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Birds are amazing 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 One Stop Country Pet Supply have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the ideal food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't supply sufficient nutrition for others. To that end, we proudly offer the VT area to make sure the absolute best food for your feathered friends, enhancing 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, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, lots of wild bird feeds consist of 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 satisfies their caloric 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 blend of similar seeds, with extra 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 included, as well as a variety of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely mimic their natural diet, which would not typically contain a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions functioning smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and improve the gloss and shine of their feathers, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish to get in touch with an expert on what type of food you ought to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and altering their food requires care and needs to be done progressively, as birds can have picky 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 make sure correct adherence to the new diet.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At One Stop Country Pet Supply, we concentrate on making certain your bird is provided with the best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our pleasant, expert staff has your back. If you're in the VT area, give us a call at (802) 257-3700 and let us know what you're feeding and we can aid enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.