Exact Original formula has made Kaytee a leader in the bird food market. Combining the highest quality ingredients with essential nutrients in a special pasteurizing process produces this crunchy, seed-shaped nugget. Designed to support normal bird activity such as molting, growth, and breeding. Parrot/Conure formula contains DHA Omega-3 fatty acids for heart, brain, and visual functions and L-Carnitine for improved metabolism.
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Converting to Exact Original: If your bird is not familiar with processed food, use one of the three following conversion methods. Watch your bird closely during any conversion method to insure it is receiving the right amount of food.
If any problems result, or if your bird is being extremely difficult to convert, return to the previous step in the conversion process. After approximately seven days, continue with the conversion process.
1 part exact to 3 parts current food
2 parts exact to 2 parts current food
3 parts exact to 1 part current food
After 14 days
Feed exact only. Your bird should be completely converted.
Free Choice Method
After 14 days, continue for another two weeks by putting exact in the bottom of the current food (about 10%) on top. Gradually reduce the amount of current food or offer it on alternate days. This method is very easy on the bird since the bird is able to choose what it eats and slowly adapt to the new diet.
Within one month, even the most difficult bird can be converted with this method.Immediate Conversion
This method works best with young birds and those accustomed to a widely varied diet. Sudden food changes may be refused by finicky eaters and may be dangerous to birds which are not healthy.
Observe your bird closely when using this method. Check its body weight or breast muscle size to watch for weight loss. If your bird loses over 10% of its body weight, provide a mixture of current food and exact for about 3 days before returning exclusively to exact.
Daily Feeding Instructions
Exact Original is designed to be the bird's sole diet. Limit additional foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, or other treats to 20% of the bird's total diet. When used as directed, no additional vitamin or mineral supplements are recommended.
Ingredients:Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Ground Oat Groats, Wheat Middlings, Corn Gluten Meal, Dried Whole Egg, Dried Beet Pulp, Soy Oil, Ground Flaxseed, Soybean Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Corn Sugar, Wheat Germ Meal, L-Lysine, Dried Cane Molasses, Salt, Whole Cell Algae Meal (source of DHA), Fructooligosaccharide, Brewers Dried Yeast, Vitamin A Supplement, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Yeast Extract, Yucca schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Manganous Oxide, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Niacin, Rosemary Extract, Citric Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, L-Carnitine, Copper Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cholecalciferol (source of Vitamin D3), Beta-Carotene, Canthaxanthin, Folic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Biotin, Cobalt Carbonate, Sodium Selenite, Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product, Natural Flavors.