Which formula should I feed my bird?

For nectar-eating birds, such as lories and lorikeets, we recommend Nekton-Lori. While Harrison's can be made into a wet mix for nectar-eaters, it takes a lot more effort to do that than the already formulate Nekton-Lori that just needs addition of water. However, Harrison's is also very nutritious for lorikeets as it does not have added sugar. To make it palatable for nectar-eating birds, vets recommend using honey (such as Mānuka in New Zealand).

For most other parrots, we recommend Harrison’s Bird Foods. It is a family of formulated diets that were created by avian veterinarians and nutritionists with the health of your bird in mind. These products require little or no supplementation. Harrison's Bird Foods are manufactured in the USA - click here to read more about these products.

Please refer to the chart below to identify the best Harrison's formulation for your bird. Feeding charts are intended as general recommendation. All birds switching to Harrison’s should start out and remain on High Potency for a period of at least 8 months. Some birds may then switch to Adult Lifetime, but most birds can remain on High Potency indefinitely. Certain species (African Grey and larger Macaw, for example) should remain on High Potency for life.

Harrison's Feeding Chart

General Feeding Amounts: 

  • to help reduce waste, feed as distinct meals.
  • birds may eat all they want, but use the tables below as a guideline.
  • feed fresh food daily (discard uneaten food), do not “top off”.

Coarse (bigger birds):

High potency coarse feeding amounts

Adult lifetime coarse feeding amounts

Fine (medium birds):

High potency fine feeding amounts

Adult lifetime fine feeding amounts

Super Fine (small birds): Super Fine is not available in New Zealand, but you may want to use Fine or Mash depending on your bird's preference.

 High potency super fine feeding amounts

High potency super fine feeding amounts