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 Paws Inn Pet Essentials have the knowledge and experience to direct you to the ideal food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't offer adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily serve the MN area to ensure the absolute best food for your feathered friends, enhancing their health and wellness and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a mixture of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, lots of 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 many different species as possible, so while it meets 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 mix of similar seeds, with extra 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 larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, as well as a selection of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully resemble their natural diet regimen, 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 boost the luster and sparkle of their plumes, while the various vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to speak with a professional on what type of food you ought to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and altering their food requires care and requires to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually include the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to guarantee correct adherence to the new diet regimen.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Paws Inn Pet Essentials, we specialize in making sure 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 pleasant, expert personnel has your back. If you're in the MN area, give us a call at (612) 806-1854 and let us know what you're feeding and we can assist optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.