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Harrison's High Potency Fine & Super Fine Bird Food

  • Fine Dry » 453g Bag £7.99
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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


  • Crude protein (min.) - 20%
  • Crude fat (min.) - 12%
  • Crude fiber (max.) - 5%
  • Moisture (max.) - 10%

Feeding guidelines

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.

  • Conversion: All birds should start out and remain on High Potency Formula for a period of at least 6 months
  • Special needs: For birds that are molting, overweight, underweight, particularly active, housed in a cold climate, recovering from an illness or affected by liver or kidney disease
  • Weaning Birds: Feed High Potency Formula for at least 6-9 months
  • Breeding Birds: Birds should be fed High Potency Formula 1-2 months prior to the breeding period and until chicks are weaned or for at least six months before resuming Adult Lifetime Formula. The amount of supplemental certified organic vegetables and fruits may be increased until the chicks are weaned. For each 2 Tbs (20 g) Formula, add ½ (5 g) Tbs certified organic sunflower seeds

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.

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Baby quaker parrot

25th Sep 2015

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?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Is it too fattening?

11th Jul 2015
Lian Jones
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2015
  • From: Wrecsam, United Kingdom

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?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.)


1st Jul 2015
Lian Jones
  • VioVet Customer Since: June 2015
  • From: Wrecsam, United Kingdom

Can I add hot water to this to soften it and feed it to a partly weened Quaker?

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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!)

Galah cockatoo

26th Oct 2014

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??

John Cousins
  • Veterinary Surgeon

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.

Feeding chicks

7th Apr 2014
Marcelus Aescdune

Would you recommend the use of high potency super fine for feeding goldfinch chicks after they are seperated from the hen .

Richard Spratley
  • Web Developer

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.