Hand Rearing Food For Baby Birds
NEOCARE follows nature by providing a form of “crop milk”, essential for the well being of incubated babies and is a great help in those you pull from the nest to hand rear. NEOCARE is suitable for the species we commonly hand rear including parrots, cockatoos, finches, canaries, pigeons and doves.
How do I use NEOCARE?
- NEOCARE introduces Vetafarm’s exciting new specialist neonate food. NEOCARE is formulated to give your birds a flying start for handrearing. Predigestives and Probotic in NEOCARE, ensure babies get all the nutrition they need to grow into super hand reared birds. NEOCARE is used in babies straight from the brooder, or those babies pulled for hand rearing. You need to ensure their digestive systems are seeded with good bacteria (hence the Probotic) and they need good absorption of energy and protein to kick start their growth (hence the Predigestives).
- NEOCARE is a very fine powder, triple sifted and packed in 450 gram bags.
NEOCARE is a fine powder that is mixed with hot water to give the desired mix. For newly hatched babies make a very dilute mix and give a few drops until the baby passes its first dropping. Then feed as required and slowly increase the thickness of the mix until by day 5 they are getting a mix that will fall through the prongs of a fork. From day 7 onward you can change over to Vetafarm’s Hand Rearing Formula by blending the two together for a few days. For babies pulled from the nest (5 – 14 days of age), make a normal thickness mix (falls through the fork) and feed as you would any formula. After 3 days begin to blend with Vetafarm Hand Rearing Food.
For Cockatoos, pigeons and doves use NEOCARE as the sole source of food until weaning.
For birds that fail to thrive, keep the brooder temperature up and give NEOCARE as their sole diet until they are growing normally.
If you have chicks in the nest you wish to supplementary feed then simply make up a mix of NEOCARE and crop feed as required – it will boost those slow babies so they can compete with nest mates for food.
Isolated soy protein, oats, corn, vegetable oil, calcium carbonate, vitamins and minerals, Probotic and Predigestives.
Min Crude Protein 21%
Min Crude Fat 17%
Max Crude Fibre 3%
Storage & Availability:
Store below 30°C (room temperature)in a dry area.