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RECOVERY FORMULA

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RECOVERY FORMULA

A Complete Nutritional Support Formula for Sick or Injured Birds

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USES

  • For animals needing an easily assimilated source of nutrients.
  • For medical and surgical patients that are recovering from pansystemic failure.
  • For nutritional support during the transition phase of a diet change.
  • For animals in which anorexia has slowed gastrointestinal emptying time.
  • Also used as a handfeeding diet for growth from hatching to fledging of small insectivorous birds with an apparent inability to digest cornstarch. Species include bushtits, wrentits, vireos, wrens & smaller flycatchers and warblers.

Dry Mix Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein (min.) 35%, crude fat (min.) 19%, crude fiber (max.) 1%, moisture (max.) 10%


Recovery Formula Ingredients

Soy protein isolate, Hi-oleic sunflower oil, Sugar, Calcium carbonate, Potassium chloride, Vitamin supplement (Vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate, vitamin B12, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, d-biotin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, calcium carbonate, vegetable oil), Phosphatadyl choline, Di-calcium phosphate, Methionine, Vitamin E.


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 and death. If using a non-metal or flexible tube, be sure that the bird does not damage the tube.

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

Step 2: Mix fresh: 1 part dry formula to 1-3 parts bottled “drinking water” heated to approximately 103°F (39°C). Do not microwave. Allow to cool to lukewarm.

Step 3: Feeding with a tube is probably the most universally successful technique. As one faces the bird, position the tube 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 crop.

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. Repeat as often as needed to maintain or increase the bird’s body weight.


Other Foods

A bird's daily diet should be 75-80% Harrison's Bird Foods, 15-20% organic dark green leafy or dark yellow meaty vegetables and fruits (including sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, spinach, mango or papaya) and 5% omega-rich seeds and nuts (flax, chia, perilla, or JumpStart Omega). Do not offer vitamins unless directed by your avian veterinarian. Do not use other formulated diets in conjunction with Harrison's or you could reduce the benefits. Harrison's ingredients are not processed in a manner that destroys naturally occurring seasonal characteristics. Variations in color, texture and nugget size may result and are normal.

1 review for RECOVERY FORMULA

  1. Cathy Johnson-Delaney

    Here is the “recipe” Vondelle McLaughlin, Washington Ferret Rescue & Shelter, Shelter Director is using to save sick ferrets – these are ones that are not eating, have been having hypoglycemic episodes, are getting through and post coccidia, and a number of other problems we deal with at the shelter.
    2 parts ground whatever kibble they are used to
    1 part Recovery
    Mix with warm water until it is soupy, or consistency for hand-feeding through a syringe.
    It has saved many. It is now a major part of our health program.

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