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Birds are amazing 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 needs are different, and what works best for some won't give adequate nutrition for others. To that end, we happily serve the NM area to ensure the very best food for your feathered friends, boosting their health and wellness and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a mix of different types of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, many wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are preferred 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 satisfies 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 typically a blend of similar seeds, with added 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 choose bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, in addition to a variety of other natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely simulate their natural diet, which would not generally include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring 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 enhance the luster and sparkle of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will intend to get in touch with a professional on what type of food you should 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 gradually, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly incorporate the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to make certain correct adherence to the new diet plan.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At The Critters & Me, we focus on ensuring your bird is supplied with the very best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your shop, our friendly, skilled team has your back. If you're in the NM area, give us a call at (505) 982-5040 and let us know what you're feeding and we can assist 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!