Harrisons Recovery Formula
Harrisons Recovery Formula is a complete nutritional support formula for sick or injured birds.
It is scientifically designed to provide the levels of energy, protein and other essential elements required by the bird during and following illness.
Harrisons Recovery Formula comes as a fine powder, and when water is added it becomes a creamy liquid and does not seperate on standing.
This helps the food to move through the digestive system and promotes good nutrient absorbtion and assists with tissue recovery.
Harrisons Recovery Formula has a high level (35%) of quality protein and contains no complex sugars, which are known to induce diarrhoea in some species of birds, also making it ideal for hand rearing species of wild birds that have a high protein requirement such as swifts, robins, pipits and dunnock.
Suitable as a hand feeding and rehabilitation formula for most wild birds especially those that are highly insectiverous e.g.
swifts, pipits, robins etc.
Use as the initial food for hand feeding doves and pigions less than 10 days old.
Feeding Guide (approximate per day)
Caution: 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 and death.
If using a non-metal or flexible tube, be sure that the bird does not damage the tube.
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 degrees fahrenheit (39 degrees celsius). 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 birds beak and direct it toward the right side of the birds neck. Deposit the food into the birds crop.
Step 4: Feed the bird until the crop is full but not overstuffed and clean the excess formula from