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Support Our Locally Owned Pet Supply Store with Your Purchase of Bird Food for Birds
Birds are amazing companions, and when properly looked after, can live long & healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies, or wild birds outside, we have the knowledge and experience to help guide you to the best food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't provide adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly provide the Mystic area with the very best food for your feathered friends, improving 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 mixture of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, many wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are preferred by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as many different species as possible. So while it fulfills their calorie requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food.
Domestic bird food is generally a blend of similar seeds, with 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 choose bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, along with a variety of various other all-natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet, which wouldn't usually include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring appropriate nutrition:
Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds supply fat for their brains and nerves, and boosts the gloss and shine of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall. Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to get in touch with a professional on what type of food you should be feeding them. Younger birds have different nutritional requirements than older birds, and altering their food requires care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to ensure appropriate adherence to the new diet.
At Mystic Pet Shop, we focus on ensuring your bird is supplied with the best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard, or a parakeet in your home, our friendly, experienced staff has your back. If you're in the Mystic area, give us a call at (860) 572-4424 and we can help enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.
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No idea why you would shop anywhere else if you live in the Mystic area -- Genevieve and John are two of the most wonderful people I've met. I always look forward to stopping in and catching up with them. They care so deeply about their customers (human and four-legged). They carry an amazing selection of food and treats, as well as toys, frozen bones, goats milk, etc. Genevieve is so knowledgeable about pet nutrition, and I feel good knowing that anything I buy here is going to be healthy for my pets. This is a fantastic small business that I'm so happy to be able to patronize. They go above and beyond for their community! If you've been thinking about getting your pets on a high quality diet, look no further than Mystic pet shop.
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