Great Song Food mix sold by Higgins.
If you happen to have an Aldi's grocery store in your area, they have some items available for only a couple of weeks once a year. One such item is Millville Creamy Wheat. It is a bargain at $1.99 where Cream of Wheat sells for $4.50 a box in our area.
I use Creamy Wheat as one of the equal parts ingredients in the dry nestling food recipe posted on the blog by KJ and Linda Brown. Google search the blog with phrase dry nestling food and you will find the original recipe (Canary/Finch High Protein Nestling Food). I have used there dry nestling food since 2009 and it is always available in the cages feeding chicks. Some hens feed more of it than wet egg food. The Browns use it as the only nestling food and raise many canaries and finches in their large aviary.
Is there a substitute for Petamine?
Answer: Yes, Harrison's High Potency Mash is a good substitute but more expensive and it is fattening.