Scenic Handweaning Food is specifically formulated and manufactured to absorb 5 times it weight in water so that it can be fed to young chicks still on the syringe. This teaches early eating skills and decreases dependence. It also helps socialize young birds to a life in captivity with their human caregivers. Many stores use this product to introduce the new bird owner to their new bird regardless of the bird's age thus developing a bond of trust and care that lasts a lifetime. Just as important, our Weaning Foods can be fed to birds of all ages and become a part of their diet for the remainder of their life. It is easy, safe, and fun to feed to the birds because of the closeness it develops between them and you. It is now a "must have" food in most homes.