Birds are outstanding companions and when properly cared for can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Pet Pantry Yakima have the knowledge and experience to direct you to the ideal food. All bird's dietary requirements are different, and what works best for some won't supply ample nutrition for others. To that end, we proudly serve the WA area to ensure the absolute best food for your feathered buddies, boosting 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 sorts of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, numerous wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are liked 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 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 typically a mix of similar seeds, with added 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 included, as well as a variety of various other natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully simulate their all-natural diet, which would not generally include a few types of seeds.
Making certain sufficient nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds supply fat for their brains and nerves, and boost the luster and sparkle of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will intend to seek advice from an expert on what type of food you should be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional needs than older birds, and changing their food requires care and needs to be done progressively, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Slowly incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to make certain proper adherence to the new diet.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Pet Pantry Yakima, we concentrate on seeing to it your bird is given with the best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our pleasant, skilled staff has your back. If you're in the WA area, give us a call at (509) 966-7300 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can aid improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.