High-energy, nutritionally balanced bird food ideal for breeding birds feeding chicks and for weaning birds. Roudybush High-Energy Breeder Adult Bird Food helps maintain your bird's healthy weight and contains extra protein to help birds gain weight lost due to breeding. This high-energy bird food also provides young birds with extra protein, calcium, and Vitamin D3 needed for the continued growth.
Specially steam-pelleted Roudybush High-Energy Breeder Adult Bird Food retains beneficial nutrients, eliminates harmful bacteria, and minimizes waste and mess. Plus, this easy-to-feed bird food is fortified with vitamins and minerals so you don't have to offer additional vitamin or mineral supplements. Roudybush High-Energy Breeder Adult Bird Food contains natural preservatives and no artificial colors or sugars.
For birds with higher calcium needs or birds being introduced to Roudybush foods, we suggest mixing 1/3 portion of Roudybush High-Energy Breeder Adult Bird Food with 2/3 portion of Roudybush Daily Maintenance Adult Bird Food (item 30107).
Please specify the pellet size that best suits your unique bird: Nibles™, Crumbles, Mini Pellets, Small Pellets, or Medium Pellets. See the More Information Tab for bird size recommendations per pellet size.
Directions: Feed as sole diet. Do not give vitamin or mineral supplements. Healthy treats may be given in moderate amounts if desired. Make sure your bird is eating the diet by evaluating her droppings. Store in a cool, dry place.
Introducing birds to pellets/Nibles/crumbles: Birds that have never been fed pellets or crumbles generally do not recognize them as food at first. Also, pellets are lower in fat than seeds, so at first most birds will not like them as much as seeds. Some birds readily accept pellets or crumbles as soon as they realize they are edible, while some individuals are very resistant to switching.
Ways to switch your birds over to pellets/Nibles/crumbles:
Controlled Cold Turkey: This method may be used with finicky, resistant birds that are starting out at a normal or excessive body weight. Remove all the old diet and fill the feeders with pellets. If you have the ability to weigh your bird, weigh first thing in the morning on the day of the switch. Weigh your bird every morning. If your bird looses more than 3-5% of its body weight, put him back on his old diet for 1-2 weeks, then try the switch again. If you are unable to weigh your bird, change the cage papers the day you make the switch and do not use litters, so you can evaluate droppings. If the fecal part of the dropping is small and dark green or black or if the droppings have no fecal portion, it means your bird is not eating. You can go for two full days for small species of birds and three full days for large species of birds. If your bird's droppings are still anorexic at the end of the switch period, put your bird back on his old diet for 1-2 weeks and then try the switch again. Most birds will switch the first time. The most finicky birds may take three attempts.
Gradual Switch: This technique works with birds that will try and eat many different foods. Mix 3/4 of the original diet with 1/4 of the Roudybush pellets or crumbles. Feed this mixture for one to two weeks. Increase the proportion of Roudybush to 1/3 and feed for one to two weeks. Continue increasing the proportion of Roudybush. When you reach 3/4 or more of Roudybush, change the cage papers and do not use litter so you can evaluate droppings. If you see anorexic droppings (see description above in Controlled Cold Turkey), add more of the original diet for a week or two. This method is slower, but safer for those owners who cannot closely monitor their birds.
Act as if you are eating the Roudybush. Many birds will try food they see their owners eating. Many birds will like the Roudybush pellets once they have tried them as treats from their owner and convert them easily after that. Always make sure your bird's droppings indicate they are eating once you completely make the switch to pellets.
Ingredients: Soybean Meal, Ground Corn, Ground Wheat, Alfalfa, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, DL-Methionine, L-Arginine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Dried Yeast, Niacin, Silicon Dioxide (anti-caking aid), Citric Acid (Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Vegetable Oil, Rosemary Extract, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Yucca schidigera Extract, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Copper Oxide, Propionic Acid (Preservative), Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Tartaric Acid, and Natural Apple Flavoring.
Crude Protein (min.) 20.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 3.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 2.0%
Moisture (max.) 12.0%
Available Phosphorus 0.61%