Birds are amazing 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 Cheshire Cat & Dog Too have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the ideal food. All bird's dietary requirements are different, and what works best for some won't give appropriate nutrition for others. To that end, we happily offer the CT area to ensure the very best food for your feathered buddies, improving their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a mixture of different sorts of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, many 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 meets their calorie 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 usually a blend 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 larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, along with a variety of various other natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully simulate their all-natural diet regimen, which wouldn't normally consist of a few types of seeds.
Making certain appropriate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions functioning efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer fat for their brains and nerves, and boost the gloss and sparkle of their plumes, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will intend to seek advice from 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 changing their food calls for care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to ensure proper adherence to the new diet regimen.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Cheshire Cat & Dog Too, we focus on making sure your bird is offered with the most effective nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your parlor, our friendly, professional team has your back. If you're in the CT area, give us a call at (203) 439-0707 and let us know what you're feeding and we can aid optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.