This diet is lower in sugar than other brands of nectars, so switching a bird from another brand of nectar sometimes requires adding a small amount of powdered sugar to the diet and slowly eliminating it to convert the birds. Less sugar is helpful to reduce incidence of yeast infections that lories are prone to due to the high sugar diets they are commonly fed.
Some people grind up the maintenance pellets into a powder or convert their birds to maintenance crumbles. Lories do very well on the maintenance diet. Feeding pellets, crumbles, or dry powdered Lory Nectar will result in drier, easier to clean up droppings, making lories that much more pleasant to live with. Although some people use the Lory Nectar to handfeed lory chicks, we recommend using Formula 3, which provides a little higher protein needed for growth in the chicks and eliminates the sugar that could lead to yeast infections.
Also Formulated for hand-feeding hummingbirds from 0-3 weeks of age; it contains 15% protein. Not for use in Hummingbird feeders.
Sucrose, Soy Protein Isolate, Soy Oil, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacinamide, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Ethoxyquin (a preservative), Zinc Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Copper Oxide, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Sodium Selenite (on Salt), Cyanocobalamin (source of Vitamin B12), Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide (source of Iodine), Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Propionic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Natural Apple Flavoring.
Crude Protein ... 15.0% min
Crude Fat ... 3.5% min
Crude Fiber ... 0.5% max
Moisture ... 12.0% max