Harrisons Bird Food

Which food should I be using?

All Harrison's Bird Foods are formulated to provide pet birds with the nutrition needed for good health. The necessary levels of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals are all provided and there is no need for the use of additional supplements.

There are two main types of diet: High Potency and Adult Lifetime. The formulations differ slightly in nutritional content – mainly the fat and protein levels (influencing the calorific value) - making them appropriate for use in a variety of different nutritional and clinical situations. These are outlined below.

Thereafter, the principal difference between the Harrison's foods is the size of the nugget. Which size you choose is down to the preference of your bird and how they usually eat their food. The foods most commonly fed to each type of bird are shown below, but this is just a guide – if a bird prefers a different size of piece to 'the norm' then feed them this as they will still receive the same balanced nutritional benefit.

The Harrison's range also includes treats and hand-feeding foods for all pet birds. For a full analysis of the ingredients and nutritional content please visit our product pages.

High Potency Diets

High Potency options

High Potency diets provide the correct balance of essential vitamins and minerals and have a slightly higher calorific value, making them more suitable for birds which:

Adult Lifetime Diets

Adult Lifetime options

Adult Lifetime diets provide the correct balance of essential vitamins and minerals and have a slightly lower calorific value, making them more suitable for birds which:

Size of piece


Larger pieces that bigger parrots can pick up and eat from their feet.

 e.g. Cockatoos, African Greys, Macaws, Amazons, Eclectus, Pionus...


Smaller pieces for smaller parrots who pick them up in their beak directly from the bowl.

e.g. Senegals, Quakers, Parakeets, Cockatiels, Conures, Lories...


The smallest pieces, for small birds which peck directly from the bowl.

e.g. Canaries, Budgies,  Finches, Doves...


A ‘coarse’ powder. Suitable for all birds, it can be moistened, or sprinkled onto fruit or vegetables, or served dry to birds which peck directly from the bowl.

Other flavours and treats


Power Treats: A tasty, toasted treat with a sweeter, nuttier flavour, which acts as a good conversion tool, or can be served as a healthy treat. It contains sustainable organic Palm Fruit Oil which benefits the skin, feathers and immune system.

Bird Bread: A mix based on Harrison’s Bird Foods which you can use to bake your birds ‘ a cake’/’bread’. Available in three flavours, it is ideal as a conversion food, a healthy treat, for birds that enjoy human food, or as a way of introducing fruit and vegetables to your bird’s diet as these can be baked into the bread.

Pepper Lifetime Coarse: The Adult Lifetime Formula with added chilli peppers. Some birds love the spicy flavour and it can be served as a staple diet, as a healthy treat or as a conversion food. 

Hand feeding

Thischart is a guideline of which of the Harrison's hand feeding foods would be best for you to use. More information on Hand rearing can be found in the Hand feeding section.