Birds are fantastic friends and when properly looked after can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Scratch and Sniff Pet Supplies have the expertise and experience to direct you to the best food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some will not offer sufficient nutrition for others. To that end, we happily serve the MD area to guarantee the absolute best food for your feathered buddies, boosting their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a blend of different sorts of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, several wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are liked 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 fulfills 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 normally a blend of similar seeds, with extra nutritionally dense pellets included. 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 prefer larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, along with a selection of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely mimic their all-natural diet regimen, which would not normally contain a few types of seeds.
Making sure sufficient nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep 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 plumes, while the different vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to get in touch with an expert on what type of food you should be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional requirements 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 meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to make certain correct adherence to the new diet plan.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Scratch and Sniff Pet Supplies, we focus on making certain your bird is given with the best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our friendly, skilled team has your back. If you're in the MD area, give us a call at (410) 667-6433 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can aid improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.