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Dr. Rob is a world renowned avian veterinarian in Sydney, Australia. He was the veterinary consultant for the Northern Territory Nature and Conservation Commission for a scientific study of the disease status in the wild population of the endangered Gouldian Finches as it related to a "Recovery Plan".



Tailai O’Brien is a Parrot Behavior Consultant who has worked along side Dr. Marshall and has developed special regimes for successful bird training and behavioral development. Fill out her Questionnaire so that she may help you with your parrot’s bad behavior.

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Baby Bird Hand-feeding Formula


Have you ever wondered if it would be possible to save one of your precious Gouldian chicks that was pitched or abandoned by it’s parents, but just never felt confident to attempt to hand feed them?

Well I wondered that for 15 years while watching many babies die, until one day I decided to just jump in and give it a try!

It was not as hard as I had imagined, thanks to Nutri-Start and the syringe with a crop tube extension. Lafeber’s Instant Nutri-Start® hand feeding formula is the safest hand feeding formula on the market. Nutri-Start® is nutritionally balanced and highly digestible because it is made from rice flour. It’s great for beginners and mixes easily with hot water. Easy to follow instructions are included.

 The most important considerations in the hand-feeding process are the frequency and volume of feeding. Baby birds grow at an extraordinarily rapid rate and this growth requires a great deal of food to meet the nutritional needs of the bird. However, the crop of a young bird holds a limited amount of food, so it must be filled frequently. As the bird gets older, the capacity of the crop increases, and the number of daily feedings will be reduced.

So taking on this challenge will require a bit of your time throughout the day, but this will be well worth the effort when you see that beautiful chick grow right before your eyes into a beautiful, adult finch!








A safe, effective, rice based hand-feeding formula. Mixes easily with hot water