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A Premium First-Use Formula for Small to Medium Birds

  • CONVERSION TO HARRISON'S: All birds should start out and remain on High Potency formula for a period of at least 6 months at approximately 70% of the total diet. Switch to Adult Lifetime formula after the 6-month introductory period.
  • BREEDING BIRDS: High Potency formula should be fed 1-2 months prior to the breeding period and continued until the chicks are weaned or for at least 6 months before resuming Adult Lifetime formula.
  • WEANING BIRDS: High Potency formula should be fed to weaning birds for at least 6-9 months.
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: High Potency formula supports birds that are molting, overweight, underweight, particularly active, housed in a cold climate, recovering from an illness or affected by liver or kidney disease.

    Species include:

  • High Potency Fine

    *Hulled Gray Millet, *Hull-less Barley, *Corn, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Peas, *Lentils, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Brown Rice, *Chia, *Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherols (source of Vitamin E), *Sea Kelp, Salt, *Algae Meal, Vitamin/Mineral Supplement (Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate and *Sunflower Oil)



    Crude protein (min.) 20%, crude fat (min.) 12%, crude fiber (max.) 5%, moisture (max.) 10%.


    - Harrison's Bird Foods do not contain artificial preservatives.
    - Do not repackage into other containers. Squeeze air out of bag, seal and store. If zip becomes damaged, roll bag down and clip shut with chip clip or clothespin.
    - Once opened, a bag of Harrison's should be used up within 8 weeks.
    - Storing food in fridge or freezer helps maintain freshness.

    Feeding Directions

    - Once converted to Harrison's Bird Foods birds should be fed in a planned daily regimen of individual meals.
    - Feed fresh food daily, do not "top off".

    Diet Allocation (by weight)

    75% - High Potency Fine
    20% - Organic dark green leafy, yellow meaty fresh veg & low sugar fruit
    5% - Seed/Nut/Omega 3 (hemp, chia, flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, pistachio, almond, walnut, hazelnut) or JUMPSTART OMEGA

    Feeding Amounts

    QUAKER: 3 - 7g
    CONURE: 5 - 15g
    LORY: 5 - 15g
    DOVE/PIGEON: 5 - 15g
    MYNAH/TOUCAN: 20/100g

    Vegetables and Fruits

    - For most small-medium birds, Harrison's suggests offering 20% fresh, nutrient-dense, organic vegetables and sprouts.      
    - See individual species for specific suggested items.
    - Use of a gram scale is encouraged.

    Omega 3

    - Harrison's suggests a maximum of 10% of the daily diet be made up of rich sources of omega 3 items (organic chia, flax, hemp seeds etc. as well as certain nuts high in omega 3)
    - Use of a gram scale is encouraged.

    Additional Needs

    - The importance of exercise in pet birds cannot be understated. Learn more about ways for your bird to exercise.
    - Some bird species require regular access to direct sunlight for optimal health.
    - Life enrichment, ie; foraging activities, puzzle toys, frequent social interaction and other enrichment methods are necessary to keep most pet birds healthy and happy. A lonely, bored pet bird is more sucseptible to illness than a busy, active bird.

