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Vetafarm Nutricore

Nutricore provides exceptional nutritional balance, supporting optimal growth, feather development and immune function for baby birds. Ideal formula from hatching to weaning. It contains 13 vitamins and minerals, 9 strains of good bacteria and 7 digestive enzymes. Nutricore is veterinary formulated for optimal growth and development. 

(Sensitive species such as African Grey Parrots, Black Cockatoos and Hyacinth Macaws should be raised on Vetafarm Neocare)

Recommended Use:
The amount of Nutricore required by your birds and the frequency of which feeds should take place are dependent on the age (crop capacity) and species of bird being raised. Please research your species thoroughly before attempting to hand raise.

Australian soy isolate protein, maltodextrin, Australian pea flour, Australian potato starch, vegetable oil, whole egg powder, blueberry, Fructose, Vetafarm Synbiotic*, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K), and minerals (calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur & zinc).

*Vetafarm SYNBIOTIC provides: Probiotics (5,500 CFU/g) Lactobacillus acidophilus, L.casei, L. salivarius, L.plantarum, L.rhamnosus, L.brevis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, B.lactis, S. thermophilus.

Inulin (chicory root extract).

protease, amylase, cellulase, hemicellulase, lipase, papain, bromelain.

Please note: The below directions are a guide only. If babies' crops are emptying faster than normal, add slightly more Nutricore formula to your mix. If babies' crops are emptying slowly, slightly more water can be added for a thinner consistency.

Always ensure food is fed to babies at a temperature of between 38-41°C.
Never reuse a premixed batch of formula from a previous feed. Mix Nutricore fresh every feed.
Always ensure feeding utensils are thoroughly cleaned and sterilised between feeds.
Always weigh your babies at the beginning of each day before their first feed to ensure they are gaining weight. 
Always mix well to achieve a uniform consistency, cool to feeding temperature (38-41⁰C) and feed fresh to babies.

Neonate Feeding Recommendation (Hatching to Day 5) 
Feed a combination of Spark Liquid and Synbiotic solution only, for the first 24 hours or until your baby passes the meconium (first dropping). After the first dropping, mix 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutricore with 5 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water to make a very thin solution, then feed this solution for the next 24 hours. This solution can be gradually thickened over the following 3 days until the Standard feeding dilution is achieved as outlined below.

Standard Feeding Recommendation (Babies over 5 Days) 
Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutricore Hand Rearing Formula with 3 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water. This consistency will be used from day 5 through to when the bird weans onto an adult diet.

Transition Feeding  
A Nutricore mix of very thin consistency should be fed to babies for at least the first 24 hours when transitioning from another brand of formula or when pulling babies older than 5 days from the nest for hand raising. This is to ensure babies remain hydrated and allows a period for adjustment to the new diet. The recommendation for this transition period is 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutricore with 5 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water. 

SKU 112233
Brand Vetafarm