Birds are outstanding friends and when properly cared for can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at HeartLand Pet Center LLC have the expertise and experience to direct you to the best food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some will not provide appropriate nutrition for others. To that end, we proudly offer the OH area to ensure the best food for your feathered buddies, improving their health and wellness and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a combination of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, numerous wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are chosen by specific species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as several species as possible, so while it fulfills their calorie needs, 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 normally a mix of similar seeds, with additional nutritionally dense 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 choose larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, along with a range of various other natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet, which would not typically contain a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions functioning efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the gloss and sparkle of their plumes, while the different vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish 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 changing their food needs care and requires to be done gradually, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to make sure appropriate adherence to the new diet regimen.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At HeartLand Pet Center LLC, we concentrate on ensuring your bird is provided with the most effective nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our friendly, experienced staff has your back. If you're in the OH area, give us a call at (330) 461-9063 and let us know what you're feeding and we can aid optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.