Canaries are small songbirds in the finch family with a predominantly granivorous (seed) diet. However in the breeding season they supplement their diet with additional protein, vitamins & minerals from fresh, green plant material, mineral grit and even insects. Canaries have been domesticated to produce many different colour varieties such as yellow and red factors. Our canary foods include nutritionally-balanced Crumbles for everyday nutrition, Colour-enhanced Red Factor Canary Seed and Egg & Biscuit for breeding birds. We also make a range of supplements and treats to enhance the colouration, 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.