Higgins inTune Hand Feeding For All Baby Birds Food

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If you could understand baby bird chirps, you might hear that they’re asking for Higgins inTune Hand Feeding For All Baby Birds Food! It’s carefully formulated to meet their nutritional needs and satisfy their healthy appetites. Rice based and free of corn, artificial colors and preservatives, it delivers healthy nutritional fats from ingredients like coconut oil and macadamia nut meal. It’s also enriched with important additional vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as antioxidants in the form of docosahexaenoic (DHA) omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. With its delicious natural mango and banana flavors, you’ll have all the chicks eating out of the palm of your hand!

Key Benefits
  • Contains healthy, all-natural sources of essential fats such as coconut oil and macadamia nut meal.
  • Enhanced with vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  • Added DHA omega-3 and -6 fatty acids contribute valuable antioxidants.
  • Rice based and contains no artificial preservatives or flavors and no corn.
  • Delicious natural mango and banana flavors encourage healthy appetites.

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  • Dimensions
    7.875 x 4.5 x 12 inches
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Feeder Type
  • Farm Animal Type
  • Bird Type
    Parrot, African Grey, Amazon, Canary, Budgie, Cockatiel, Cockatoo, Conure, Finch, Hookbill, Lovebird, Macaw, Parakeet, Quaker
  • Food Form
Nutritional Info

Brown Rice, Soybean Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Dried Milk, Cane Sugar, Dried Beet Pulp (sugar removed), Dicalcium Phosphate, Bananas, Flaxseed, Casein, Brewer�s Dried Yeast, Dried Whey, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Algae Meal, Macadamia Nut Oil, Dried Cultured Skim Milk, Natural Mango Flavor, DL-Methionine, L-lysine, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Lecithin, Wheat Germ Meal, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Rosemary Extract, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Biotin, Sodium Selenite, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein21.0% min
Crude Fat13.0% min
Crude Fiber3.0% max
Moisture10.0% max
Vitamin C100 mg/kg min
Vitamin E100 IU/kg min
Omega-3 Fatty Acids0.3% min
Omega-6 Fatty Acids1.2% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.03% min
Total Lactic Acid Bacteria200000 cfu/g min

(Enterococcus Faecium, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Lactobacillus Casei)

Feeding Instructions

Higgins inTune Hand Feeding is easy to prepare and feed, but there are a few important steps to follow when preparing the formula. We recommend using filtered water that has been heated to 120�F (49�C). If unsure of the water quality, boil for a minimum of 10 minutes, and then allow the water to cool to 120�F before mixing with the hand feeding. We do not recommend using a microwave to heat the water or mixed formula as microwave heating can cause uneven heating and dangerous hot spots.

Use the mixing chart below to determine your bird�s inTune food-to-water ratio. Note that the listed ratios are a suggested guideline and may be modified depending on the age, health, type of bird and environmental temperature. Once mixed thoroughly with a spoon, allow the mixture to �rest� until an inserted thermometer registers a temperature of between 102�F - 108�F (39�C - 42�C). This is the recommended temperature to begin feeding.

NEWLY HATCHED TO 2 DAY (24 - 48 hrs) OLD CHICKS: Should be fed a �watered down� version of the formula. The formula will separate at this ratio, which is a normal occurrence. Blend well prior to each filling of the syringe to ensure adequate delivery of nutrients. A new born chick requires hydration and water soluble nutrients more than anything else at this early stage.

2 TO 5 DAY OLD CHICKS: Begin to eat a thicker formula at a ratio of 1 part inTune Hand Feeding Formula to 3 - 4 parts water. The blended formula should have the consistency of baby food or apple sauce but flows easily from the syringe or pipette.

5 DAYS OLD TO THE WEANING STAGE: Should be mixed at an even thicker ratio and blended to the consistency of a creamy pudding. Ratios listed are our recommendation as a starting point. Humidity, ambient temperature, species of bird, etc. may require slight modifications.

Feed the blended formula with a clean, disinfected syringe, spoon, tube or any other instrument you�re comfortable with. A separate syringe or utensil should be used for each individual baby chick or each incubator. Fill the feeding syringe and be sure to expel any air in the feeding end. Always feed the baby bird from the left side of its mouth. This way the syringe is pointed towards the pharynx that leads to the esophagus. If you feed from the right side, the syringe will be pointed toward the trachea and food aspiration can occur. Aspiration can also occur when the baby bird is reluctant to feed or the formula is dispensed before the baby bird�s natural feeding response. Feed the blended formula with the baby bird�s natural feeding response (head bobbing up and down rapidly). This is a natural way of feeding and decreases the likelihood of formula being inhaled. Feed until the baby bird�s crop is nicely rounded or it refuses any more food. It is important to not over-feed the chick as that could lead to regurgitation. Each feeding should consist of 8% to 12% of the baby chick�s weight. After feeding, wipe away any remaining food found on and around the beak area. Place baby bird back in a warm area or incubator. Clean and sanitize all utensils and discard any unused blended inTune Hand Feeding Formula immediately to avoid microbial growth.

OTHER IMPORTANT FEEDING GUIDELINES: Baby birds need to be fed on a routine schedule. Newly hatched baby birds need to be fed every 2 hours. Their crops should empty or almost empty at this frequency. This will indicate if the baby bird is getting the right amount of food in between feedings. As your baby bird grows, its feeding frequency will decrease from every 2 hours and lengthen slowly to every 6 to 8 hours, depending on age, sex, and environmental temperature. Monitoring weight gain and loss is one of the more proactive ways to ensure your baby birds are thriving and maintaining a healthy development. Baby birds should be weighed every morning to maintain proper weight gains and monitor overall growth. If you notice your baby bird�s crop slow down in between feedings or the crop still has food from the prior feeding, take the following steps immediately: (1) Check that the brooding temperature is adequate. Usually, this will be the cause of crop slowdowns. (2) Thin out the formula at a ratio of 1 part inTune to 3 parts water for 24 hours and then slowly return to the normal concentration within the next 24 hours. (3) If after 36 hours there is no noted improvement, consult a professional avian veterinarian immediately.

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    Baby Quakers

    By Cheryl on Jun 2, 2021

    Happy, and order got here fast! My friend found baby Quakers and I raised them. They are now flying all over. I was so relieved the order got here in excellent time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    bird food was great

    By colleen on May 24, 2021

    my baby birds luv this food!! even though i had a hard time getting it (had to ship from airizona to fl?, crazy, chewy made my order right. i will continue to order from chewy

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    Best supplemental for My crossbeak

    By Misty on Apr 30, 2021

    I could not have asked for a better supplement for my crossbeak chicken! I love this!

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