Birds are incredible buddies and when properly cared for 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 understanding and experience to guide you to the best food. All bird's dietary requirements are different, and what works best for some won't provide ample nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily serve the MD area to guarantee 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 combination of different sorts of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, many wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are chosen by certain 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 caloric requirements, 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 usually a mix 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 included, in addition to a selection of other natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet, which wouldn't 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 supply fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the gloss and shine of their plumes, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will intend to consult a professional on what type of food you ought to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional needs than older birds, and changing their food needs care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Slowly include the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to make certain correct adherence to the new diet regimen.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Scratch and Sniff Pet Supplies, we concentrate on making sure your bird is provided with the very best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, skilled team 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 assist optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.