A complete diet for large psittacines. This diet is specially formulated for non-breeding birds (young birds after the first molt up to breeding age and for birds kept in non-breeding situations).
Features & Benefits
Specially formulated with balanced nutrition - Use as the primary diet for non-breeding birds.
Nutritionally Complete - Requires no mixing or supplementation.
Extruded form - Prevents sorting of ingredients and helps reduce the risk of nutrient deficiencies.
Better than pellets - fewer fines and increased digestibility.
Better than seeds - Less waste (20-50% of seed weight is hulled).
Reduced diet preparation - Less time chopping fruit and veggies.
Formulation allows for supplementation with species appropriate food items - Can include up to 20% (by weight) of diet as produce, seeds, etc. to encourage natural feeding behaviors and for training and enrichment.
No artificial colors or flavors
Natural sources of pigments, and antioxidants
Extruded particles: 5/16" round particles.
3 lb. resealable poly bag.
Crude protein not less than
Crude fat not less than
Crude fiber not more than
Ash not more than
Moisture not more than
This diet should be fed to non-breeding birds. Feed this diet to young birds after they have their first molt and until they reach breeding age. This diet should also be fed to birds which are not kept for breeding purposes. Any time a bird is not breeding or raising young for periods of over one month, they should be fed Mazuri® Parrot Maintenance Diet.
To switch birds from seeds (or any diet they are currently being fed) to Mazuri® Parrot Maintenance Diet, do a gradual changeover, starting with 90% seed (of current diet) and 10% Mazuri® Parrot Maintenance Diet. On each succeeding day, reduce the amount of seeds by 10% while increasing the amount of Mazuri Parrot Maintenance Diet by 10%. On the 10th day, the diet should consist only of Mazuri® Parrot Maintenance Diet.
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 Maintenance 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 Maintenance Diet, the excreta will be a brownish-green color.
Average Feed Weights available on the product sheet.
For best results, ensure polybag seal is fully closed during storage, or store contents of open paper sack in container with sealing lid. Polybag diets are packaged in sealed containers under nitrogen to ensure optimal freshness. Store in a cool (75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Freezing with not harm the diet and may extend freshness. Adhere to the "Best if used by" date.
Ground corn, wheat middlings, dehulled soybean meal, corn gluten meal, soybean oil, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, wheat germ, brewers dried yeast, calcium propionate, dried egg product, salt, dl-methionine, l-lysine, mixed tocopherols (a natural preservative), ascorbic acid, citric acid, rosemary extract, lecithin, choline chloride, beta-carotene, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (vitamin K), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (natural source of vitamin E),vitamin A acetate, niacin, zinc oxide, manganous oxide, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B12 supplement, cobalt carbonate, marigold extract, riboflavin, canthaxanthin, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, zinc sulfate, folic acid, calcium iodate, biotin, sodium selenite, copper sulfate.