Wombaroo Insectivore Rearing Mix
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The Wombaroo Insectivore rearing mix is a complete food for rearing and supplementing insectivorous and carnivorous birds, such as magpies, kookaburras, birds of prey & seabirds.
- High Protein – 52% protein which is the highest level of any commercial bird diet .
- Calcium for Bones– balances meat and egg food mixes.
- Ideal Live Food Replacer – replicates the nutrient content of an insect or whole prey diet.
- Low in Carbohydrates – no wheat, rice or cereal fillers.
Directions for Use
Prepared food may be stored refrigerated for a day or frozen for up to 2 weeks. Do not add extra vitamin, mineral or concentrated food supplements to these diets.
Mix 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 20g of minced meat or fish.
A little water may be necessary to moisten the preparation. Always use good quality meat as a base. Feed as a maintenance diet to magpies, ravens, kookaburras, frogmouths, raptors and seabirds.
Mix 20g (2 level scoops) of powder with 1 large hard-boiled egg.
Mash the egg with a fork and then slowly add the powder to turn into a crumbly mass. Feed as a maintenance diet to small insectivores (e.g. wrens, robins), waders or to orphaned precocial chicks. Mix in live insects to encourage intake. Can also be used as a protein supplement for softbills, songbirds, breeding finches & parrots.
Mix 10g (2 level scoops) of powder with 12mL of warm water.
Slowly add the water and mix to a putty-like consistency. Break small pieces from the prepared mix and roll into pellets for feeding. Extra water should be offered by mouth when feeding pellets. Use as a rearing food for orphan magpies, ravens, kookaburras or frogmouths.
Add 10g (1 level scoop) of powder with 15mL of warm water.
Slowly add water and mix to make a slurry. Let the mix stand for 2 minutes to absorb all the water. If too thick, add more water and continue mixing. Feed at about 30°C using a spoon or syringe and tube. Use as a force-feeding formula for sick birds or orphaned altricial chicks.