Mazuri® Softbill Gel Diet

Mazuri® Softbill Gel Diet is a complete softbill bird food for iron sensitive fruit-eating bird species such as toucans and other softbills. This bird diet, which resembles ripe fruit in texture when mixed, is formulated to ensure the proper feeding of iron-sensitive softbills. It is shipped as a powder that is designed to be made into a gel prior to feeding. Mazuri® gel diets are highly palatable and have a long shelf life in the powder form.

  • Ph.D.-formulated nutrition – Designed specifically for iron-sensitive birds.
  • Each batch is carefully analyzed to ensure appropriate iron levels. Analysis is available below.
  • Antioxidant-rich formula – Supports overall health.
  • Formulated to allow for supplementation with fruits or other food items, if desired.
  • Flavored with fruit – Made with apples and prunes, with natural pineapple flavoring to encourage palatability.
  • Soft, wet gel – Highly palatable; can be cut to the desired size and shape. Wet gel resembles ripe fruit in texture.
  • No added artificial flavors.

Product Form:  Dry powder mixes into high moisture gel

Product Size:  Available by the kg.

Product Sheet

SKU 0022722

FORMULA NUMBER 5ME4

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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 more than
Ash not more than
Iron not more than
20.0%
7.5%
4.0%
12.0%
7.0%
125 ppm
 
Iron Analysis (As Fed)
Lot # Iron Concentration, ppm
19SEP19RTD1 78.0
19JUL11 72.0
19APR2 84.0
19MAR1RTD1 84.0
19JAN23RTD1 104.0
18OCT17RTD1 59.0

 

Wheat Flour, Gelatin, Wheat Germ, Corn Gluten Meal, Soybean Oil, Casein, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sucrose, Brewers Dried Yeast, Locust Bean Gum, Corn Oil, Carrageenan, Calcium Carbonate, Dried Egg Product, Soy Protein Isolate, Potassium Chloride, Cellulose, Lecithin, Safflower Oil, Wheat Red Dog, Calcium Propionate (a Preservative), Salt, Choline Chloride, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid (a Preservative), Nicotinic Acid, Vitamin E Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Basic Copper Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin-5-Phosphate, Folic Acid, Vitamin A Acetate, Cobalt Carbonate, Rosemary Extract, Potassium Iodate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3).

NEVER FEED DRY PRODUCT.

  • Combine, by weight, 80% boiling water and 20% Mazuri® gel powder. Adjust ratios to desired texture and need.
    • Mix fully, pour into shallow pan. Refrigerate overnight or until firm. Cut to desired size and feed.
  • Provide gel product as at least 75% of the bird’s dry matter intake (approximately 80% of the total diet). If desired, it may be fed in conjunction with the dry, extruded Mazuri® Softbill Diet.
  • Fresh fruits, vegetables, or other enrichment food items may be provided, but as no more than 20% of the total diet.
    • Avoid feeding bananas because they are high in calories and dry matter content. Avoid food items which may contain high levels of iron (e.g. meat, dog food, grapes, blueberries, figs, etc.), and limit citrus fruit (oranges, grapefruit) because they may enhance the uptake of iron.
  • Reproduction: Females which are heavy layers may need supplementation of pure, pharmaceutical-grade calcium carbonate at a rate of 2% of their daily intake during the laying season only.
  • Prepared gel should be consumed or discarded within 24 hours or stored no longer than 7 days under refrigeration or up to 1 month frozen.
  • If frozen, it is recommended that frozen batches be individually sealed in amount of usage, as repeated entry into the container exposes gel to oxygen.
  • Always provide plenty of fresh, clean 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.

CAUTION: This product is designed to have a low concentration of dietary iron. No readily available iron source is added as an ingredient to this diet. This product is not intended to be a sole diet for growing birds or birds which are not iron sensitive.

 

Storage Conditions
Mazuri® Gel Diets have a 1-year shelf life in the dry powder form when stored in a dry environment. For best results, tightly affix lid on canister after removal of desired dosage or store contents of open bags 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 feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness, performance loss or death. The mixed product should be stored under refrigeration for no longer than 7 days or frozen for up to 1 month. It is recommended that frozen batches be individually sealed in amount of usage, as repeated entry into the container exposes gel to oxygen. Once this product is mixed, it should be handled like raw food. 

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