Storage and Feeding Techniques for Tropican Hand Feeding Formula


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Tropican Hand Feeding Formula provides proper daily nutrition for baby parrots up to fledgling, which is a critical age of a parrot’s life. Its flavorful recipe simplifies transition to the next Tropican Life Cycle Formula.

HARI’s own Josee Bermingham and Suzanne Comer discuss:

  • Storage and preparation considerations
  • Feeding preparation (volume of dry formula to water, mixing techniques)
  • Syringe preparation
  • Feeding temperature considerations
  • Advantages and concerns of the syringe-feeding techniques
  • Health concerns associated with syringe feeding at too high or low temperature
  • Health concerns associated with syringe feeding: crop enlargement and aspiration
  • Health concerns associated with prolonged syringe feeding
  • Health concerns associated with syringe feeding: potential beak deviations and trauma
  • Health concerns associated with feeding tip adaptors and feeding tubes
  • Micro-tipped pipettes
  • Syringe-feeding techniques

Need more information about feeding methods for baby parrots, read Mark Hagen’s research paper: Psittacine Pediatrics: Housing and Feeding of Baby Parrots and Nutritional Observations, Hand-Feeding Formulas, and Digestion in Exotic Birds