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Juvenile Formula

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Harrison's Juvenile Formula is a nutritionally complete diet for  the hand-feeding of large psittacine chicks from day one and other baby parrots over seven days of age until weaning (see chart above)

This formula should not be used in cockatiels under 21 days of age.

Special uses: In common with Recovery and Neonate formulas, Juvenile formula can be used as a digestive aid, for hospitalised birds that require supplemental feeding; birds with beak injury; tube feeding for diet conversion of extremely stubborn birds.

• Nutritious formula for hand-feeding psittacine chicks until weaning.
• Can be used following post-hatch feeding of Neonate Formula for selected parrots (see below).
• Supports birds recovering from illness or injuries that may need supplemental feeding and birds that are losing weight during a diet conversion.


Hatch to 7 days
7 to 21 days
21 days to weaning
Other uses
Protein 26% (min)
Fat 14% (min)
Fibre % (min)
Moisture 10% (min)
Protein 35% (min)
Fat 19% (min)
Fibre 1% (min)
Moisture 10% (min)
Small insectivorous birds with an apparent inability to digest cornstarch *Anorexia with slowed gastrointestinal emptying time
*As a dietary transition for recovering patients
* Medical and surgical patients that are recovering from pansystemic failure
*For debilitated or injured birds
Protein 18% (min)
Fat 11% (min)
Fibre 4% (min)
Moisture 10% (min)
Baby Macaws, Cockatoos, African Greys, Amazons, Conures, Pionus from day 1 *Hospitalized birds that require supplemental feeding
*Birds with beak injury
Other parrots to weaning


Feeding Directions:
Caution: The correct feeding technique must be used in order to prevent injury to the bird or inhalation of the formula that could result in pneumonia or death.

• From day 1 for pionus, African greys, Amazons, cockatoos, conures and macaws.
• From day 7 for other parrots.
• From day 21 for cockatiels.

• Step 1: Gently feel the crop to determine that it is almost empty before feeding.
• Step 2: Mix fresh: Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula and bottled “drinking water” heated to approximately 103°F (39°C). Follow proportion of formula to water as directed by your avian veterinarian for the age of your bird. Do not microwave. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Chicks with their eyes opened should be fed 3-4 times daily, and birds with feathers emerging, 2-3 times daily.

• Step 3: Feeding with an irrigation syringe is probably the most universally successful technique. As one faces the bird, position the syringe to enter the oral cavity from the left side of the bird’s beak and direct it toward the right side of the bird’s neck. Deposit the food into the bird’s mouth and, as it swallows, the normal feeding response closes off the trachea and prevents aspiration of the formula into the lungs.
• Step 4: Feed the bird until the crop is full but not overstuffed, and clean the excess formula from the bird’s beak, feathers and enclosure.

Ingredients: *Ground Hulled Millet, *Ground Hi Oleic Sunflower Kernel, *Ground Hulless Barley, *Ground Yellow Corn, *Ground Soybeans, *Ground Shelled Peanuts, *Ground Split Green Pea, *Ground Green Lentils, *Ground Toasted Oat Groats, *Ground Brown Rice, *Tapioca Maltodextrin, *Psyllium, *Ground Sun Dried Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, *Algae Meal, Montmorillonite Clay, *Ground Dried Sea Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Natural Trace Mineral Salt, *Vegetable Oil, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, d-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Sodium Selenite.

Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min.) 18%, crude fat (min.) 11%, crude fiber (max.) 4%, moisture (max.) 10%.