Birds are amazing friends and when properly looked after can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Adventure Pets have the understanding and experience to guide you to the perfect food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some won't give adequate nutrition for others. To that end, we proudly offer the LA 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 combination of different types of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, several wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are preferred 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 fulfills their caloric needs, 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 enjoy 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, in addition to a variety of other natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely mimic their all-natural diet plan, which would not usually include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions functioning efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds supply fat for their brains and nerves, and improve the luster and sparkle of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Furthermore, as your bird ages, you will intend to speak with a professional on what type of food you need to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary requirements than older birds, and changing their food needs care and needs to be done progressively, 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 every day to make sure correct adherence to the new diet.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Adventure Pets, we focus on seeing to it your bird is supplied with the best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our pleasant, expert staff has your back. If you're in the LA area, give us a call at (985) 951-8251 and let us know what you're feeding and we can help enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.