- This diet should be fed to prepare the birds for breeding and throughout the breeding season. If the birds are seasonal breeders or they are managed to be seasonal breeders, offer the Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet at the start of the breeding season. If the birds are bred all year, feed this diet continuously. Wean young birds on this diet and continue feeding until first molt. After first molt, switch birds to Mazuri® Parrot Maintenance Diet.
- To switch birds from seeds (or any diet they are currently being fed) to Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet, do a gradual changeover, starting with 90% seed (or current diet) and 10% Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet. On each succeeding day, reduce the amount of seeds by 10% while increasing the amount of Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet by 10%. On the 10th day, the diet should consist only of Mazuri® Parrot Breeder
- Monitor the bird’s weight and behavior carefully during the conversion period. Be specially attentive during the 10th to 12th day. If the bird is losing weight, or if the bird is not consuming the product, offer the bird a mix of 50% seed and 50% Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet and restart the conversion process from this point. If the bird is not eating, the excreta color will become dark green and the volume will decrease. If the bird is consuming the Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet, the excreta will be a brownish-green color.
- Feeding Mazuri® Parrot Breeder Diet at 60% of the diet will meet the nutritional requirements of birds at maintenance (offer seeds, produce and nuts for the other 40%). However, protein and calcium requirements of breeding birds are not met at the 60% feeding rate.
For best results, store contents of open bag in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool (75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Freezing will not harm the diet and may extend freshness. Use within 1 year of bag manufacturing.
Ground corn, dehulled soybean meal, corn gluten meal, soybean oil, wheat middlings, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, wheat germ, brewers dried yeast, calcium propionate (a preservative), dried egg product, salt, dl-methionine, l-lysine, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative; ascorbic acid, citric acid, rosemary extract, lecithin), choline chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural source of vitamin E), manganous oxide, beta-carotene, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), zinc oxide, niacin, ferrous carbonate, vitamin B12 supplement, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, canthaxanthin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin mononitrate, zinc sulfate, folic acid, vitamin A acetate, calcium iodate, marigold extract, biotin, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).