NFB Protein Boost supplements:
Many people think there is only one protein.
Actually, there are well over 6,000 proteins, but each one is made up from just 20 amino acids. Most of these are derived from diet but some may be synthesised within the body and some may be created from a precursor element of the birds' diet.
This had a similar level to the total protein value of the diet Longtail and Crimson Finches raised their nestlings on. We have made the assumption that this is probably similar in most finches and may be true of many other species too, although we stress, this is only educated guess work and more research needs to be done to prove the accuracy of the theory.
Check out the bottom line of the PROTEIN TABLE, as you see the total protein level of PROTEIN BOOST is pretty similar to native sorghum [incidentally, wild sorghum is totally different to domestic sorghum].
PROTEIN BOOST CONTAINS PLANT & ANIMAL PROTEIN
PROTEIN BOOST CONTAINS ALL 20 OF THE AMINO ACIDS
PROTEIN BOOST CONTAINS 11 CAROTENOIDS
PROTEIN BOOST CONTAINS 20 MINERALS
N.B. MULTI-VITAMINS NEED TO BE ADDED TO YOUR DIET IF PROTEIN BOOST IS USED INDEPENDENT OF PRIMA.
How do you feed Protein Boost to Finches?
During the breeding season, Protein Boost may be fed as the following formula:
How do you feed Protein Boost to small insectivorous birds using NFB cake formula?
NFB CAKE FORMULA
Pour into lined tin
Bake at 180 degrees C for approx. 45 minutes.
BREEDING SEASON SMALL INSECTIVOROUS BIRDS' DIET
Ad-Lib bush fly maggots
Commercial Lorikeet Nectar [as much as will be consumed in a morning]
Ad-Lib baby Red Clover
Note 1. As an experiment, Crimson, Orange and White Fronted Chats were successfully bred on the NFB CAKE FORMULA, only - i.e. no insects. The experiment has not been conducted over a long enough period for it to become a standard recommendation.
The experiment using a standard purchased pound cake, crumbed and mixed with NFB supplements failed. The birds remained healthy, but very few youngsters were bred to independence.
Note 2. The NFB CAKE FORMULA can be used as a soft food supplement for finches.