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    Vetafarm Nutricore

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    Vetafarm Nutricore

    Nutricore was formulated by avian veterinarians to provide exceptional nutritional balance, supporting optimal growth, feather development and immune function for baby birds. It is an ideal formula from hatching to weaning. This product contains 13 vitamins and minerals, 9 strains of good bacteria and 7 digestive enzymes.

    Nutricore has a similar nutritional foundation as Neocare, however is a “blend” rather than an extruded formula. While blends are not as easily digested as extruded formulas’, they are much faster and easier to mix and Nutricore still contains all of the nutrients required for baby birds to thrive. This provides two options, both of which will include the same Vetafarm Australian ingredients and quality measures, but with different processing techniques, leading to a difference in the way the products mix and perform.

    Vetafarm continues to recommend Neocare as our flagship formula option for hand rearing, particularly in the case of neonatal babies and difficult to raise species. Nutricore is a lower cost formula, is faster to mix and delivers all of the nutrition required, but will not be completely comparable in growth rates for sensitive species or very early stage babies (under 7 days).

    Important Notes

    • Always ensure food is fed to babies at a temperature of between 38-41°C. 
    • Never reuse a premixed batch of formula from a previous feed. 
    • Mix Nutricore fresh every feed. 
    • Always ensure feeding utensils are thoroughly cleaned and sterilised between feeds.
    • Always weigh your babies at the beginning of each day before their first feed to ensure they are gaining weight.
    • If baby’s crops are emptying faster than normal, add slightly more Nutricore powder to your mix.
    • If baby’s crops are emptying slowly, slightly more water can be added for a thinner consistency.
    • Always mix well to achieve a uniform consistency, cool to feeding temperature (38-41°C) and feed fresh to babies.

    Feeding Guide

    Neonate Feeding Recommendation (Hatchling to Day 5)

    Feed a combination of Spark Liquid and Synbiotic solution only, for the first 24 hours or until your baby passes the meconium (first dropping). After the first dropping, mix 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutricore with 5 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water to make a very thin solution, then feed this solution for the next 24 hours. This solution can be gradually thickened over the following 3 days until the Standard feeding dilution is achieved as outlined below.

    Standard Feeding Recommendation (Babies over 5 Days)

    Mix 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutricore Hand Rearing Formula with 3 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water. This consistency will be used from day 5 through to when the bird weans onto an adult diet.

    Transition Feeding

    A Nutricore mix of very thin consistency should be fed to babies for at least the first 24 hours when transitioning from another brand of formula or when pulling babies older than 5 days from the nest for hand raising. This is to ensure babies remain hydrated and allows a period for adjustment to the new diet. The recommendation for this transition period is 1 heaped teaspoon of Nutricore with 5 teaspoons of hot, pre-boiled water.


    Store in a dry area below 30°C


    Australian soy isolate protein, maltodextrin, Australian pea flour, Australian potato starch, vegetable oil, whole egg powder, blueberry, Fructose,
    Vetafarm Synbiotic, Vetafarm SYNBIOTIC providing: Probiotics (5,500 CFU/g) Lactobacillus acidophilus, L.casei, L. salivarius, L.plantarum, L.rhamnosus, L.brevis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, B.lactis, S. thermophilus.
    Prebiotic: Inulin (chicory root extract).
    Enzymes: protease, amylase, cellulase, hemicellulase, lipase, papain, bromelain.
    Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, C, D3, E, H & K), and
    Minerals (calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulphur & zinc).

    Guaranteed Analysis

    Min crude Protein 24%
    Min crude Fat 11%
    Max crude Fibre 2.5%
    Min vitamin A 12000 IU/Kg
    Min calcium 1%
    Min phosphorus 0.5%

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    Customer Reviews

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    Mariya P.
    Vetafarm Nutricore

    Generally I use Vetafarm NeoCare, I bought Vetafarm Nutricore to see if my macaw would like it and in fact he did!🤩