Birds are incredible companions and when properly cared for can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Petals & Paws have the expertise and experience to guide you to the perfect food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some won't provide appropriate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the CT area to make sure the best food for your feathered buddies, improving their health and wellness and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a mix of different sorts of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, many wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are liked by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food varies in order to attract as many different species as possible, so while it satisfies their calorie requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food. Finally, millet - which is a common ingredient in both wild and domestic bird seed blends.
Domestic bird food is generally a blend of similar seeds, with added nutritionally dense pellets included. Conures, doves, and pigeons enjoy millet, as do budgies and parakeets. They also enjoy safflower and sunflower seeds when they're hulled, though parrots and hookbills will choose larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, in addition to a range of various other natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely mimic their all-natural diet plan, which would not usually include a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and improve the luster and shine of their plumes, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will intend to consult an expert on what type of food you need to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and altering their food requires care and requires to be done progressively, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to ensure correct adherence to the new diet.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Petals & Paws, we focus on making certain your bird is offered with the very best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our friendly, experienced personnel has your back. If you're in the CT area, give us a call at (860) 693-8760 and let us recognize what you're feeding and we can aid optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.