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Item Number: HPM01
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A Premium First-Use Formula for Small 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 Mash
    *Sunflower Kernels, *Hull-less Barley, Rolled; *Toasted Soybeans, *Hulled Gray Millet, *Lentils, Rolled; *Peas, Rolled; *Peanut Kernels, *Brown Rice, Rolled; *Corn, Rolled; Toasted Oat Groats *Chia, *Sesame Seed, *Alfalfa, Monocalcium Phosphate, *Algae Meal, Calcium Carbonate, Bentonite, *Sea Kelp, Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E), 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), *Anise Seed.



    Crude protein (min.) 20%, crude fat (min.) 14%, crude fiber (max.) 8%, 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)

    Most small birds as follows:
    70% - High Potency Mash
    25% - 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)

    Daily Feeding Amounts

    CANARY: 1 - 1 ¾g
    FINCH: 1 - 1¾g
    BUDGIE: 1 ½ - 3g
    COCKATIEL: 2 - 5g
    LOVEBIRD: 2 - 5g
    DOVE/PIGEON: 5 - 15g

    Vegetables and Fruits

    - For most small 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
    An easy conversion 7/1/2020
    I knew I wanted to switch my newly acquired Bourke parakeets to a pellet based diet over the traditional seed based even though they love their greens as well. By gradually mixing in the mash with the seed I had them completely switched to Harrison’s HP mash within one week. They even seem to prefer the mash to seed so I haven’t even been offering seed anymore. They absolutely love it. Oddly they seem to even have reduced the amount of veggies they’re eating as well. They’re still eating greens but not near the volume they once were. My guess is that they truly are getting most of the essentials they need from the mash.
    - James Pagan, OR
    Perfect for my bird! 6/5/2018
    My cockatiel Mel had his beak damaged by a larger bird in my aviary. It was very difficult to get him to eat any other dry foods after. Wet foods quickly became a mess. So we switched to Mash and he has been doing well for 8 months now. Starting to molt for the first time ever!
    - Sada M., IN