Power Treats are a hit with Coco!

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Special thanks to Coco’s momma (Robin in North Carolina) for allowing us to post this pics of her lovely Amazon digging into some tasty, certified organic Power Treats with Brazilian Palm Fruit Oil.
“Coco has been a Harrison’s eater since she was hatched”
Just look at those lush green feathers!

Joey Loves Harrison’s Bird Foods – Part II

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After posting our first images of Joey we recieved these new “before and afters” and Joey’s playground. Note the improvement in Joey’s feathers, beak and feet.. Even more important than the improvements you can physically see are the internal ones you can’t see..

Joey’s Story: “I inherited Joey from my PawPaw after he passed away in August of 2008. At the time, she had been mostly fed a diet of pistachios. While I know my grandparents did the best they knew how, I wanted to honor my PawPaw by giving Joey the best life possible. Thank goodness for Dr. Strother from the North Alabama Cat and Bird Clinic. She highly recommended Harrison’s for Joey and gave me a sample to take home. Like I said in the earlier email, the transition was a snap and Joey was hooked after only 3 days! Her Vet records show that all her levels are right on target and that she is completely healthy.” – Elli
Special thanks to Elli for sharing her wonderful story and photos of Joey with us. 🙂

Joey Loves Harrison’s Bird Foods!

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We get mail! We often get letters and photos from satified customers. Recently Elli sent us these pics of Joey the cockatoo digging into some fresh High Potency Coarse.. Looks like Joey might need some more Harrison’s, quick!
“Dear Dr. Harrison,

Dr. Strother at North Alabama Cat & Bird Clinic suggested Harrison’s for my 20 year old female Cockatoo Joey. So, I came here to buy. The transition to Harrison’s pellets was as easy as pie, and Joey dives into it like it’s going out of style! Thank you so much for providing us bird lovers with a quality organic pellet for our babies! I wanted you to see some pictures of Joey diving into a Harrison’s bag. It’s quite funny and I now have to hide it from her!

Thanks again,

Elli”

 

 

All New Harrisons’ VETERINARY STUDENT PROGRAM

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Click HERE to view full details (.pdf)

Want to become an entrepreneur while attending veterinary school?
…and support your avian/exotic animal club at the same time?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

• Start with a free $250 credit with which to make your first purchase.

• Receive a deep discount (20% below wholesale) for sales to fellow
students and faculty.

• Take advantage of the discounts for your own pets.

• Receive educational and promotional materials (brochures,
rack cards) to support your growing enterprise.

• Gain knowledge and experience with these products that will prepare
you for success following graduation.

• Develop business skills while you are still in school by responsibly
clearing balances on time and designating profits for subsequent
orders and club activities and guest speakers.

Interested?
Contact Bobby at
Bobby@HarrisonsPetProducts.com
or call 800-346-0269.

Kakarikis Mango and Melon try Harrison’s Bird Bread – and Love It!

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Special thanks to Laura D. (Lincolnshire, UK) for letting us use these wonderful images of her pet Kakarikis Mango and Melon trying Harrison’s Bird Bread Mix for the first time!

“Kakarikis in general are wonderful birds, while they do not fit in as making great pets due to the space and exercise needed they fitted into my lifestyle perfectly. I never wanted a parrot I’d have to cuddle and walk around with, they are wonderful to watch fly around the house and make an absolute mess!

After Mango fell ill Christmas Eve and was diagnosed with psittacosis, we had to make a hard decision to treat or not so we gave it a go. This means all my flock have been under strict quarantine and life has changed a bit. I even had to put breeding budgies to side and focus and getting everyone well. threw the toughest of times. You can still hear my Kakarikis making kissy noises and screaming ‘hello’ from their room.

Melon was a rescue from a family who owned three parrots, they started fighting so the family clipped their wings and threatened to release her into the wild. a rescue family came along who took on many animals and the little girl in who they named ‘Beau’. They treated her like gold and was spoilt rotten, I was then chosen to take her on. Now her flights are grown back in, she is more confident happy bird and isn’t scared of trying her best at anything!

I think they are brave little soldiers! with a heart of gold.”

I asked for some samples of Harrisons through the post and both Kakarikis took to them no problem, i then went to place an order and noticed the bird bread was on offer- why not get some too!
When they arrived I had so much fun cooking them and made some lovely cute muffins and a slap.
My birds love them (even the budgies!) and they are a wonderful treat.”

Thanks again to Laura D. and our friends at The Avian Avenue!

The GABRIEL FOUNDATION needs your help.

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Our friends at The Gabriel Foundation need your help. Always working towards bettering the lives of parrots, these hard working folks have donated their time, money and resources over the years and have recently been inundated with new situations (see the Pueblo, CO rescue below) and are in dire need of your support.

Harrisons’ Pet Products has long been a supporter of the Gabriel Foundation, regularaly donating bird foods and other items. On Feb. 2, 2010 Harrisons’ donated 500lbs of Harrison’s High Potency Coarse along with various other avian support items.

Please contact The Gabriel Foundation and let them know how you can help.
http://thegabrielfoundation.org/

303-629-5900

Tips to Reduce Feather Destructive Behavior

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Feather Picking and other self destructive behaviors are a common problem seen in pet birds. Dealing with such a situation often requires a multilayered approach. Proper nutrion is the foundation of recovery but many other things may be at play.

Harrison’s Pet Products now offers the following printable .pdf:
Tips to Reduce Feather Destructive Behavior
which covers many options for birds suffering from this issue.

HARRISON’S BIRD BREAD as a Conversion Tool for Small Bird Species

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Switching a bird to Harrison’s is generally a simple conversion process. For many birds it’s as simple as just offering the food, confirming that the bird is indeed eating the food (not hiding or tossing it) then remove the previous diet and keeping a close eye on the bird’s eating and pooping habits*.

Sometimes birds ignore new food offerings and require some help switching. Abandoining the conversion process is not doing your bird any favors and there are tools available to help make switching “tough” birds an easy process. One such tool is the use of Harrison’s Bird Bread Mix, a  certified organic, bake-at-home bread mix that is well received by birds, large and small..

Check out the following conversion via Harrison’s Bird Bread documentation:

BUDGIE CONVERSION MADE EASY WITH HARRISON’S BIRD BREAD MIX:

Successful trial conversion
A very stubborn pair of budgies who were on a strict diet of grocery store spray millet were brought to us for a conversion trial.

We spent week one observing eating habits and introduced AVIx Bird Builder to their water. The pair was ravenous for spray millet but turned up their beaks to anything else offered.

At that point we baked up a batch of Harrison’s Bird Bread in small muffin shapes with spray millet mixed into the bread. The bread was broken up into pieces and placed on top of a clean paper towel at the bottom of the cage.

As expected, for the first few days the pair sorted through the muffins for the millet. On day three though we observed that they were also now eating bits of the Bird Bread. The amount of millet mixed into the bread was reduced and eventually replaced with High Potency Fine. After a few more days the millet was completely removed and High potency Fine was scattered amongst the pieces of Bird Bread on top of the white paper towel.

Within a few days not only were they off spray millet completely and they were now eating only Bird Bread and HPF.

*(A bird that stops or slows in regard to pooping may not be eating enough). Always keep a food on hand that you know your bird will eat during the conversion process.
Quick Tips For Converting Your Bird’s Diet

If you are switching your bird and have questions don’t hesitate to contact  Harrison’s:
800-346-0269
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