Parrots & Cockatoos
Parrots & Cockatoos have a mainly granivorous (seed) and frugivorous (fruit) diet. However in the breeding season they supplement their diet with additional protein, vitamins & minerals from fresh green plant material, mineral grit, insects and sometimes even meat. Our parrot foods include nutritionally-balanced Crumbles and Pellets for everyday diet. For breeding birds we recommend supplementing with Parrot Soft Food or Egg & Biscuit to cater for the increased nutritional demands. For hand-raising young birds we have developed Passwell Hand Rearing Food and Wombaroo Granivore Rearing Mix to supply the elevated protein, vitamin & mineral requirements of growing chicks. We also make a range of treats and dietary supplements that can enhance the health & well-being of cage and aviary birds.
Egg & Biscuit
Passwell "Egg & Biscuit" is a nutritionally balanced, breeding and conditioning diet for canaries, finches, parrots and pigeons.
- Provides essential nutrients to breeding birds for improved egg quality and chick health.
- Contains whole egg, high quality proteins and enriched with omega-3&6, vitamins & minerals.
- Scientifically formulated diet provides superior nutrition to most commercial or home-made recipes.
Serving suggestion - made-up as a moist crumble.
Processed cereals, whole egg powder, whey and soy proteins, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (including EPA & DHA), carotenoids, taurine, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
Protein (min) 16% Fat (min) 8% Carbohydrate (max) 63% Fibre (max) 4% Calcium 1% Metabolisable Energy (ME)
500g, 1kg, 5kg, 10kg & 20kg.
Passwell Egg & Biscuit can be fed as either a moist crumble or mixed with soaked seed/vegetables.
To feed as a moist crumble:
Mix 20g of Passwell Egg & Biscuit (2 level tablespoons) with 10ml (1 tablespoon) of warm water. Slowly add the water to the powder while mixing to form a moist crumbly mix. Do not make into a paste.
To feed with soaked seed or vegetables:
Mix 10g (1 level tablespoon) of Passwell Egg & Biscuit with 20g (2 heaped tablespoons) of soaked/sprouted seed or finely chopped/grated vegetables.
Prepare food fresh each day. We do not advise storing food in the fridge overnight as it can become contaminated with micro-organisms.
Species Breeding Status Fed as a Moist Crumble
(1 teaspoon = 5g approx.)
Fed with soaked seed/ vegetables
(1 tablespoon = 12g approx.)
Canaries, Finches & Budgies Non-breeding birds 5g per bird once a week. 12g per bird once week 1 month prior to breeding 5g per bird twice a week. 12g per bird twice a week Laying eggs until fledging young Feed ad lib daily. Feed ad lib daily. Fledging young until first moult 5g per bird 3 times a week 12g per bird 3 times a week Post-moult 5g per bird once a week 12g per bird once a week Parrots & Pigeons Non-breeding birds 10g per bird once a week 24g per bird once a week 1 month prior to breeding 10g per bird twice a week 24g per bird twice a week Laying eggs until fledging young Feed ad lib daily Feed ad lib daily Fledging young until first moult 10g per bird 3 times a week 24g per bird 3 times a week Post-moult 10g per bird once a week 24g per bird once a week
Passwell Egg & Biscuit is ideal to be used as a weaning food for hand-reared birds when transitioning from Passwell Hand Rearing Food to a solid diet. Fledged birds will also readily transition from Passwell Egg & Biscuit to Passwell Crumbles by mixing the two products together, and then gradually increasing the proportion of Crumbles.