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Handfeeding tools and foods for Baby Birds
Hand Feeding & Raising Finches Book by Myra @ FinchNiche.com It's a very frank how-to guide to hand feeding and raising a finch. I have covered everything from deciding which finch should be hand raised, how to feed them, what to feed them, where to house them, how to wean them, and how to adapt your lifestyle to include a tame finch. Great booklet for newbies:))
Neocare Vetafarm Neocare advanced hand rearing formula - providing the optimal start to life for baby birds through balanced nutrition from hatching to weaning. Optimized Digestion with probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes for optimal digestive and immune function.
Nutristart Baby Bird Formula Lafebers Instant NutriStart hand feeding formula is the safest hand feeding formula on the market. Its great for beginners and mixes easily with hot water. Easy to follow instructions are included. Soft and less "grainy" than other formulas, so draws up in a syringe easily.
Custom Designed Micro Syringe Custom Designed Micro-Syringe with attached plastci crop tube. Nice and smooth for hand feeding baby finches. Helps prevent aspiration as the tube goes past the air passage in the throat:) These were custom designed by Myra and sold by both the Finch Niche and Ladygouldianfinch.com for years I have saved many a baby bird with these and am thrilled to have them on my site for future bird enthusiast to continue to enjoy:) This is a disposable syringe so... 2-3 uses.
Intune Handfeeding Formula inTune® Natural Hand Feeding Formulas are rice based (sourced from North America) and corn free. inTune® Natural Hand Feeding uses natural and healthy, high end sources for nutritional fat like coconut oil and macadamia nut meal. It is also the only commercial hand feeding formula on the market with natural banana & mango aroma. 5lb reduced for short shelf life expires 6/25/21
Exact Handfeeding Formula Kaytee exact Hand Feeding Formula was one of the first "instant" formulas available and is one of the most researched and respected products used by professional breeders, veterinarians and conservation programs throughout the world. exact food's high-nutrient formula promotes growth, weaning, development and bright plumage. When used properly, exact food will support a healthy crop. exact Hand Feeding Formula contains probiotics to encourage a healthy population of intestinal microorganisms. The selected species have been chosen specifically for their vitality, stability, and overall benefits to a bird's system.
Nekton Baby Bird Formula NEKTON-Baby-Bird is a complete formula for the successful hand-rearing of all bird chicks. This product implements the latest scientific findings in the rearing of young birds. NEKTON-Baby-Bird meets the needs of all essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, and minerals. Many of these nutrients are included in a highly receptive form, whereby their availability is significantly increased and facilitates digestion.
Fauna Flora Formerly Avian Enzyme, a source of live, naturally occurring enzymes for birds. To improve digestion in any bird under any condition.
Nekton Biotic-Bird NEKTON-Biotic-Bird is a probiotic supplement for all species of birds. The contained probiotic bacteria support the enzymatic digestion of food in the craw and in the intestines of birds. Prebiotic ingredients such as fructans and mannan-oligosaccharides promote a natural and healthy composition of craw and intestinal flora. NEKTON-Biotic-Bird helps indigestion and accelerates regeneration after antibiotic treatments.
BioPlus Probiotic Birdcage Company BioPlus is a multi-strain probiotic that has garlic extract, yeast extracts, glucose polymers, vitamins, and minerals for restoring healthy gut bacteria in your bird. 1KG short shelf life expires 1/2021 - discounted
Avian Probiotics HealthyGut™ Avian Probiotic is the most advanced probiotic available for parrots. This balanced blend of carefully selected probiotic bacteria is biologist formulated specifically for your feathered companion. These live, friendly bacteria are freeze dried to ensure quality. This daily probiotic supports colonization of your bird's microbiome.
Apple Cider Vinegar our 'human grade' apple cider vinegar has a minimum acidity level of 5% and is made from the whole apple not the pulp that is left over after the juice has been extracted!
Disposable Syringes Plastic Sterile Syringes - Teat fits all syringes except 12 ml curved tip LS is Lock slip end, LL is Luer Lock end. Lock slip comes out an elongated cone shaped at the end, Luer Lock is screw on end, both work with teats. Siliconized Gasket allows smooth consistent plunger motion. Meant for a single use and toss. Please recycle plastics. Kendall Monoject, Excel are some of the makers they vary depending on availabiltiy.
Teat Small, white plastic tips that attach onto the end of a luer lock syringe for use in very small mouths. These teats are approx. an inch and a third long and graduate to a size that is similar in size to a ball point pen. These work with most syringes. WARNING: For cockatiels and similar sized birds, I recommend glueing the tip on the end of the syringe. Hungry babies may grab and swallow before you can stop them! Be careful:)
Oring Oral Syringes Oring Syringes make handfeeding smooth. These are oral syringes, non sterile and made to deliver medications safely and accurately. This make them a great handfeeding syringe that lasts a little longer. All sizes now have orings. The cannula teats DO NOT fit these syringes but the tip is fine for feeding as is.
Vetafarm Small Ezy Feeder The most convenient way to feed baby birds. Eliminates mess, speeds up feeding and allows you to monitor intake. Spoon and 10 ml syringe. Often used with hookbills, not finches.
Bent Spoons For Handfeeding, Often used with hookbills. Spoons do not hook to syringe, they are bent spoons only, with a regular handle. Bent spoons can make hookbill feeding easier.
Infrared Heat Lamp True red glass, not painted or coated! Zoo Meds spot reflector focuses more heat into your enclosure and minimizes nighttime glare. Ideal 24 hour heat source for all types of reptiles, amphibians, birds or small animals. Very little visible light provided so as not to disturb your animals sleep patterns. Excellent for nocturnal viewing of all types of captive animals.
Heat Glo Bulb by Exo Terra Exo Terra Heat Glo - 50 watt, 75 Watt or 100 Watt - Infrared Bulb
Zoo Med Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Zoo Med heat elements produce radiant heat but are totally dark and do not disturb day/night cycles. Made of ceramic, like coffee mugs, they will not shatter if splashed and will last many times longer than glass heat lamps.
Zilla Reflector Dome Available in two sizes 5.5 in and 8.5 in. Powder-coated black on the outside and reflective white on the inside for added luster and long life. Ceramic Socket and mounting spring for securing to cage.
Virkon® S Virkon® S has a unique formulation; no other disinfectant has the same powerful composition. In terms of efficacy Virkon® S has been proven highly effective against 65 strains of virus in over 19 viral families, 400 strains of bacteria and over 100 strains of fungi. This product is a great way to safely sprout seeds for your Lady Gouldian finches. Also great for cage cleaning and soaking dirty dishes. No need to rinse. Very safe in it's diluted form. I have one lb bags pulled by me, expire 1/23. Tablets 5/24 and 10lb bucket 5/25
Enviroclens A powerful and versatile disinfectant. Can be used safely for a broad range of cleaning requirements. Kills fungi, yeasts, and viruses as well as bacteria. Very safe, pleasant smell, non-corrosive and totally biodegradable.
Aviclens Water Cleanser, keeps water crystal clear and germ free! Safe to use with all pets drinking water everyday! 2.0 ml per gallon of water. See Saniclens by Bird Care Company for same ingredients, but much less expensive:) But for those who prefer...
Medistatin For the prevention and treatment of Candida in pigeons and cagebirds.
Fungistat For the prevention and treatment of Candida in pigeons and cagebirds. Generic Nystatin Powder same ingredients as Medpet Medistatin.
Guardian Angel Probably the most advance "sick bird product" for over a decade. Combines unique ingredients that assist the immune system to act quickly and effectively when the bird is invaded by any infections germs. Supported with probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, yeast extracts and the renowned Birdcare Energy System.