Crude Protein 18.5%
Min. Crude Fat 9.0%
Max. Fibre 3.0%
Max. Salt 0.5%
Calcium Min 1%
Phosphorus Min 0.5%