High Potency Pepper Fine

Spicy maximum nutritional formula for small to medium birds


Year-round formula, with added spicy cayenne pepper, for conures, lories, quakers, cockatiels, lovebirds, doves and other small to medium parrots.

It can also be fed as a treat to all birds who enjoy a spicy pepper flavour.

  • Conversion: All birds should start out and remain on High Potency Formula for a period of at least 6 months.

  • Can be fed as a treat for birds which love spicy, pepper flavoured foods.
  • Special needs: For birds that are moulting, 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.

Veterinary surgeons - this product can be ordered through your wholesaler, or contact us for ordering information.

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.

Caution: Contains organic cayenne pepper powder - Do not breathe contents; Wash hands immediately after handling; May irritate eyes and skin

Approximate feeding amounts of High Potency Pepper Fine (HPP) and additional foods:

When feeding as the main part of the diet:

  • Budgie:
    • 11/2 - 3g (1 - 2 tsp) of HPP
    • ½ - 1 tsp additional foods
  • Cockatiel / Lovebird:
    • 2 - 5g (11/2 - 3 tsp) of HPP
    • ½ - 1 tsp additional foods 
  • Quaker:
    • 3 - 7g (2 - 4 tsp) of HPP
    • 1 - 11/2 tsp additional foods 
  • Lory* / Conure:
    • 5 - 9g (3 - 5 tsp) of HPP
    • 1 - 2 tsp additional foods 
  • Pionus:
    • 10 - 15g ( 1 - 11/2 tbs) of HPP
    • 1 - 2 tsp additional foods 
  • Amazons / Eclectus:
    • 15 - 30g ( 11/2 - 3 tbs) of HPP
    • 1 - 2 tsp additional foods
  • African Greys:
    • 15 - 30g ( 11/2 - 3 tbs) of HPP
    • 11/2 - 2 tsp additional foods

*for lories, soak the formula in 2 tbs of water and ½ tsp of corn syrup

When feeding as a treat:

When feeding another Harrison's food as the main part of the diet, High Potency Pepper Fine should comprise up to 30% of the diet. As a guide this is...

  • small birds, 1/8g - 11/2g per day
  • medium birds, up to 3g per day
  • large birds, up to 9g per day

Feeding of additional items

  • Harrison's products should make up 75-80% by volume of your bird's diet.
  • It is recommended that 15-20% by volume of the overall diet should be good quality, ideally organic, vegetables and fruits. 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.
  • It is recommended that 5% by volume of the overall diet should be high quality, ideally organic, items which provide a rich source of omega-3s. Examples include chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, or certain nuts. See this article for more information on the reasons for, and benefits of, including these items.  
  • It is not recommended to supplement with vitamins or other bird or animal supplementary products.

[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.]


*Hulled Grey Millet, *Hull-less Barley, *Corn, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Peas, *Lentils, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Brown Rice, *Chia, *Alfalfa, *Red Pepper Powder, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, *Sea Kelp, Salt, *Algae Meal, *Sunflower Oil.


Nutritional additives per Kg: Vitamins: Vit A 2205 IU, Vit B1 1340 IU, Vit B2 1192 IU, Vit D3 138 IU, Vit E 50 IU, Vit B12 20mcg. Trace elements: Zinc Sulphate 6.6mg, Manganese Sulphate 2.2mg, Copper Sulphate 1.3mg.

Analytical constituents: Crude Protein (min.) 20%, Crude Fat (min.) 12%, Crude Fibre (max.) 5%, Moisture (max.) 10%.