To give young birds the best start in life they must be raised with a quality hand rearing diet. In particular, young birds have an increased protein requirement for muscle & feather development as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium for bone growth. Our rearing diets include Passwell Hand Rearing Food and Wombaroo Granivore Rearing Mix for typical seed-eating species such as parrots, pigeons finches and quail. We also make the higher-protein Wombaroo Insectivore Rearing Mix for meat or insect-eating species.Hand-reared birds will require additional heating from a heat lamp or incubator when very small and unfeathered. However, once feathered-up, supplemental heat may be provided by using a Cosy Heat Pad.