Birds are amazing 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 Adventure Pets have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the ideal food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some will not give adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily offer the LA area to make sure the absolute 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. In addition, many wild bird feeds consist of 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 caloric requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food. Finally, millet - which is a typical ingredient in both wild and domestic bird seed blends.
Domestic bird food is typically a blend of similar seeds, with added nutritionally dense 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 like larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, in addition to a selection of other natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet, which would not usually contain a few types of seeds.
Ensuring ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions functioning smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the luster and sparkle of their plumes, while the different vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish to get in touch with a specialist 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 calls for 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 guarantee correct adherence to the new diet plan.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Adventure Pets, we specialize in seeing to it your bird is provided with the best nutrition for their specific requirements. 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 LA area, give us a call at (985) 900-2300 and let us know what you're feeding and we can assist optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.