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Birds are incredible 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 The Critters & Me have the understanding and experience to guide you to the best food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some will not give adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the NM area to guarantee the absolute best food for your feathered pals, boosting their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a blend of different sorts of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, 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 several 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 typically a blend of similar seeds, with extra nutritionally thick pellets included. 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 prefer bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, along with a selection of various other all-natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely mimic their all-natural diet regimen, which would not normally include a few types of seeds.
Making certain sufficient nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain 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 keep them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will intend to seek advice from a professional 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 needs care and requires to be done gradually, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to make sure correct adherence to the new diet.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Critters & Me, we focus on ensuring 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 shop, our friendly, professional staff has your back. If you're in the NM area, give us a call at (505) 982-5040 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can help enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.
I count on Critters & Me to carry only the best quality and variety of foods and to give me great advice. They have never steered me wrong! Everyone in this wonderful store is friendly and helpful. I even love bringing my dogs here for their baths!
Highest quality pet food, very knowledgable staff, and Laura the owner is a pet whisperer. She knows what animals need!
Emma Lozada Maldonado
when I have questions to ask, they help us and very friendly
These guys are the best. I know that I will always get the best quality for my dogs. They spend time to explain ingredients and make suggestions about what will be best for them. It is always worth the drive across town!
Knowledgable staff and great products, what more could you ask for!