High Potency mash

Maximum nutritional formula for small birds

Uses

Year-round formula for canaries and finches as well as budgies (parakeets) and other small 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.

  • 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 8 weeks. Storing food in fridge or freezer helps maintain freshness.

Feeding directions

  • 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 list below as a guideline.

Approximate feeding amounts of High Potency Mash (HPM) and additional foods:

  • Canary / Finch:
    • 1 - 13/4 g (1 tsp) of HPM
    • ½ tsp additional foods
  • Budgie (parakeet) / Parrotlet:
    • 11/2 - 3g (1 - 2 tsp) of HPM
    • ½ - 1 tsp additional foods
  • Cockatiel / Lovebird:
    • 2 - 5g (11/2 - 3 tsp) of HPM
    • ½ - 1 tsp additional foods 
  • Dove / Pigeon:
    • 5 - 15g ( ½ - 11/2 tbs) of HPM
    • 1 - 2 tsp additional foods

Feeding of Additional Items

It is not recommended to supplement with vitamins or other bird or animal supplementary food products. Additional foods should be limited to no more than 10% of the overall diet. Offer good quality vegetables and fruits in small quantities; dark yellow meaty or dark green leafy items such as sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, spinach, mango or papaya are the most beneficial.

[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.]

Composition

*Sunflower Kernels, *Hull-less Barley, Rolled; *Toasted Soybeans, *Hulled Grey Millet, *Lentils, Rolled; *Peas, Rolled; *Peanut Kernels, *Brown Rice, Rolled; *Corn, Rolled; Toasted Oat Groats *Chia, *Sesame Seed, *Alfalfa, Monocalcium Phosphate, *Algae Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, *Sea Kelp, Salt, *Sunflower Oil, *Anise Seed.

* = CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

Nutritional additives per Kg: Vitamins: Vit A 4409 IU, Vit B1 2677 IU, Vit B2 2380 IU, Vit D3 276 IU, Vit E 99 IU, Vit B12 40mcg. Trace elements: Zinc Sulphate 13.3mg, Manganese Sulphate 4.4mg, Copper Sulphate 2.7mg.

Analytical constituents: Crude Protein (min.) 20%, Crude Fat (min.) 14%, Crude Fibre (max.) 8%, Moisture (max.) 10%.