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  • Watery poop = diarrhea??
    Seeds are oily and throaty, and birds that eat seeds tend to drink less water. The stool is mostly dark green with a small circle of urine. Since synthetic food is pressed out of powder, it will absorb water, so the stool will be dry and without urine. With PetBirdLove’s formulas, birds’ stool will have clear urine and urine, just like the bird's stool in nature, and the color will vary according to the ingredients that are digested at the moment (dark brown, green, red, etc.). In the early stage of food transition, there may be chances of not eating a lot + drinking a lot of water due to not getting used to it. It is normal for the stool to appear watery, and there is no need to worry about losing little weight. As long as you follow the feeding method, your birds will gradually eat more and more and stool’s water will become less. Please read the following carefully to understand what normal bird poop is like
  • Seeds vs Synthetic Pellets vs Petbirdlove's Formula
    1) Seeds, melon seeds, strings of millet and other foods have extremely low nutritional content, heavy oil and heavy taste, which can easily lead to partial eating, malnutrition and fatty liver. 2) The nutrition of each synthetic grain is balanced, but because one formula is for most birds (including non-parrots), the formula will be made in the most conservative way, and the fat and energy content tend not be very high. Therefore, for our really very active and naughty parrots, there is the opportunity for them to develop emotional problems such as self-harm due to insufficient energy provided as well as insufficient foraging fun. 3) The founder of PetBirdLove’s Formula has nutrition qualifications and 40 years of experience in raising birds, and always continues to develop and enhance the formulas, especially for different sizes and types of bird, as well as for different seasons, needs, etc., to provide suitable energy and different operating needs. Since 2016, we have developed many years of clinical practices and have many diners helping us do QC everyday. All formulas provide balanced nutrition and more importantly, a very happy dining experience. Blog: Detailed comparison of food
  • Which formula should I choose
    Daily staple food: 1) Little Birdie Formula: relatively broken and fine-grained, suitable for high-activity sharp-billed birds such as acacia, canary, munia, etc. 2) Ace Natural Formula: mainly grains, suitable for birds that love grains 3) Veggie Formula: the formula with the highest proportion of vegetables and fruits, suitable for birds who love diversified ingredients 4) Premium Nutri Formula: Compared with other formulas, there are more high-energy ingredients such as eggs, which are relatively powdery 5) Lorikeet Formula: a staple food specially designed for honey-absorbing parrots, all in powder form 6) Eclectus Formula: the staple food specially designed for eclectic parrots, including grains and fruits and vegetables 7) High-Nutri Insect Formula: specially designed for omnivorous birds that love insects 8) Feather-Plucker Formula: specially supplements the nutrients lost due to hair-plucking for self-mutilation birds Special recipe: 1) Chick Formula: designed for young birds that have just been weaned and are learning to eat, and guide an open foraging attitude through different ingredients 2) Feather & Eye Formula: it is suitable for birds with red hair to enhance the color of their coats, and it is also suitable for birds that need to supplement vitamin A 3) All-Natural Breeding Formula: designed for expectant parents of birds that are ready to breed (use super BB milk powder + star nutrition formula after laying eggs) 4) Super Baby Powder / Cordyceps Ganoderma Powder Formula: suitable for unweaned BBs and parents who are feeding BBs If you still don't know what to choose, you can order "Omakase Formula" and let us choose for you~
  • Do I need to mix other food?
    Our formula food is produced as the main diet, which does not need to be mixed with any other food. The nutritional ratio of each formula is carefully calculated. Please do not mix any other food, so as not to disturb the nutritional balance nor reduce the efficacy of the formula.
  • Storage method and shelf life
    Our formulas are made with fresh food with no preservative. Please pay attention to the tasting period (best before dates) and the information on the packaging bag, and consume the food as soon as possible while it is still fresh❣️ Keep in a "sealed container", put in a cool place, or press the air out of the zip bag in summer and put it in the refrigerator, so as to maintain the freshness and prevent insects from entering. Please pick up the opened food from the refrigerator and put it back in the refrigerator as soon as possible to avoid the accumulation of water and mold. If you buy in large quantities, unopened food can be stored in the ice compartment. Wait for it to get back to room temperature before opening, so as to avoid the accumulation of water and mold.
  • Important notes for first-time feeding‼️
    When feeding our formula the first time, it is very normal for some timid birdies not to eat, as it is the first time for them to see something new! Because these kids are not led by their parents to forage for food in nature, they are not open to new things, and don’t know they have to chew, test and taste. So parents must understand that these kids simply do not know those are food, instead of dislike the food. In this case, parents may need to use different methods to induce children to try food. 👉 You can try to leave it for half a day first, or you can feed them with your hands to encourage them. Parents can also pretend to eat for them to learn. You can also contact us on whatsapp to brainstorm together. If your bird still insists on not eating till the afternoon, please provide some clean vegetables (choi sum, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, etc.) even if your bird does not normally like vegetables. Don't provide other ingredients yet. Induction method: Parents can boil an egg and mix 1/4 egg yolk + little bit chopped egg white + chop vegetables with our formulas and let your bird try. ♡ If you have more than one bird, you can use a big plate to feed our formula to let them eat together. If a bird sees other birds are eating, it will learn quickly that those are food. And flocks tend to enjoy trying new things together. After seriously trying, the bird will eat more and more everyday, and the portion size will be stable in about a week’s time. After stable consumption (4-5 days), you can start to add other formulas (if necessary). ⚠️ If your bird used to eat bird seeds, please be sure to put away or throw away the seeds, melon seeds, skewers and other similar empty-calorie junk food, so as to let the bird completely forget the existence of those foods. If you encounter any problems in the process, you are very welcome to whatsapp 67780515 for help.
