Birds are incredible friends 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 Mystic Pet Shop have the knowledge and experience to direct you to the ideal food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't give adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the CT area to make certain the best food for your feathered pals, enhancing 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 mix of different sorts of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, several 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 several species as possible, so while it meets their calorie 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 added in. 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 larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, as well as a variety of various other natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully imitate their natural diet, which would not usually include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions functioning smoothly. 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 various vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish to speak with a specialist on what type of food you ought to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional needs than older birds, and altering their food needs care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly include the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to guarantee correct adherence to the new diet plan.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Mystic Pet Shop, we concentrate on seeing to it your bird is provided with the very best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our friendly, professional staff has your back. If you're in the CT area, give us a call at (860) 572-4424 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can help improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.