The following amounts are guidelines. Bird Bene-Bac may be used more frequently if desired.
Hand feeding: Feed 0.5 gram on days 1, 3, 5, 7 and then once per week until after weaning from hand feeding. Mix with formula after heating, place gel directly into the feeding syringe or into the mouth if cross contamination is not a concern.
Growing Phase: Feed 0.5 gram once per week for the first 3 months.
Maintenance: Feed every other week. Use 0.5 gram for finches, canaries, parakeets, cockatiels, lovebirds, conures and other small species. Use 1 gram for amazon parrots, cockatoos, macaws and other large species.
Changing conditions: Feed amounts shown above. Feed 3 days apart pre and post periods of nutritional or environmental changes. Place on food or directly into mouth.
Use 1/2 - 1 gram 12 to 24 hours before feeding and again 2 to 12 hours after feeding. Place gel on food or in mouth.