Birds are fantastic friends and when properly taken care of can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at The Feed Bag have the expertise and experience to direct you to the perfect food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some will not provide sufficient nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily serve the CT area to guarantee the best food for your feathered buddies, boosting their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a mixture of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, numerous wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are chosen by specific species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as several species as possible, so while it meets 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 usually a mix of similar seeds, with added nutritionally thick pellets added in. Conures, doves, and pigeons love millet, as do budgies and parakeets. They also enjoy safflower and sunflower seeds when they're hulled, though parrots and hookbills will choose bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, as well as a selection of various other natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully simulate their all-natural diet plan, which wouldn't usually consist of a few types of seeds.
Making certain sufficient nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and boost the gloss and sparkle of their plumes, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will intend to seek advice from an expert on what type of food you ought to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional requirements than older birds, and changing their food needs care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly include the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to make sure correct adherence to the new diet plan.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Feed Bag, we focus on seeing to it your bird is given with the most effective nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our pleasant, skilled staff has your back. If you're in the CT area, give us a call at (860) 388-5618 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can assist enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.