Birds are impressive 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 best food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some will not offer sufficient nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily offer the WA area to guarantee the absolute best food for your feathered friends, boosting their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a blend of different types of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, many 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 many different species as possible, so while it meets their caloric needs, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food. Finally, millet - which is an usual ingredient in both wild and domestic bird seed blends.
Domestic bird food is normally a mix of similar seeds, with added 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 like larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, along with a range of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet regimen, which would not normally contain a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds give fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the luster and shine of their plumes, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Furthermore, as your bird ages, you will wish to seek advice from a specialist on what type of food you ought to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary requirements than older birds, and changing their food needs care and needs to be done gradually, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly include the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to make sure proper adherence to the new diet regimen.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Pet Pantry Yakima, we focus on seeing to it your bird is offered with the most effective nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, experienced personnel 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 enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.