Birds are remarkable buddies 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 Critters & Me have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the best food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some will not supply ample nutrition for others. To that end, we happily offer the NM area to make certain the best food for your feathered buddies, enhancing their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a mix of different sorts of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, several wild bird feeds consist of 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 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 normally 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 included, in addition to a range of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully resemble their all-natural diet regimen, which would not normally consist of a few types of seeds.
Ensuring ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer 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.
Furthermore, as your bird ages, you will wish to consult an expert on what type of food you should be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional needs than older birds, and changing their food calls for care and needs to be done gradually, as birds can have finicky 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 certain proper adherence to the new diet.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Critters & Me, we concentrate on making certain your bird is provided with the very best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, experienced team has your back. If you're in the NM area, give us a call at (505) 982-5040 and let us recognize what you're feeding and we can assist improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.