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A Spicy Daily Maintenance Formula for Medium to Large Birds

  • AFTER 6 MONTHS: Pepper Lifetime formula may be offered after a bird has completed a dietary program of a High Potency formula for a period of 6 months.
  • DAILY MAINTENANCE: This year-round maintenance formula meets the nutritional requirements for healthy, non-breeding, non-molting birds.
  • DIET CONVERSION Add Pepper Lifetime Coarse to Hight Potency Coarse to aid in diet conversion of medium to large (mainly South American) parrots.
  • PAPILLOATOSIS May be offered to birds with clinical signs of the papilloma virus.

    Species include:
  • Pepper Lifetime Coarse Ingredients

    *Corn, *Hull-less Barley, *Toasted Soybeans, *Peas, *Lentils, *Peanut Kernels, *Sunflower Kernels, *Toasted Oat Groats, *Brown Rice, *Alfalfa, *Psyllium, *Red Pepper Powder, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherols (a 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.) 15%, crude fat (min.) 5.5%, crude fiber (max.) 6.5%, 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% - Pepper Lifetime Coarse
    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 (PLC)

    PIONUS: 10 - 15g
    AMAZON: 15 - 30g
    ECLECTUS: 15 - 30g
    COCKATOO: 15 - 50g
    MACAW: 20 - 60g
    Vegetables and Fruits

    - For most medium to large 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.

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    15 years and counting 1/14/2022
    I've had my Senegal since 2006, and she's been on Harrison's since it was suggested at her very first vet visit. Regular was fine, but she loves the Pepper! I am absolutely sure that her good health is due in part to the quality of this food. Thanks for that!
    - Brittney, OH
    If you have a pellet resistant bird, try this! 12/1/2021
    My 35-year-old Amazon is very picky when it comes to pellets and most brands have ended up in the trash (including the non-pepper Harrison's). I don't know why I bought Pepper Lifetime Coarse, but he loves it, and it's helped me cut back on seed mix. Of course he still gets fresh veggies every night!
    - Neil, NJ
    Thinking about a diet change? 4/26/2014
    My bird would only pick at the regular flavor pellets, but she LOVES the pepper flavor. I have an Eclectus that is extremely fussy!
    - Franki, MA
    My Amazons love Pepper Lifetime Coarse. 2/10/2014
    Every Amazon I have been fortunate to room with has loved and do love their Harrisons Pepper Lifetime Coarse pellets. I was fortunate to learn of this product from Dr. Anne MacDonald at the Nightowl Bird Hospital in Vancouver B.C., yes Canada. My latest DYH does not want to eat anything else in formulated food since I managed to wean him onto this product within 2 weeks of adopting him.
    - John, NB
    A+ for spicy birds 7/25/2013
    If your bird loves pepper fresh or dried as much as or more than fruit flavors, this is a must have!! My gray doesnt toss even one square of the Pepper Lifetime out of his cage. That says it all.
    - Donna, OK