Kaytee's Exact handfeeding formula was one of the first instant baby bird formulas on the market
Hand-fed baby birds simply make wonderful, loving and affectionate companions. The act of hand-feeding helps create a bond between the baby bird and people. When purchasing a companion bird, always ask if the bird was hand-fed.
If you have never been formally trained in hand-feeding a baby bird, it is best to purchase a baby bird that has been weaned and is eating on its own. If you are interested in hand-feeding babies, it is important to receive training from someone who is experienced. Hand-feeding of baby birds has certain risks to the animal if not properly administered and should only be done by competent individuals.
KAYTEE exact Hand-Feeding Formula is a nutritious diet for hand-feeding baby birds. Exact's high nutrition formula helps baby birds grow faster, wean earlier and develop better, brighter plumage.
If you find a baby bird, before handling or feeding, contact your local wildlife center or veterinarian for advice.
Feeding Baby Bird with Syringe
Hand-Feeding Information for Breeders
It is extremely important to follow the directions completely and thoroughly.KAYTEE exact Hand-Feeding Formula is mixed with hot, clean water to a desired consistency.Feed the hungry baby with a special hand-feeding syringe.Hatchlings must be fed about every two hours.The number of feedings decrease and the amount of food increases as the baby grows.Baby birds require 10-12 percent of their body weight per feeding.Use fresh formula at each feeding.Use proper hygiene.Monitor babies daily for growth and health.Depending on species, most birds wean between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks.