All I have to say about the lory wars is we as a company refuse to participate. The are lots of nice lories/lorikeets for sale and great foods on the market for them nowadays. In the US there is enough business for everyone! If you have a great product you may loose a customer but 2 more come!
I started Lory Food Products in 2009, when it was hard
to find a consistent supply of quality lory food. I am a health nut so I wanted a
healthy human grade food for the lories. I bought Chris Touchton’s recipe when she first made it, and it was considered nothing but a backyard recipe. Chris always had big well developed babies is why I took the gamble.
Will Peratino, helped me make it the best food available. Will and I made necessary changes which Chris adapted. Will has 50 years experience in parrot nutrition, and was employed by the big zoos. His job was flying around correcting diets. It was a very uphill road trying to get people to use it since they were used to a blueberry candy product. Each person that switched over to our food stayed because the lories were more active, had better color, and 50% more production. We found it necessary to create another product since it is a proven fact that breeding lories have more requirements than pet and exhibit lories. We now have our Breeder Blend Plus '2020'. The '2020' was because we made some changes. We raised the protein level from 11 % to 13% and added turmeric for joints etc. I have used the turmeric in all the blends for a 3 years now with great results. Some things that come out are good for only humans, however the lories benefit also from turmeric. We now have our Breeder Blend "2020" available with the best Calcium, Vitamin & Mineral available! It is Dr. Stoddard's development tested by UC Davis.
I do my own milling here in a clean environment. That way I can control quality myself. I do not cut corners on products because I breed parrots and have for over 20 years. I realized that production and health of the birds takes top quality food and money. Cutting corners always caused failure.
Our New Dog and Horse Supplements are created to be the best on the market. When the neighbor kids show our horses and dogs they want to win OF COURSE!!!!
We are always looking to improve our products so we always appreciate input/suggestions.