  • Feeding portion (very important)‼️
    After receiving the food, please start feeding our formula in the morning (not afternoon or evening) of the next day. Portion needs not to be too much, for instance, budgie-2 teaspoon, cocktiel-1 tablespoon, African Gray-1.5 tablespoon, etc. as a start. Continue to observe the food bowl’s leftover in the afternoon. If your birds have not finished eating (even if there is only half of the broken grain left), you don’t need to do anything. As soon as your bird clears out all food in the food bowl (i.e. only the powder remains), you can add a small amount immediately, and refill every time your bird finishes all. It is OK to add as many times as possible. ​ ⚠️ Please remember the total serving size for the day. You may give the total amount directly the next morning, and if you find that you have finished eating in the afternoon, add it again, and recalculate the total amount for the day. If there is any leftover before going to bed at night, reduce the total amount. (Throw away all remains). ​ Why portion control? All birds will give priority to eating the ingredients they like/trust, and only try other ingredients if they are still hungry after eating. Therefore, we need to control the amount of food and let them try all the ingredients, such that they will learn that all ingredients are delicious. This could change the bird’s attitude towards new food and stuff. Therefore, at the beginning of the early stage, you can feed them in separate meals, not too much, and add more after eating, the number of times is not limited. Once your birds have developed a good habit, you can increase the amount and serve all in the morning directly.
  • What are the ingredients in formula
    The following are the main​ ingredients, but each ​formula will be adjusted according to the season regarding the ingredients and proportion: Seasonal fruits, barley, millet, oats, quinoa, wheat kernels, flaxseed, sesame, pepper, eggs, carrots, pumpkin, peppers, paprika, celery, corn, turmeric, ginger root, oregano, fenugreek Celery, coriander, rosemary, thyme, various fennel, coriander, pumpkin seeds, honey, pollen, various nuts, probiotics, etc. ​
  • Feeding time? Remember: don’t leave overnight‼️
    ⚠️Remember, don’t leave food overnight⚠️ Before turning off the lights and going to bed, please throw away all the leftover and clean the food bowl and cage. Hong Kong is humid and hot. If the food is left overnight, it will get damp and deteriorate. Secondly, cockroaches and other pests will visit and contaminate the food at night. Our birds will get sick if they eat them the next morning. ​ What if our bird is hungry at night? They're not owls. They don't normally eat at night (many of the breeds don't even have good eyesight at night). ​ So it is a good eating habit to clear the food bowl at night.
  • Feeding utensils
    Please use a big opening food bowl (for small bird - diameter at least 8cm, medium bird 10cm, large bird 12cm), never use a narrow and deep stainless steel food bowl, or Plastic food bowl stuck between the slingshot door.
  • Should I choose SS or MM?
    SS Suitable for small birds or relatively weak bite (friendlier onessuch as cocktiels, monk parakeets, etc) birds, grain-based, about 1-5mm MM Suitable for medium/strongbills , grain + fruits and vegetables, about 5-20mm Reference: Acacia, zebra finch, etc. —> Little Birdie Formula Unweaned baby bird —> Super Baby Powder Rainbow Lorikeet —> Lorikeet Formula Young bird learning to eat —> Chick Formula Canary, java sparrow, budgie, pacific parrotlet, lineolated parakeet, lovebird, cocktiel, etc —> SS Sun conure, caique, Hahn’s macaw, ringneck, African gray, cockatoos, etc. —> MM Monk parakeet, Senegal, Derbyan parakeet, etc. —> SS+MM Eclectus Parrot —> Eclectus Formula
  • My bird doesn’t seem to eat
    Parents may find that when they feed a new formula for the first time, their bird may go take a bite then leave. IT IS NORMAL! In fact, when encountering new food, many pet birds will leave them unattended for observation and not eat immediately. Many parents would wrong interpret as, "Oh, my bird does not like the food!" WORST STILL, the parents will take away the new food and change it back to something the bird particularly like. In this sense, congratulations! You are teaching your bird to become a picky eater! The correct method: Feed new food in the morning. Parents can leave the food in the cage and ignore the bird no matter it eats or not. Once hungry, the bird will start to try new food at around noon time or even later in the afternoon (some birds maybe too stubborn to try new things, if they don't eat it in the afternoon, parents can give them some well-washed vegetable (even if they don’t normally like vegetables)). Parents can also encourage and teach children to eat by ways such as pretending to eat, feeding by hand, etc. When the bird has finally try the new food out, it will discover that it really tastes good! Its attitude towards food and new things will also improve, this will enhance their survival skills as well.
  • Biting and chewing ability of birds
    Our formulas contain both powdery and granular ingredients which can help train the beak muscle of the parrots. Parrots’ beak and tongue are very flexible and skillful, a Macaw can eat powdery food without any problem (and a small bird and swallow a big fish!). It's just that when they become a pet bird, some of them may become lazy in biting: some may like to eat bigger sized food for easy pickup, while some may like to eat smaller pieces for less biting. Therefore, our formulas aim to train back their chewing ability through different sizes of food (this is an important survival ability). Parents only need to follow the feeding method to improve their eating habits. So remember, birds have very strong beak muscles and digestive system, and there is no problem for birds to eat big fish and Macaw to eat powdered food. Extended reading: About bird's eating habits.
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