Over 80% of avian disease is thought to be linked to malnutrition. Many diets contain food items of the wrong type, resulting in a lack of essential nutrients or, equally importantly, an excess of potentially harmful ones. Even offering a mix of foods can be flawed as many birds have the habit of buffet feeding, and will pick certain items from the bowl and not get the full range of foods necessary to get a nutritional balance.
This nutritional imbalance may cause minor ailments, but can also bring about fatal diseases. Birds fed on an inadequate diet may survive, but they certainly will not thrive.
Avian veterinarians therefore recommend feeding a formulated diet.
Harrison’s Bird foods are scientifically formulated to provide a balance of essential nutrients to ensure a healthy diet for your birds. Seed-based
diets, and many home-made mixes, are often nutritionally deficient, and the bird will often selectively feed, which can exacerbate the imbalances. A
pet bird which eats a seed-based diet, even if this is supplemented with fruit
and vegetables, is not getting all the nutrients it needs to remain
healthy. Adding vitamin and mineral supplements to the diets to correct any deficiencies is recognised as an inadequate and unreliable method - it is much better to offer a nutritionally complete diet, than to serve something known to be deficient and then try to correct it with supplements.
It is a matter of fact that malnutrition is the leading cause
of death in pet birds. Harrison's Bird Foods were developed by avian
veterinarians, leading aviculturists and top avian nutritionists to be
the leading formulated foods available.
As co-developer of Harrison's Bird Diets, and world-renown avian
Veterinarian, Dr Greg Harrison
"Harrison's is fully fortified with vitamins. It is a proven complete diet that yields the best long term health results of any documented commercial or homemade diet. Harrison's is the only diet proven to prevent metabolic bone disease, as well as prevent and reduce elevated cholesterol."
Harrison’s Bird Foods are made with premium-quality, human-grade cereals and are certified organic.
By using organically sourced ingredients, Harrison’s have eliminated
the risk of pet parrots ingesting exogenous toxins often associated with
the growing, storage and manufacturing processes. As they are organic,
potentially harmful herbicides, pesticides, preservatives and synthetic
colourings are eliminated from the Harrison’s Bird Food range.
HBD screens all of its products for pathogenic
bacteria, moulds (mycotoxins) and various natural enzymes (e.g. trypsin)
to assure safety for consumption by birds and other animals. For a
greater insight into the organic nature of Harrison's Bird Foods please
see the organic section.
Harrison's foods are manufactured using a low-temperature extrusion process, so the food’s natural qualities are preserved and digestibility is improved.
Quite simply, Harrison's Bird Foods are health foods for birds. By introducing the first foods made from certified organic ingredients and specifically formulated, Harrison's has literally transformed the feeding of pet birds!
By drawing on the combined expertise of veterinarians, nutritionists and aviculturists, Harrison’s have produced a premium range of scientifically formulated foods that provide pet birds with the levels of macro- and micro-nutrients they require for good health.
Harrison’s Bird Foods are used and recommended by leading avian vets both UK and worldwide, as they believe they result in the best diet for pet birds.