Harrison's Recovery Formula for Birds and Small Animals
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Light (usually non-food) orders under £39 are charged £2.99 postage. Heavy (typically food) orders under £39 are charged £4.49 postage.
For Light items (under 2kg) our standard method is Royal Mail 2nd Class Tracked (there are a few exceptions, so if in doubt check our Delivery page).
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- Product Details
An easily assimilated source of nutrients for sick or injured animals. Harrison's Recovery Formula is beneficial in medical/surgical patients who are recovering from pansystemic failure or gastrointestinal surgery. It can also be helpful in animals where anorexia has slowed gastrointestinal emptying time or for a hand-rearing.
Harrison's Recovery Formula for Birds and Small Animals is available in the following sizes:
- 350g Bag
- A complete nutritional support for sick or injured animals
- Helpful for medical and surgical patients that are recovering from pansystemic failure
- A nutritional support for the transition phase of a diet change
- Used as a handfeeding diet for growth from hatching to fledging of small insectivorous birds with an apparent inability to digest cornstarch
- An easily digested source of nutrients
Product CompositionProduction Composition: Soy Protein Isolate, Hi-oleic Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Phosphatadyl Choline, Di-calcium Phosphate, Methionine
Nutritional Additives (per kg)Vitamin A 44092 IU, Vitamin B1 26783 IU, Vitamin B2 23800 IU, Vitamin D3 2756 IU, Vitamin E 992 IU, Vitamin B12 400mcg. Trace elements: Zinc Sulphate 132.5mg, Manganese Sulphate 44.1mg, Copper Sulphate 1.6mg
Analytical ConstituentsCrude Protein (min.) 35%, Crude Fat (min.) 19%, Crude Fibre (max.) 1%, Moisture (max.) 10%
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.
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
Step 1: Mix fresh: 1 part dry formula to 2-3 parts warmed (around 39°C/103°F) drinking water, or to a desired consistency. Do not microwave. Allow to cool to lukewarm
Step 2: Tube feed or spoon feed warmed formula based on veterinary recommendations
Step 3: Repeat feeding as necessary to maintain or increase the animal's body weight. Recovery is a low-fibre diet and is easy to digest, therefore frequent feeding may be necessary