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Birds are outstanding 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 perfect food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some won't supply ample nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly offer the NM area to guarantee the absolute best food for your feathered pals, improving 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 types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, several wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are chosen 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 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 generally a mix 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 all-natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely resemble their all-natural diet, which would not typically include a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the gloss and sparkle of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Furthermore, as your bird ages, you will intend to speak with a specialist on what type of food you need to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional requirements than older birds, and altering their food requires care and requires to be done gradually, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly include the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to guarantee appropriate adherence to the new diet regimen.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Critters & Me, we specialize in making sure your bird is given with the very best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our friendly, expert personnel 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 aid optimize 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!