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Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby Bird Food 19/12 Formula (5 lbs.)

Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby Bird Food 19/12 Formula (5 lbs.)

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Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby Bird Food 19/12 Formula (5 lbs.) Information

Having pet birds around the house is a different pleasure altogether. Enjoying their bright plumage add to the ambiance of your home making it cozier and more colorful. Listening to your birds chirp is a lot of fun; especially if you have a lot of sunlight, and there's wind blowing through your house, giving you a very natural feeling.

However while it is very enjoyable to hear a caged bird sing, it's a different level of enjoyment if you are able to approach your bird, hand feed it and it doesn't get scared or fly away. It is truly special to have that level of trust, acceptance and connection between the fully grown handfed bird and its owner.

If you would like to have this special relationship with your smaller caged bird; in addition to buying your bird at an early enough age, you also need to invest in the right feeds. Not all birds would exhibit a tamed behavior if you get them too old. You have to get them at the right age. Talk to your bird breeder to figure out the age limit for the species of the bird you are looking to hand feed.

You also need to know what age is too young. Look for a sweet spot between old enough to be handfed and young enough to be trained. This can be very tricky. While there are many books out there that have this piece of advice, always balance it with real world experience of your bird's breeder.

If you are looking for a nutritionally complete bird feed formula for handfed birds, look for Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby Bird Food 19/12 Formula from Pet Store. Unlike bird feeds, which are obviously seeds or pellets, are designed for adult birds; baby chicks need liquid diet, specifically liquid mush. However not all liquid diets are beneficial or healthy for your baby bird.

Some bird owners use human baby formula like Gerber's or other similar formula but that's a mistake. Human food has a different nutritional profile than that of specifically designed baby bird food. When looking for a baby bird food that's designed specifically for hand feeding baby birds, always remember that they must have the right blend of minerals, vitamins, proteins and energy, needed to grow and wean baby birds very quickly. Look for Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby Bird Food 19/12 Formula for these purposes.

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    19/12 is the formula of choice for most species.  Works very well for African Birds, Macaws, Conures, Pionus, Cockatiels, Love birds and Quakers.  19% protein and 12% fat.  .  Handrearing should be stored in a cool, dry place, refrigerated or placed in a deep freezer.  Properly stored, Handrearing will remain fresh until the expiration date printed on each package.

    • Packaged in 5 lb. bags
    • Manufactured 4 per case

    Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby Bird Food 19/12 Formula (5 lbs.) Reviews

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    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 10/7/2012 from JOHNSTON, RI UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert

    Comments: i always loved pretty bird handfeeding. it is easy to.mix. the birds enjoy the taste better then the product that is always in the pet stores. my.babies enjoy the pretty bird and i have tried them all. pretty birds is the best.

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    Smelled Nasty

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    Posted: 8/25/2012 from PERTH AMBOY, NJ UNITED STATES
    1.5 5
    Experience Level: Intermediate

    Comments: I don't know how my baby Parakeets could stand the taste of this stuff, but just the smell of it would make me gag! I also had some problems in mixing it up for them. Either it would be too watery or way too lumpy. It would take me at least 10 minutes to get ALL the lumps out, so it could be sucked up into the syringe to feed the babies. Now, don't get me wrong, the product is good in the way that these babies ate it and always wanted more, but geesh, it literally made me sick to my stomach while mixing it up.

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    Pretty Bird Hand Rearing Baby

    Reviewers Rating Excellent!

    Posted: 3/3/2009 from AURORA, IN UNITED STATES
    5.0 5
    Experience Level: Expert

    Comments: I have been breeding birds for over 10 years and have used other types of hand rearing formulas and I always go back to Pretty Bird because I like the results I get. Pretty Bird formula always stays the same in texture without getting hard in the crop. With other formulas I have experienced 'slow crop' but not with Pretty Bird. It has a pleasent smell and mixes easily.

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