Birds are remarkable 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 ideal food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't provide ample nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly offer the CT area to make sure 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 mix of different sorts of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, several wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are preferred by specific species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food varies in order to attract as many different species as possible, so while it fulfills their caloric requirements, 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 normally a blend of similar seeds, with additional 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 prefer bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, along with a selection of other natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully imitate their all-natural diet plan, which wouldn't typically include a few types of seeds.
Making certain adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the gloss and shine of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will want to consult a specialist 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 needs care and requires to be done slowly, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Gradually include the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to ensure proper adherence to the new diet.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Feed Bag, we focus on seeing to it your bird is provided with the most effective nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, professional 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.