Mix hot water with correct volume (see chart below) of Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula (alternatively, use cold water and microwave). CAUTION: Always mix food completely and beware of hot spots.
Because of Tropicans beneficial gelatinization properties, it will take a minute to fully moisturize with water. Therefore, fine tuning the consistency is advised. Simply add a little bit more water if needed.
Final temperature should be slightly above body temperature (38°C-100°F) and should never be fed to chicks in excess of 40.5°C (105°F). An accurate, calibrated thermometer should always be used to verify the desired temperature. Overheated food can burn delicate mouth, throat and crop tissues. The suggested brooder temperature (see chart below) should be used as a guideline for keeping chicks at proper temperature.
Tropican Hand-Feeding Formula for Baby Parrots is a complete diet. Do not dilute this food with other baby foods or its complete dietary balance will be lost, and the mixture may become deficient in vital nutrients.
Baby Age (days) Hot Water to Dry Formula Ratio Baby Brooder Guideline Temperature
0-2 90% / 10% 35.5°C – 36.5°C 96°F – 98°F
3-7 85% / 15% 33.5°C – 34.5°C 92°F – 94°F
7-21 80% / 20% 30.0°C – 32.5°C 86°F – 90°F
21+ 75% / 25% 27.0°C – 30.5°C 80°F – 86°F
Ground corn, soybean meal, corn gluten meal, ground wheat, ground brown rice, ground dehulled sunflower seeds, ground dehulled peanuts, sugar, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, dried yeast, ground flaxseed, lecithin, dried beet pulp, dried kelp, oat groats, L-lysine, choline chloride, DL-methionine, biotin, vitamin E supplement, niacin, calcium L-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, rosemary extract, beta-carotene, copper sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, inositol, folic acid, vitamin A supplement, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, vitamin D3 supplement.
Crude protein min 22.0%
Crude fat min 10.0%
Crude fiber max 3.5%
Moisture max 9%
Calcium min 1%
Phosphorus min 0.8%
Iron max 85 mg/kg
Vitamin A min 5,500 IU/kg
Vitamin D3 min 550 IU/kg
Vitamin E min 220 IU/kg
Beta-Carotene min 0.42 mg/kg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids min 0.03%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids min 0.25%