Hand Rearing Food for Baby Birds.
Formulated to give your birds a flying start. Predigestives and Probotic® in Neocare ensure babies get all the nutrition they need to grow into spectacular hand reared birds. The Probotic® feeds their digestive system with good bacteria, and the predigestives provide good absorption of energy and protein to help kick start their growth. Use it in babies straight from the brooder, or those pulled from the nest for hand rearing.
Neocare follows nature by providing a form of “crop milk”, essential for the well being of incubated babies and is a great help in those you pull from the nest to hand rear.
Recommended for: the species we commonly hand rear including Parrots, Cockatoos, Finches, Canaries, Pigeons and Doves. Suitable for use from hatching through to weaning.
Also Suitable For: All Parrots as a complete hand rearing formula.
Can use with: Neocare should not be used with any other supplement, unless advised by a veterinarian. Neocare is a veterinary balanced food, mixing other foods or supplements will dilute the nutrition and unbalance a young bird’s diet. If hand feeding from hatching, an electrolyte formula should be fed for the first 24+ hrs or until the bird passes its first dropping. Neocare is then fed at a runny consistency and thickened over a period of days.
Ingredients: Isolated Soy Protein, Oats, Corn, Vegetable oil, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamins and minerals, Probotic® & Predigestives.
Feeding: Neocare is a fine powder that is mixed with hot water to give the desired mix. For newly hatched babies make a very dilute mix and give a few drops until the baby passes its first dropping. Then feed as required and slowly increase the thickness of the mix until by day 5 they are getting a mix that will fall through the prongs of a fork.
Neocare should be used as the sole source of hand rearing food until weaning. At weaning introduce the birds to either Maintenance Pellets or South American Mix and soft fruit and vegetables.
Most babies reared on Neocare will readily take to pellets.
Hand Rearing is a difficult process; if your birds fail to thrive seek advice from Vetafarm or other professional source.
If you have chicks in the nest you wish to supplementary feed then simply make up a mix of Neocare and crop feed as required – it will boost those slow babies so they can compete with nest mates for food.
Crude Protein 21%
Crude Fat 17%
Crude Fibre 3%
Max Salt 0.5%