Birds are outstanding companions 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 Petropolis have the expertise and experience to direct you to the best food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some will not provide sufficient nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the NY area to ensure the very best food for your feathered friends, 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, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, several wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are liked by specific species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food varies in order to attract as many different species as possible, so while it satisfies 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 additional nutritionally dense pellets added in. Conures, doves, and pigeons love millet, as do budgies and parakeets. They also enjoy safflower and sunflower seeds when they're hulled, though parrots and hookbills will like bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, as well as a selection of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These reinforce the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely simulate their natural diet, which wouldn't generally contain a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions functioning smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the luster and shine of their plumes, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish to speak with a specialist on what type of food you must be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and altering their food calls for care and needs to be done gradually, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to guarantee proper adherence to the new diet.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Petropolis, we specialize in ensuring your bird is supplied with the most effective 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 NY area, give us a call at (212) 608-2234 and let us know what you're feeding and we can aid optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.