Mazuri Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet is a complete bird food for small psittacines and passerines. This nutritionally complete small bird food, formulated in small round particles, can be used as the primary diet for nonbreeding birds.
Specially formulated with balanced nutrition – Use as the primary diet for non-breeding birds.
Nutritionally Complete - Requires no mixing or supplementation.
Better than pellets - Less fines and increased digestibility.
Better than seeds – Less waste (20-50% of seed weight is hulls).
Reduced diet preparation - Less time chopping fruit and veggies.
Formulation allows for supplementation with species appropriate food items - Can include up to 20% (by weight) of diet as produce, seeds, etc. to encourage natural feeding behaviors and for training and enrichment.
No artificial colors or flavors.
Natural sources of pigments and antioxidants.
Product Form: Extruded feed: 5/64" round particle.
Product Size: 25 lb. net weight paper sacks.
Ground corn, wheat middlings, dehulled soybean meal, corn gluten meal, flaxseed, glyceryl monostearate, dicalcium phosphate, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, wheat germ, brewers dried yeast, calcium propionate (a preservative), llysine, salt, dl-methionine, Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product dehydrated, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin C), choline chloride, Lactobacillus casei fermentation product dehydrated, Bifidobacterium thermophilum fermentation product dehydrated, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product dehydrated, beta carotene, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate (form of vitamin E), menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), preserved with mixed tocopherols (form of vitamin E), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), rosemary extract, folic acid, vitamin A acetate, citric acid, manganous oxide, riboflavin, tagetes (Aztec marigold) extract (color), zinc oxide, calcium iodate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, nicotinic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, l-tryptophan, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.
Crude protein not less than 14.5%
Crude fat not less than 5.0%
Crude fiber not more than 5.0%
Moisture not more than 12.0%
Ash not more than 8.0%
This diet should be fed to non-breeding birds. Feed this diet to young birds after they have their first molt and until they reach breeding age. This diet should also be fed to birds which are not kept for breeding purposes. Any time a bird is not breeding or when raising young for periods of over one month, they should be fed Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet.
To switch birds from seeds (or any diet they are currently being fed) to Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet, do a gradual changeover. Start with 90% seed (or current diet) and 10% Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet. On each succeeding day, reduce the amount of seeds by 10% while increasing the amount of Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet by 10%. On the 10th day, the diet should consist only of Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet.
Monitor the bird’s weight and behavior carefully during the conversion period. Be specially attentive during the 10th to 12th day. If the bird is losing weight, or if the bird is not consuming the product, offer the bird a mix of 50% seed and 50% Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet and restart the conversion process from this point. If the bird is not eating, the excreta color will become dark green and the volume will decrease. If the bird is consuming the Mazuri® Small Bird Maintenance Mini Diet the excreta will be a brownish-green color.
For best results, store in a cool (75°F or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location. Freezing will not harm the diet and may extend freshness. Use within 1 year of bag manufacturing.