Birds are remarkable companions 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 Scratch and Sniff Pet Supplies have the knowledge and experience to direct you to the best food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some will not provide appropriate nutrition for others. To that end, we proudly offer the MD area to guarantee the best food for your feathered buddies, improving their health and wellness and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a combination of different sorts of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, several wild bird feeds include 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 meets their caloric needs, 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 additional nutritionally thick 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 consisted of, along with a range of other natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely imitate their natural diet regimen, which would not usually contain a few types of seeds.
Ensuring ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the gloss and shine of their plumes, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish to consult a specialist on what type of food you must be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary requirements than older birds, and altering their food requires care and requires to be done slowly, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to ensure proper adherence to the new diet regimen.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Scratch and Sniff Pet Supplies, we specialize in making certain your bird is given with the most effective nutrition for their specific needs. 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 MD area, give us a call at (410) 667-6433 and let us know what you're feeding and we can aid enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.