Kaytee recalls bird products
Kaytee is recalling two of its baby bird products due to high levels of vitamin D that could cause kidney failure when ingested.
Specific manufactured products of the Kaytee exact Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw were recalled April 9, 2012. The recalled products were manufactured over a specific range of dates.
According to Kaytee, the recall "is being initiated due to an elevated amount of vitamin D that was unintentionally added in an isolated mixing batch during the manufacturing process".
Kaytee recommends customers examine the Best Before Code on the product packaging to see if their product falls within the recalled product date range.
The products affected are five Kaytee exact hand feeding products:
Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 7.5 ounce
Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 18 ounce
Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 5 pound
Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Bird 22 pound
Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw 5 pound
Baby birds that have consumed formula with high vitamin D levels may become weak and inactive and show a lack of appetite, vomiting, increased thirst, and have increased urine excretion (watery droppings).
Pet owners should stop feeding the affected food immediately and consult with their veterinarian. The recommended treatment of baby birds that have consumed formulas high in vitamin D is fluid therapy to keep the birds well hydrated. The birds should be kept warm, and tube feeding may be needed, according to Kaytee.
Distributors have been notified of the recall, and have been asked to reach out to retail customers and immediately remove affected products from their shelves.
Visit the FDA recall page for detailed information from Kaytee about affected products.