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..
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!
…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.
Contact Bobby at
or call 800-346-0269.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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