Protein Boost FAQ

Q. How do you feed Protein Boost to Finches ?

A. During the breeding season, Protein Boost may be fed as the following formula:
To 3 cups of Green Millet or sprouted finch mix and 1 cup of sprouted Greens and Grains, add 1 cup of Protein Boost. Calcium grit with baked eggshell and baby Red Clover may be added.

Q. ​How do you feed Protein Boost to small insectivorous birds using NFB cake formula ?

NFB Cake formula:

  • 150 gm Sweet Potato
  • 150 gm Beetroot
  • Chop in Thermomix [blender] bowl

Then add all the following to the bowl:

  • 10 eggs in shell
  • 350gm Protein Boost
  • 350 gm Molasses or Black Treacle
  • 400 gm Sunflower Oil
  • 4 tsp Chia seed
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda

​Mix for 20 seconds at speed 5

Pour into lined tin

Bake at 180 degrees C for approx. 45 minutes.


  • Ad-Lib mealworms
  • 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.

Log In

create an account