Birds are impressive companions 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 understanding and experience to direct you to the perfect food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some won't supply adequate nutrition for others. To that end, we proudly offer the CT area to ensure the best food for your feathered pals, enhancing their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a mixture of different sorts of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, lots of wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are chosen by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as many different species as possible, so while it fulfills their caloric needs, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food. Finally, millet - which is an usual ingredient in both wild and domestic bird seed blends.
Domestic bird food is typically a blend of similar seeds, with extra nutritionally dense pellets added in. 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 prefer larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, in addition to a range of other natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely resemble their all-natural diet plan, which would not typically contain a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the luster and sparkle of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Furthermore, as your bird ages, you will intend to seek advice from a professional on what type of food you need to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional requirements than older birds, and changing their food requires care and requires to be done slowly, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to guarantee correct adherence to the new diet.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Feed Bag, we focus on seeing to it your bird is provided with the very best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our friendly, professional personnel 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 help improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.