|Our baby bird Hand Feeding formula will produce excellent growth and feathering; the events you
always wished you could attain without the fuss and bother of mixing all sorts of dietary ingredients.
This is done for you in our scientifically formulated diet. Our high protein content is created with the perfect
balance of amino acids, and formulated without animal protein, thus avoiding the E. Coli and Salmonella
sometimes present in animal by-product that can endanger your bird's health - Avi-Sci was the first on the
market with Plant Pro diets.
Dr D's has taken the chore out of baby feeding with spectacular results. Merely mix the finely ground formula
with warm tap water to the desired consistency. It will pass through a syringe or eye dropper, with the latter
having the end cut off and smoothed to allow a larger opening.
Later, you can spoon or bottle feed the diet, a procedure we highly recommend as soon as possible. See
the Hand Feeding formula link for more information!
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|Dr. D's diets are formulated for different species of birds based on their energy requirements, and
supply the nutrients required at different stages of growth and development.
One diet for all birds is a myth. Growing birds have different nutritional requirements than mature birds or
those that are laying eggs.
|Dr. D's diets are complete with all nutrients, including vitamins and elements (both macro- and micro
minerals). The diets contain the perfect amount of the nutrients to allow for stress situations.
None of the competitive cage bird diets surpass Dr. D's for its nutritional benefits. Our nutritionists formulate
diets based on new proven concepts that bring the nutrients together according to energy ratios instead of
percentages. This assures that the nutrients are balanced against one another so that one nutrients will not
interfere with utilization of another. A typical example is the accumulation of excess fat in the bird's organs
when diets are not properly balanced. That can result in kidney and heart problems.
|Because of the complete nutrient capacity in Dr D's diets, one does not need to feed greens, cuttlebone,
egg food, or nesting food. Dr. D's diets are complete having all of the nutrients of these supplements already
in the diet.
Seed-type diets with granules of goodies lack the proper balance in their formulation because the bird can
under or over eat and waste the benefits of the granules. Adding these granules is an attempt by seed
manufacturers to mimic Dr. D's diets. Thus, seed manufacturers recognize the inadequacy of seed diets and
attempt to make up that inadequacy by including small pellets with the extra nutrients the seed lacks.
Ask a professional nutritionist to balance a diet when an unknown part of the diet disappears before the
dietary ingredients are consumed. Given this dilemma, he or she will tell you it is not possible to formulate a
balanced diet under those conditions. Yet, this is what happens when the birds de-hull their seeds - they
remove an unknown portion of their diet.
In addition, the birds are discarding the fiber in the hulls, thus missing a very important nutrient required in
proper amounts to complete balanced nutrition. Dr. D's diets contain that fiber right in the pellets, so when
your bird eats our pellets, it also consumes all nutrients, including the necessary fiber.
|Remember that Dr. D's diets are balanced throughout. Each mouthful of feed is the same all the way
through, even though the birds grind the pellets into fines.
|The price for Dr. D's is very competitive compared to seed-type diets because no other supplements
such as minerals, cuttlebone, or vitamins are needed. One need not feed greens, egg or nesting food.
Dr. D's diets can simplify feeding programs and allow for automatic feeding systems, creating a
considerable time and labor savings to the large breeder.
|When you compare the nutritional content of Dr. D's diets with any competitive diet, you will find Dr.
D's formulas way ahead.
Starter-Grower diets range from 23% crude protein for parrots to 26% for canaries and cockatiels.
The Layer diets have the proper amount of calcium for strong shells, and proper amounts of magnesium and
manganese to assure proper bone structure and enzyme activity. These are only a few of the 13 elements
(minerals) that are formulated into the diets. See our Ingredients and Protein pages for more protein information!
|There is no waste from hulls. Recall that the important fiber needed in your birds diet is in Dr. D's and not
discarded as in seed-type diets. Birds eat less of Dr. D's than seed-type diets, thereby providing another
savings. Most seed-type diets contain excess fat and lack the proper amounts and ratios of vitamins and
|Convert your birds from seed-type diets to Dr. D's pelleted diets using our "moist method".
First moisten Dr. D's with any vegetable oil from your kitchen - enough so that the diet is crumbly but not
mushy. Use 1 tbsp per 1/2 cup of Dr. D's pellets. Combine this mix with your seed-type diet at a ratio of
In about 2 to 4 days your bird will eat Dr. D's along with the seeds. Now decrease the amount of oily diet and
seeds and add the dry Dr. D's so that in about 4 days you are feeding only dry Dr. D's.
The dry diet has a shelf life of 3 months - guaranteed at moderate temperatures - that can be prolonged 6 to
12 months with refrigeration, and 14 to 20 months by freezing. Many of our customers just go ahead and offer
dry Dr D's right from the bag and find that the birds eat it right away. Cockatiels, large parrots, and canaries
are particularly easy to convert. Young budgies convert very quickly. Older budgies are resistant to change,
but will convert to Dr. D's when encouraged by their owners. See our Convert Your Bird page for more!
|Breeders, take advantage of our discount prices! Purchase our 2 lb or 5 lb bags to sell to your
customers who buy your birds. This will increase your profit picture. See our Pricing page for more!
|Cage birds converted from seed-type diets to pellet will drink more water.
Why? First, there is a sodium deficiency in seed-type diets; whereas, Dr. D's has the proper amount of
sodium (from sodium chloride - salt) to create a proper acid/base balance in the body, and for the regulation of
food intake by sensors in the brain.
Dr. D's diets also contain the correct amount of dietary fiber, causing a slight increase in water intake.
NOTE: The proper amount of fiber will change the characteristics of your birds droppings to a normal type
which allows proper consistency of digestive and peristaltic action of the intestine. The droppings from seed
type diets are dry and hard, indicating constipation.
Furthermore, seed-type diets are higher in fat. When fat is metabolized by the body, more water is produced
than when protein or carbohydrates are metabolized. This means more water will be consumed because Dr.
D's diets have less fat and more protein.
|About the "fines". Most hook bills love to stand at the feed hopper and break up the pellets into fines; do
not throw the fines away!
These fines have all of the nutritional value of the intact pellets. The birds cannot pick and choose what they
want to eat when the pellets are fed; they must eat all of the nutrients in the proportion at which the diet was
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(2 lb bags are sold only in units of 12, and the 5 lb bag discounts are received when you by 10 or more)