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Harrison's Neonate Formula for Birds

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Harrison's Neonate Formula for Birds is a complete balanced hand feeding food for hatchlings.

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Product Details

A nutritional handfeeding diet for growth from hatching to fledging passerines such as swifts, swallows, the large-sized flycatchers, warblers, shrikes, chickadees, titmice, larks, woodpeckers, jays, mockingbirds, robins, grosbeaks, song sparrows, towhees, goldfinches, finches and more. It is also great for hand-feeding psittacine chicks from hatching to 1-3 weeks of age and for young birds needing an easily assimilated source of nutrients.


Harrison's Neonate Formula for Birds is available in the following sizes:
  • 350g Bag

Key Benefits

  • A complete balanced hand feeding food for hatchlings
  • Premium hand feeding formula
  • Easily digested source of nutrients
  • Smooth texture for easier acceptance by birds


  • Product Composition
    Soy protein isolate, Hi-oleic sunflower oil, Corn starch, Sugar, Calcium carbonate, Potassium chloride, Di-calcium phosphate, Phosphatadylcholine, Methionine Vegetable oil
  • Nutritional Additives (per kg)
    Vitamin A 22046 IU, Vitamin B1 13390 IU, Vitamin B2 11900 IU, Vitamin D3 1378 IU, Vitamin E 496 IU, Vitamin B12 200mcg. Trace elements: Zinc Sulphate 66.25mg, Manganese Sulphate 22.05mg, Copper Sulphate 0.8mg
  • Analytical Constituents
    Crude Protein (min.) 26%, Crude Fat (min.) 14%, Crude Fibre (max.) 1%, Moisture (max.) 10%

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 an irrigation syringe is probably the most universally successful technique. As one faces the bird, position the syringe 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 mouth and, as it swallows, the normal feeding response closes off the trachea and prevents aspiration of the formula into the lungs.

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.

Step 5: Small species older than 21 days and large species older than 7 days should be fed Juvenile hand-feeding formula.

Feeding Guide

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 or death.

For use in Passerines:

From day 1 for weaning passerines

From day 1 to day 21 for chicks with an adult weight of <150g

From day 1 to day 14 for chicks with an adult weight between 150g and 350g

From day 1 to day 7 for chicks with an adult weight of >350g