Mazuri® Songbird Hand Feeding Formula

Mazuri® Songbird Hand Feeding Formula is a complete diet designed to promote optimal growth and development for baby birds of insect-eating species, such as jays, robins, woodpeckers, bluebirds, and others.

  • Designed to promote hydration in young birds - No gums that may dehydrate chicks.
  • Complete and easy to use - Just add water, mix and feed!
  • Contains probiotics – For optimized digestion and immune support. 
  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids – Supports healthy development. 
  • Formulated to support healthy growth and feather development. 
  • No supplementation required
  • No added artificial colors

Product Form: Meal

Product Size: 2 lb. (907 g) net weight resealable poly bag

How to Prepare Mazuri Hand Feeding Formulas

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SKU 3009528-745


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Every exotic animal deserves the right nutrition

Crude protein not less than
Crude fat not less than
Crude fiber not more than
Moisture not less than
Ash not less than
Sulfur not more than
Omega-3 fatty acids not less than

Total Microorganisms


270,000 CFU/g

(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium thermophilum, Enterococcus faecium)*
*Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms. 

Soy Protein Concentrate, Dried Egg Product, Chicken, Fish Meal, Corn Starch, Fish Oil, Soybean Oil, DL-Methionine, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Brewers Dried Yeast, Wheat Flour, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium thermophilum Fermentation Product, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Citric Acid (a Preservative), Rosemary Extract, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Vitamin C), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Beta Carotene, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.


  • For best care, establish a planned feeding program using sanitary practices. Mix with water to appropriate consistency for the age of chick that you are feeding. Young chicks will require more water.
    o As chicks grow, feeding frequency will decrease; allow crop to empty before next feeding. Feed until crop is full or chick refuses to eat.
  • To ensure complete hydration of the product, mix with hot water and feed when the temperature is between 100º to 105º F (38º to 40.5º C). If it is too hot, add a small amount of cold water to reach feeding temperatures, or wait until the formula reaches an appropriate feeding temperature.
  • Water:powder ratio may vary among species. Measuring of powder by weight is recommended. Suggested mixing ratios should be modified to fit the nutritional and hydration needs of the birds you are feeding and to ensure that the product will flow through the syringe you are using.
    • In the first weeks post-hatch, 80% Water: 20% Powder (measure by weight).
    • As the bird grows, 60% Water: 40% Powder (measure by weight).
  • Mix thoroughly with a fork or whisk until fully mixed.
    • Feed until the crop is full using the appropriate hand-feeding syringe. Do not overfeed.
      • Most chicks will eat 10% or more of their body weight per feeding. Some species (house finches, sparrows, grackles) will continue to gape and beg when crops are full.
      • Growth rates can vary by bird and species, so monitor body weight daily. This is the most accurate way to ensure proper growth and feeding rates.

Feeding Notes:

  • Under-heating can cause crop stasis, and over-heating can cause crop burn.
  • Never use a microwave to heat formula as it can create hot spots and cause crop burns.
  • Never feed dry powder. Always mix fresh with water; do not reuse.
  • Make a fresh batch of formula for each feeding. Reheating is not advised.
  • Do not use formula for more than 6 hours after preparing.
  • Do not dilute the formula excessively as this will reduce calories fed to the chick and will impair growth and development.
  • Use good sanitation practices and good quality water.
  • Thoroughly wash feed and water bowls on a regular basis. It is always good practice to wash hands thoroughly after feeding and/or handling animals.
  • This diet is not for human consumption.

Storage Conditions
For best results, reseal the bag between uses or store contents of open paper sack in container with sealing lid. Store in a cool (75°F/24°C or colder), dry (approximately 50% RH) location free from rodents and insects. Do not offer moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may result in illness, performance loss or death. Freezing will not harm the diet and may extend freshness. Use within 1 year of bag manufacturing or "Best if Used By" date.

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