Recipe for Gourldian Finch Egg Mix Feed
I have seen in some comments and videos that finches should have not just wild bird seed mix, but should also have an 'egg feed mix'
Do you have a recipe you recommend for me to begin adding egg to their menu?
A Gouldian finch breeding diet consists of the regular diet as a base. A seed mixture created for finches will be made up of Canary grass seed, white millet, panicum millet, plate millet, Japanese millet and niger seed.
While protein sufficient for maintenance, repair and growth is available in a quality finch seed mix and millet sprays, additional proteins are extremely important and must be added when it comes time for successful reproduction to take place.
Sources of proteins are found in animals and vegetables and seeds. Always have spray millet available for breeding Gouldians.
It is a great source of protein. The Gouldian finch breeding diet must be supplemented with animal protein and the proven best source for our domesticated Gouldians comes from eggs.
Dried egg food can be purchased in most large pet stores or bird shops. It comes in packages that contain small dried yellow crumble.
There are several different types offered. I have been successful with a product known as Ce-de-eivoer, (egg food), but there are many others to consider as well.
My preference is the Ce-de egg food that has added dried insects.
This dry mix alone is often ignored by the birds as are the biscuit forms of egg food. A
finely chopped hard boiled egg when added to the dry Ce-de mix however makes a very enticing food for your breeding birds.
Egg food should be offered in small quantities, (small enough so the whole amount will be consumed by the birds within two to three hours) very early each and every morning during breeding and rearing.
Because hardboiled eggs easily spoil, it goes without saying that any remaining egg food mixture left in the cage needs to be removed.
It is most convenient to mix up the egg food and cooked egg and then to freeze it in separate small portions. This makes the whole process of preparing egg food daily much easier.
Most breeders have their own secret egg food recipes. Many add additional ingredients. Dried egg food mixed with hard boiled egg provides the basic minimum proteins that must be offered to breeding Gouldians diet.
In my e-book, I have included the recipe that I used successfully for years while breeding Gouldians.
The Gouldian breeding diet consists of carbohydrates also. In the wild, breeding comes about when insects and sprouting seeds are most readily available.
Our domesticated birds have come to accept hard boiled eggs instead of insects for most of their proteins, but not all. Sprouting seeds along with dark leafy green vegetables also contain proteins needed for healthy development.
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