     Product ReviewsClick here to review this item
    My picky Yellow Naped Amazon Loves It! 11/10/2021
    My YNA has been diagnosed with Hyperkeratosis- the majority of his life he was mainly a seed eater and its difficult to teach him otherwise; although he likes fruits and veggies. Just not crazy about those high in Vitamin A & D! Hoping this will be good for him nutritionally although his species is not mentioned.he absolutely loves it.
    The Best Bird Food 8/27/2020
    I got a Mitred Conure When he was two years old.I stared him on Harrission food . He live to be 23.7 years old.I now have a green cheek conure. I got him when he was four weeks old. I hand fed him baby bird mash for 10 days and then started him on harrission at five weeks old. he is now three months old and real active.
    - Jimmy Thomas, TX
    Very Pleased! 6/11/2020
    A friend mentioned she fed this to her birds, so I decided to give it a try. My Jardines Parrot loves this stuff. After eating this for a week, I gave him some of his old food for variety. He scattered it to the bottom of his cage. Clearly telling me he wasnt interested in it. The Harrisons costs more upfront, but lasts longer and theres no waste. He eats it all.
    - Faith Burton, PA
    Great. Vet recommended. 4/7/2020
    My vet told me to buy this food for my remaining birds when the first one died of prostate cancer that she said was most likely the result of nutrition deficiencies from seed only diet. I transferred my birds to these pellets using a mirror and have not looked back.
    - Caroline, MA
    Very effective feed! 8/2/2019
    I have used this feed to bring several severely underweight rescue pigeons up to weight, I feed with a half mix of Harrisons fine and seed mix. Once the birds are used to it you can really see the difference in condition, alertness, and behavior. Great feed for daily or emergency nutrition!
    - Rhoden, CA
    Great formula except for the soybeans 3/2/2019
    I have used Harrisons for the last 20 years and was disappointed when the company changed all the formulas. Now, they have a lot of corn and soy which because these are cheap ingredients. It is believed that a high soy diet is bad for parrots so it is my hope that Harrisons will remove this ingredient from all their formulas
    THE BEST 11/15/2016
    My quaker is 3 and since the day I got her Ive been feeding her with Harrison products as well as fruits, nuts and veggies. Never had a problem. Her beak, nails and feathers are perfect. Vet is happy to see her growing healthy. Overall we are all happy and will recommend Harrison :
    43 year old Quaker loves Harrisons 5/26/2016
    Sassy my 43 year old Quaker is happy and healthy thanks to Harrisons . She is on a diet of high potency fine with an occasional dusting of Recovery Formula on her fruit and veggies. The bird bread is also a treat she loves. Even though she has some medical issues, seizures and arthriitis, this excellent diet helps her to overcome them. Thank you Harrisons!!!
    - Amy, MD
    19 year old Cockatiel happy Harrison customer 3/29/2016
    When I got my cockatiel 19 years ago, I took him for his first check up to the avian vet in our area. It was Dr. Gregory Harrison himself founder of Harrison Bird Food and we slowly converted Woodstock from seed to Harrison Bird Food. Now all these years later hes in great condition and a happy birdie. I recommend these pellets to all bird owners!
    - Marlen, FL
    My lovebirds love it!! 11/3/2015
    This bird food is amazing. I weaned my baby lovebirds on this and their colors are stunning, theyre very energetic and happy all the time. Their health is outstanding. I always get compliments on their feathers. I love this stuff!
    My Cocatiel Has Outlived its Lifespan 7/3/2015
    I got my cocatiel Piper as a young bird from a breeder. He became very sick at about 3 years old. Took him to an avian specialist, and after being treated, was put on the Harrisons diet. He is now 25+ years old! The vet credits the diet and good home care. Cocatiels on average have a lifespan of 15-20 years under the best of conditions. Piper is still thriving despite his old age. Thank you Harrisons for making such a quality product.
    25 year old Cocatiel! 1/19/2015
    I have a cockatiel that will be 25 years old in April. He was very very sick back in 1995. After many treatments including shots the vet put her on a Harrisons diet. He has been on it ever since. I am convinced that the reason he has lived so long is because of Harrisons.
    organic bird food 5/9/2014
    I have 2 cockatiels. .Both are males. One is older and needed a good, healthty diet. The younger bird was very weak. He almost died. My vet prescribed, antibiotics and probiotics. With these treatments, he survived, but he did not thrive. He was drinking a great deal of water. Without thinking too much about it, I asked my vet to recommend a food without dyes. He recommended Harrisons. Within 3 days, he began drinking a more normal amount of water. After about 7 days, he looked fabulous. The older bird, also improved. I am extremely happy with these results. I feel like I have found a miracle. I am going to keep feeding Harrisons products.
    - Maddy, PA
    Best food I have ever found for both my doves and parakeets!! 4/19/2014
    Its not readily available in my area, many of the veterinary hospitals listed actually dont carry it, no longer carry it, or it has to be ordered, Ive only found 2 out of the 10 vet hospitals that I called that actually had the stuff in stock, in limited quantities. Its well worth ordering online or finding a steady retailer locally, its the only food I can feed to both my ringnecks and my parakeets, and its the only one thats organic , birds love it, I love it because its cleaner than bird seed and easier to monitor consumption.
    - Tracy, CT
    Vitamin D issues 4/12/2014
    I have used Harrisons for several years for my white dove, but feather loss continued, although she was grew healthier overall. I live in Alaska and learned that birds cant process vitamin D without UVA and UVB light. Put an Avian Sun Lamp on her cage last month and now feathers are growing in again. I highly recommend Harrisons, but if your bird doesnt get direct sun ligh NOT through a glass window, consider an Avian light too.
    BEST pellet ever! 4/9/2014
    I have the most picky CAG that was raised on fruity pellets and seed. THIS was the only pellet she will eat and what an amazing transformation in her energy and overall wellbeing. I cant say enough good about this wonderful pellet. She likes the fine because she can stick her tongue on the little pellet and eat it..no crumb waste at all.
    - Janet T, MI
    Our Quaker loves this food! 3/10/2014
    Our quaker parrot became ill and we sought out a nutritionally complete, organic bird food for her. We found Harrisons and shes been eating it ever since. Thank you for putting out a wonderful product!
    Best for Birds, Best for Planet Earth 1/26/2014
    I began feeding Dr. Harrisons foods to my birds, many years ago, when I realized that the organic fresh fruits and vegetables that I ate and shared with them shouldnt be negated by seeds produced with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic is best for all creatures and the planet. Then just recently I learned that birds on seed diets suffer from many nutritional problems which do not manifest for many years. More evidence to support my switch to Harrisons. Other benefits for owners include less mess, no seed throwing, and almost no waste. More food for your money because even the crumbles at the bottom of the dish are edible. I coat apple pieces with this mash. My birds get many compliments on their beautiful feather condition and color, their beak and foot health, general energy and attitude. They are happy! And so am I. Thanks Harrisons.
    - Christina R Celano, FL
    My cockatiel and I are so pleased with Harrisons pellets 12/5/2013
    I converted my cockatiel to Harrisons pellets from organic seed based on extensive web research and avian vet recommendation; Ive consistently heard that Harrisons is the best to feed him. Years ago when I had cockatiels as pets growing up, I had never heard of pellets only bird seed. Now, given the nutritional benefits of pellets and the reputation of Harrisons in particular, I will use nothing else.
    I love it 8/8/2013
    I work at a bird store and this is the best food I have ever used I started feeding my Quaker this food on 8/8/2013
    - katherine, AZ