Wild Birds & Rehabilitation
Often wild birds come into care due to injury or orphaning. It is important that these birds are looked after by experienced wildlife carers as they have specific diet & husbandry requirements and often require veterinary treatment. Contact your local vet or wildlife care group. The end goal is usually to rehabilitate these birds so that they may be successfully released back into the wild.Our foods are specially formulated for wild birds to cater for Granivores (eg parrots), Insectivores (eg Magpies & Kookaburras) and Nectarivores (eg Lorikeets & Honeyeaters). We also make an emergency diet First Aid for Birds which is an instant-energy, high protein formula for all birds.
First Aid for Birds
First Aid for Birds provides emergency nutrition for critically sick or orphaned birds.
- An instant energy, high protein boost for all sick birds.
- Highly digestible amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins & minerals for quick absorption.
- Invaluable assist-feeding formula for orphaned or injured birds.
Glucose, maltodextrin, Albumen, hydrolysed casein, vegetable oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, 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) 22% Fat (min) 6% Cabohydrate (min) 60% Energy 14MJ/kg
50g, 250g & 500g.
Ensure that sick or injured birds are kept in a quiet and warm environment (approximately 28ºC).
Birds should be treated for hypothermia, dehydration and shock before attempted to being fed. Seek veterinary advice.
- Mix 6g (2 heaped teaspoons) of First Aid with 10mL of pre-boiled water heated to about 50°C
- Do not use immediately. Allow mixture to stand for 2 minutes to absorb all the water
- If too thick, reheat and add a little more water
- Feed First Aid at 35°C using a spoon or syringe
- Take care not to introduce food into the bird's windpipe
- Prepare First Aid fresh each time and feed until the bird recovers enough to eat its normal food.