Completely balanced extruded pellets suitable as a balanced diet for all parrots. The inclusion of 5% real fruit and 5% fresh nuts mixed through the pellets provides variety and is a great source of enrichment when compared to plain pellet diets.
Recommended for: All parrots, particularly pet birds
Also suitable for: Breeding parrots
Can use with: Parrot Essentials is a complete diet; no additional dietary supplementation is necessary. If using Parrot Essentials for exotic breeding pairs, additional calcium source such as D’nutrical is welcome addition.
Fruits and vegetables should be given as behavioural enrichment.
Key features: Vetafarm pellets are veterinary formulated to provide complete nutrition and balance in the diet, however they often offer little variety to the diet.
Parrot Essentials covers both of these crucial areas by supplying the balance needed for optimum health, while also offering variety into the daily diet with the inclusion of quality first grade fruit harvested from the Mildura Riverlands and a pinch of Almond pieces from northwest Victoria. Variety, balance and absolutely irresistible flavours all in one – without the use of added colours!
Directions for Use:
For complete nutrition in your birds: Vetafarm Diets should make up approximately 80% of the food fed.
There are specific Vetafarm Diets available to suit most species of bird. Vetafarm pellets, crumbles or powders should be fed in a clean, dry dish placed where it cannot be contaminat ed by droppings, water or cage substrate. If the feed does become contaminated it should be replaced with fresh feed.
When a Vetafarm Diet is used as the majority (80%) of the feed, no other prepared supplement is required. All the necessary protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are incorporated into the Vetafarm Diet designed for your bird.
How much will your bird eat?
As a guide, most cage and aviary birds will consume about 10% of their bodyweight in dry feed per day. As an example, a 100g cockatiel will consume approximately 10g of dry food per day. Fruits and Vegetables: Fruit and Vegetables should be fed to your bird (20% of diet) to encourage interaction and provide variety and stimulation. Chewable items like pine cones, cuttlefish bone, and native tree branches may be provided to help occupy your bird.
Using Vetafarm foods as a supplement:
Vetafarm Diets can also be used as a supplement to seed based or homemade mixtures. Provide Vetafarm Diets as approximately 10 – 20 % of the total diet. Ensure that the Vetafarm Pellet, crumble or powder is being consumed. Further supplementation may be required depending on the seed/mixture used.
Whole grains: Maize, soybean, wheat and oats.
Vegetable Oils, natural organic acids, seasonal nuts, and dehydrated fruit.
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K
Minerals: Calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur & zinc
Product may contain peanuts.
Min Crude Protein 17.0%
Min Crude Fat 5.0%
Max Fibre 3.5%
Max Salt 0.5%