Lafeber produces all of their recipes in the United States under one roof. All products are proudly manufactured on Dr. Lafeber's great grandfather's farm in Cornell, Illinois. Carefully watching food production from beginning to end allows Lafeber to produce the highest quality pet bird food available.
|Nutri-Berries®, Avi-Cakes® and Nutri-Meals® all contain a mix of pellets blended with grains and seeds. These pellets contain amino acids, vitamins and minerals and are dispersed through the diet. Each product is formulated as a balanced meal but is not ground up like a pellet. Their unique advantage is that they provide balanced nutrition like pellets while offering a variety of shapes and textures so important for foraging behaviors. This combination of seeds, grains and pellets in one product also makes these excellent foods for dietary conversion. The whole grains and seeds provide large-sized food particles, compared with pellets and extruded foods, to promote healthy gastrointestinal tract function.|
All varieties of Nutri-Berries - Classic, Tropical Fruit, Sunny Orchard, El Paso, and Garden Veggie - are essentially the same nutritionally, while providing different tastes and textures. Nutri-Berries are similar in composition to pellets, as both include seeds and other components, except that the ingredients are not ground up. Nutri-Berries for parakeets and cockatiels support breeding, and all Nutri-Berries may be fed for adult maintenance.
Nutri-Berries also provide a source of enrichment due to their multiple textures, varying sizes and tastes of the grains and seeds and the crevices present. Nutri-Berries are often held by the foot in the larger species while eating, allowing them to mimic their natural feeding behavior of working on an object to extract components. Like Avi-Cakes, Nutri-An Cakes and the Nutri-Meals, Nutri-Berries are also excellent foods to promote dietary conversion.
All forms of Avi-Cakes may be fed for maintenance and Cockatiel Avi-Cakes also support breeding. Although these products are "cakes", this does not imply that they are fattening.
While most birds will consume Nutri-Berries and the other foraging foods, not all birds will eat them. Some birds are more likely to start eating them if they are crumbled and added to their daily food. In grain eaters, like cockatiels and parakeets, presenting crumbled Nutri-Berries on a flat surface encourages their natural feeding behavior. Often trying different sizes of Nutri-Berries or Avi-Cakes may be beneficial to get their interest.
Putting any of these foraging foods into foraging toys so that the bird eats their daily diet in this manner stimulates natural feeding behaviors and mental stimulation. It redirects their focus and may help with weight reduction.
Nutriberries in Flavors are available in several exciting flavors in 10 ounce size bags. Original Nutriberries are available in a small size tub, or a large tub.
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We are a full line exotic bird store located in Decatur, Alabama and have many products in our store not currently shown on our web site, so if you don't find what you need, drop us an email through our easy to use contact form and we will be happy to check in our store for you. If you would like more information about ordering from us, please visit our Information Page. You may also contact our store at 256-341-0484 or toll free at 1-800-816-2324 Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 and 5:00 central time if you need help placing an order.
Please note that most bird toys are non-returnable items for health reasons, so if you have questions about a toy, or need help selecting one for your feathered friend, please feel free to e-mail us or give us a call at our bird store.