Wombaroo Insectivore Rearing Mix
Complete food for rearing and supplementing insectivorous and carnivorous birds.
This includes magpies, kookaburras, birds of prey & seabirds.
- High Protein – 52% protein which is the highest level of any commercial bird diet .
- Calcium for Bones– balances meat and egg food mixes.
- Ideal Live Food Replacer – replicates the nutrient content of an insect or whole prey diet.
Low in Carbohydrates – no wheat, rice or cereal fillers.
Meat meal, fish meal, blood meal, whey protein, soy protein, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, lysine, methionine, taurine, carotenoids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, K, biotin, choline, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium, 1g/kg Actigen® dried yeast prebiotic.
Directions for Use
Prepared food may be stored refrigerated for a day or frozen for up to 2 weeks. Do not add extra vitamin, mineral or concentrated food supplements to these diets.
Mix 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 20g of minced meat or fish.
Mix 20g (2 level scoops) of powder with 1 large hard-boiled egg.
Mash the egg with a fork and then slowly add the powder to turn into a crumbly mass. Feed as a maintenance diet to small insectivores (e.g. wrens, robins), waders or to orphaned precocial chicks. Mix in live insects to encourage intake. Can also be used as a protein supplement for softbills, songbirds, breeding finches & parrots.
Mix 10g (2 level scoops) of powder with 12mL of warm water.
Slowly add the water and mix to a putty-like consistency. Break small pieces from the prepared mix and roll into pellets for feeding. Extra water should be offered by mouth when feeding pellets. Use as a rearing food for orphan magpies, ravens, kookaburras or frogmouths.
Add 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 15mL of warm water.
Slowly add water and mix to make a slurry. Let the mix stand for 2 minutes to absorb all the water. If too thick, add more water and continue mixing. Feed at about 30°C using a spoon or syringe and tube. Use as a force-feeding formula for sick birds or orphaned altricial chicks.
Raptors & Seabirds (Whole-body eaters)
Stuff 10g (1 level scoop) of powder per 100g of whole fish, rodent or day old chick.
Cavities may be stuffed by preparing as a slurry and using a syringe.