“The reason we developed Harrison’s was because there was no other food program that even the devout could follow and get the results I wanted for my pet bird clients.
Our formulas were initially based on very successful diets designed by John Stoodley. Over the years we have re-addressed and improved the formulas based on input from avian nutritionists, other avian veterinarians and general usage feedback.
If you review the articles on our site http://www.avianmedicine.net/ (specifically http://avianmedicine.net/articles/proceedings.htm) John endorses our approach as being as good as his.
These conversion issues we are discussing today have long presented one the largest challenges in my work.
I ultimately found that presenting the information in the physical exam chapter of Clinical Avian Medicine along with examples of “perfect vs. poor feathers” and finally a USB microscope exam (50-100X)
of a bird to allow the specific clinical sign to be so obvious no one can miss it, convinced all but the totally closed minded.
The Bird Bread® and Power Treats ® have added many birds to the fold due to high acceptance.
Sadly, a huge percentage of birds still do not get converted. Patience and persistence (incorporating the dozens of ideas in our conversion literature) has worked over time on every case. “