Birds are remarkable buddies and when properly looked after can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Mystic Pet Shop have the understanding and experience to guide you to the ideal food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some will not give sufficient nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the CT area to make sure the absolute best food for your feathered pals, 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, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, many wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are preferred 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 calorie requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food. Finally, millet - which is a typical ingredient in both wild and domestic bird seed blends.
Domestic bird food is usually a blend of similar seeds, with additional 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 bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, in addition to a selection of various other natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully mimic their natural diet, which would not usually include a few types of seeds.
Making certain ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the luster and shine of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will want to speak with an expert on what type of food you should be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary requirements than older birds, and altering their food calls for care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually include the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to ensure appropriate adherence to the new diet plan.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Mystic Pet Shop, we specialize in ensuring your bird is provided with the very best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, skilled team 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 assist improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.