Passwell Complete Lorikeet is a nutritionally balanced, maintenance diet for lorikeets & lories.
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- Specifically formulated to provide lorikeets with all known essential nutrients,vitamins and minerals.
- Calorie-controlled feed guidelines to help weight control.
- Balanced protein content to maintain good feather and body condition.
- Moderate iron and vitamin A levels to minimise the risk of excessive iron storage.
Passwell Complete Lorikeet is a completely balanced maintenance food and may represent upto 80% of a lorikeet's diet. The remainder of the diet should be made up of a variety of fresh fruits & vegetables and as much native blossom as possible.
Feed Complete Lorikeet dry (recommended), or mix with warm water to a desired consistency. Note that the addition of water will increase the rate of spoilage by micro-organisms.
Remove soiled or uneaten food daily and replace with fresh food. Some lorikeets will load their drinking water with dry food so always ensure that fresh water is available.
Caged birds tend to over-eat and become obese when offered an unlimited supply of food. It is a healthier, and more economical practice to establish your birds' daily food requirement and feed that amount.
1 teaspoon = approx. 3g
Complete Lorikeet powder food per day
Species grams teaspoons
Little & Purple-crowned Lorikeet 9 3
Musk & Scaly-breasted Lorikeet 12 4
Rainbow & Red-collared Lorikeet 15 5
Red & Dusky Lory 15 5
Chattering & Black-capped Lory 24 8
Note that these feeding estimates are for non-breeding birds and can vary depending on the nutritional value of other foods eaten, as well as lorikeet activity levels and daily temperature.
Feed 30% more than the non-breeding requirement of Complete Lorikeet plus 1 level teaspoon of prepared Passwell Finch Soft Food per bird per day. This provides the additional protein and nutrient requirements for breeding birds.
Limited or short-term feeding of wild lorikeets with a nutritionally balanced food is not necessarily harmful. However, non-resident birds may become dependent on this food source and be at risk of competition and disease if induced to stay in an area where there is little natural food. Resident and breeding birds are at risk of nutritional deficiency if the food offered does not contain all essential nutrients they require. Be aware that birds will source the readily available "hand-outs" at the expense of their natural diet and may be at an increased risk of disease transmission at crowded or unhygienic feed stations. Do not overfeed wild birds. About 1 level teaspoon of Complete Lorikeet per bird per day is plenty.
Ground cereals, sucrose, whey and soy proteins, dextrose, mannan oligosaccharides, ?-glucans, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (including EPA & DHA), carotenoids, 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) 13%
Fat (min) 6%
Carbohydrate (min) 72%
Fibre (max) 3%
Vitamin A 0.3mg/kg
Metabolisable Energy (ME) 16MJ/kg