Kaytee is recalling two products, Kaytee exact Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. The company says these products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.
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).
Kaytee says the products being recalled were manufactured over a limited range of dates and products manufactured prior to these dates and after these dates have been tested and are safe for feeding to baby birds.
The company says they believe this is an "isolated incident."
Consumers should inspect the product packaging for the “Best Before Code (date)” to determine if it is affected by this recall. All distributors have been notified of the recall and have been asked to reach out to their retail customers and to immediately remove the affected products from the shelf.
The only affected products 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
Customers who purchased these products should review the “Best before Code (dates)” and to see if they fall within the recalled product date ranges. Customers may call Kaytee at 1-800 Kaytee-1 (800 529-8331) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information to receive reimbursement for their purchase.