Birds are remarkable friends and when properly looked after can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Petropolis have the knowledge and experience to direct you to the best food. All bird's dietary requirements are different, and what works best for some will not offer appropriate nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily serve the NY area to ensure the best food for your feathered friends, enhancing their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending upon where you live, is usually a blend of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, numerous wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are preferred by specific 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 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 generally a blend of similar seeds, with added nutritionally thick pellets included. 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 larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, along with a variety of various other natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely simulate their natural diet, which wouldn't typically include a few types of seeds.
Making certain adequate 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 improve the luster and sparkle of their plumes, while the different vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will wish to seek advice from a professional on what type of food you need to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary requirements than older birds, and changing their food calls for care and needs to be done progressively, 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 every day to make certain proper adherence to the new diet.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Petropolis, we focus on making certain your bird is provided 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, expert personnel has your back. If you're in the NY area, give us a call at (212) 608-2234 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can help optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.