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Harrison's High Potency Fine & Super Fine bird food is a year round dietary food, suitable for most small and medium-sized birds. The balanced, nutritious ingredients in this unique feed will promote optimum health in your bird, improve coat shine and is suitable for birds that are overweight, breeding or in moult. High Potency Fine is ideal for conures, lories, quakers, cockatiels, lovebirds, doves and other small to medium parrots. High Potency Super Fine is ideal for canaries, finches, budgies, parakeets and other small parrots.
Please note that many birds prefer their favourite seed and will not eat this type of product if an abundance of seed is available. It is helpful to limit the periods of time that seeds are available during the day, so that the birds are encouraged to try other foods.
*Hulled Grey Millet, *Ground Hull-less Barley, *Ground Soybeans, *Ground Yellow Corn, *Ground Shelled Peanuts, *Ground Shelled Sunflower Seeds, *Ground Green Peas, *Ground Lentils, *Ground Toasted Oat Groats, *Ground Rice, *Sunflower Oil, *Chia Seed, *Ground Alfalfa, Calcium Carbonate, Montmorillonite Clay, *Ground Dried Sea Kelp, Vitamin E Supplement, Sea Salt, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, * Algae Meal, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, D-Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Carbonate, *Vegetable Oil.
*Certified organic ingredient
Be sure to feed fresh food daily, do not "top off". To help reduce waste, feed as distinct meals. Birds may eat all they want, but use the table below as a guideline.
It is not recommended to supplement with vitamins or other bird or animal food products. Supplementation should be limited to no more than 10% of the overall diet. Offer certified organic vegetables and fruits in small quantities; select dark yellow meaty or dark green leafy items such as sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, winter squash, broccoli, parsley, spinach, mango or papaya.
For birds with suspected iron-storage disease: Avoid citrus fruits, tomatoes, kiwi, strawberries and other foods containing vitamin C. Avoid grapes, currants, raisins, liver, red meat, egg yolk or dark green vegetables such as spinach, which may contain high levels of iron.
All prices include VAT where applicable.
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For UK delivery, we charge the following:
Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.
For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.
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Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.
Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.
To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.
*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.
Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Harrison's High Potency Fine & Super Fine Bird Food, including answers from our team.
I have a 10 week old baby Quaker parrot, the breeder has weaned onto seeds but I want to switch to pellet food. Which one would be appropriate?
The High Potency Fine is suitable to try. The High Potency Coarse would also be acceptable and it is more a matter of individual preference than nutritional difference. Some birds take to fine, some like larger pieces. After 6 months or so, it would be best to gradually switch to the Adult Lifetime variety (Coarse or Fine) because the high potency is too high in fats and tends to make birds obese. It can be used while they are breeding, but not otherwise once they have become adult.
Hi, I've been told that the peanuts and sun flower seeds in this product can cause fatty liver disease in Quaker parrots, is this true?
There is some disagreement about this I believe. It is true that some species of parrot-like birds, such as Quaker parakeets, are prone to becoming obese and getting fatty liver disease. This is partly down to types of food as well as activity levels. Personally I would use the high potency for young, growing birds and those you intend to breed from. Otherwise I would use the standard Harrison's Adult Lifetime food, which has lower protein and much lower fat levels with slightly more fibre. You can alternatively achieve this effect by making sure that your birds eat a significant amount of high fibre, low energy fresh foods. This would include most green foods and many other salad items like sweet peppers, raw carrots etc. Some fruit is OK too, but not lots of very sweet varieties. Fresh vegetable matter is usually better. (Avoid Avocados too.)
Can I add hot water to this to soften it and feed it to a partly weened Quaker?
Yes you can. You should make up fresh each time and make sure that it is not too hot when you offer it to the bird. (I often test the temperature by touching a bit on my tongue. That is a very easy way of getting an accurate indication of temperature, though might seem rather eccentric!)
My galah is 20 weeks old. She is on high potency fine formula mixed with normal parrot food. Seeds etc. 60% formula with 20% seeds. And 20% fruit and veg. Is this the correct diet and is she on the correct organic food??
Galahs are very prone to obesity and I wonder now that your bird has done its growing, if a more appropriate diet might be based on Harrisons Adult Lifetime Coarse. The fruit and especially veg are important additions. A big variety of different veg and salad items should be offered. Seeds are OK in small amounts. You need to be careful not to keep topping up the seed pot when it is low, or you can find that your bird is eating seeds and not much else. Often you need to add a small amount only each day and just make sure that the Harrisons and the veg are present all the time. As long as they are there, the bird has not run out of food. It is perfectly OK for it to run out of the food it really likes. I would not feed my children by keeping a pile of Mars bars next to them at all times. Birds are no better than children at eating what is good for them, so you need to control it. Personally I would introduce Harrisons Adult Lifetime Coarse and make this the main element of the diet.
Would you recommend the use of high potency super fine for feeding goldfinch chicks after they are seperated from the hen .
The Super Fine is recommended for goldfinch chicks once they have been weaned. If they have not been weaned then the Juvenile Hand-Feeding Formula is recommended.