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Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula Ingredients

*Hulled Gray Millet, *Sunflower Kernels, *Hull-less Barley, *Corn, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peanut Kernels, *Peas, *Lentils, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Brown Rice, Tapioca Maltodextrin, *Psyllium, *Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, *Algae Meal, Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherals (a source of Vitamin E), *Sea Kelp, Salt, 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.) 18%, crude fat (min.) 11%, crude fiber (max.) 4%, 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

Caution: The correct feeding technique must be used in order to prevent injury to the bird or inhalation of the formula that could result in pneumonia or death.
SPECIES: From day 1 for pionus, African greys, Amazons, cockatoos, conures and macaws. From day 7 for other parrots. From day 21 for cockatiels.

Step 1: Gently feel the crop to determine that it is almost empty before feeding.

Step 2: Mix fresh: Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula and bottled "drinking water" heated to approximately 103°F (39°C). Follow proportion of formula to water as directed by your avian veterinarian for the age of your bird. Do not microwave. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Chicks with their eyes opened should be fed 3-4 times daily, and birds with feathers emerging, 2-3 times daily.

Step 3: Feeding with an irrigation syringe is probably the most universally successful technique. As one faces the bird, position the syringe to enter the oral cavity from the left side of the bird's beak and direct it toward the right side of the bird's neck. Deposit the food into the bird's mouth and, as it swallows, the normal feeding response closes off the trachea and prevents aspiration of the formula into the lungs.

Step 4: Feed the bird until the crop is full but not overstuffed, and clean the excess formula from the bird's beak, feathers and enclosure.


DAY 1: 1 part Juvenile Formula to  6 parts water
DAYS 2 - 6: 1 part Juvenile Formula to 3 parts water
DAY 7: til weaning: 1 part Juvenila Formula to 2 parts water 

Feeding Amounts

One- to seven-day-old birds and birds with slow crop-emptying may benefit from adding a pinch of Fauna Flora to the Formula just prior to feeding.
To aid weaning after 21 days of age, add 1 Tbs finely chopped High Potency Formula or finely chopped organic nuts to 1 cup of Formula or introduce dry High Potency Formula in a separate bowl. 

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This food plus recovery food saved my alexandrines life 1/23/2020
Fredrick our 23 year old alexandrine has borna virus and arthosclerosis. He was on a downward spiral. It started with an infection that wouldn’t clear up then the seizures and weight loss started. Our avian vet did all he could. He is getting anti inflammatory injections weekly. He was extremely thin and weak.we were going to put him to sleep.I was heart broken and searched online for help and found this recovery food and ordered that plus the juvenile food. Started with Recovery now I mix them together. Ive been feeding him this for a month and a half. He’s like his old self again, hasnt had one seizure, went from 182 grams up to 235. He eats like before and plays ! He also went into full molt ,his new feathers are vibrant. I truly believe his seizures were from malnutrition rather than his illness. Harrisons food saved our precious baby!
Harrisons JUVENILE Formula 11/21/2015
I have a 4 week old, now 3 month old SI Eclectus and have fed her this baby formula for 2 months now. She is such a happy healthy little girl. I only wanted the BEST for her. I have been using HARRISON for years now. My birds love this along with their vegis, and fruits.
- Joy Taber, TX
My lovebirds love it!! 11/3/2015
My baby love birds were on the Exact formula, before I came across this brand... My birds instantly in 2 days began growing more feathers with brighter colors! It only took me 2 1/2 weeks to get them weaned with this stuff!
Harrisons JUVENILE Formula 10/6/2015
Hi, Of course I have always used Harrisons foods for my birds. This time I have a 4 week old Female SI Eclectus. When I first got her, some one else started her on another formula. Maybe 5/6 feedings. So at first a little difficult for her I probably did not have the texture correct. But she loves it, and is a healthy happy sweet baby. If you want a healthy baby bird go the extra mile and buy Harrisons foods.
Did not know I could handfeed my baby! 9/24/2015
My African Grey Lou got a paper clip stick in his beak resulting in a slight injury I feel terrible that left him unable to eat hard foods for a while. I called Harrisons thinking I might make a mush from his Harrisons pellets but the company rep told me I might try using the Juvenile product in the short term. We ordered this product, which was easy to mix into a thick soup and Ive been feeding my bird this product for about a month and a half. Recently we started adding the cubes back in and though the injury was a problem for a while he is mostly recovered and never lost weight during this period. Thank you to the gentleman who explained how to use this product!
- Glenda Hern, KS