If you have pet birds that have been recently weaned, then this is the perfect time for you to teach them how to be less dependent on their parents and more reliant on themselves. You can do this by beginning to feed them solid food until they get used to it. The Zupreem Embrace Hand Feed from Pet Store is the perfect diet to start things off. It is available in a five-pound pack that is enough to satisfy the hunger of your friends for a couple of weeks.
The Zupreem Embrace Hand Feed is meant to be fed to baby birds that are still used to being fed by their mother. Though this comes in a pellet form, it is still softer than regular food, allowing your pet to consume this easily because their beaks are still not strong enough to break into harder textures. It is filled with protein that will help your friends develop a stronger and leaner body. It contains a large dose of vitamins to prevent any illnesses.
With the Zupreem Embrace Hand Feed, you can spend more time with your pets by helping them eat their food. At the same time, you can train them to make the most of their weaning stage by teaching the birds to stand on their own feet.
ZuPreem® Embrace Hand-Feeding Formula
ZuPreem® Embrace® and Embrace® Plus Hand-Feeding Formulas are nutritionally complete diets developed specifically for the hand feeding of baby birds.
EMBRACE is formulated with moderate levels of fat and protein. Suitable for most species of Old World psittacines (hookbills) and passerines (softbills), including cockatoos, cockatiels, parakeets and lovebirds during growth. In addition, Embrace is an excellent diet to feed debilitated or anorexic birds, and orphaned wild birds.
- Unique, creamy consistency preferred by professional breeders
Stays mixed in solution and in the crop so babies safely consume and easily digest essential nutrients,
not just water. For maximum results, read the mixing instructions on the bag or bucket
- Energy-dense formula
Results in superior weight gain so birds move quickly to the weaning stage
- Fixed formula, balanced nutrition
No supplements required – consistent dependable nutrition in every bag
- Naturally preserved
Contains no ethoxyquin
- Stringent quality control standards
State-of-the-art manufacturing procedures using fresh wholesome ingredients
- Exclusive ZuPreem OptiNutrient System™
Helps ensure stronger, healthier baby birds
- Probiotic Bacillus encourages beneficial intestinal microorganisms
Lactobacillus aids in proper digestion and the absorption of important nutrients
- Feeding instructions on every bag and bucket
Gives guidelines for correct feeding during the challenging hand-feeding stage
Shelf-life: One year from date of manufacture.
Feed the baby bird on a regular schedule each day and monitor its weight as it grows. Feeding intervals will vary based on species and age of the bird.
Newly hatched chicks – If fed a proper formula consistency,
newly hatched chicks will empty their crops in one to two hours.
They should be fed every two hours to ensure they are hydrated
and have adequate growth. Formula consistency should be
one part Embrace formula to four parts water, approximately
the consistency of a beaten egg.
Age four to 14 days – Over the next 10 days, thicken the
formula every other day until it is the consistency of baby
applesauce or one part Embrace formula to three parts water.
Age 14 days to weaning – After 14 days, the baby bird
should be able to digest a formula with the consistency of thick
applesauce or one part Embrace formula to two parts water.
The number of daily feedings required and the age of weaning
will vary based on the species of the bird. For best results,
carefully read the mixing and feeding instructions printed on the
product bag. Consult an avian professional if you have questions
about hand feeding.
At the end of the hand-feeding stage, slowly introduce the bird
to ZuPreem AvianWeaning™ Diet.This diet helps provide a less
stressful transition between hand feeding and the adult food cup.
Note – As an indicator of health, always monitor for changes
in weight and body condition. Provide adequate amounts of
food to maintain body condition, preventing excessive thinness