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 Boofy's Best for Pets have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the best food. All bird's dietary needs are different, and what works best for some won't supply ample nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the NM area to make certain the 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 combination of different types of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Furthermore, several wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are chosen 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 fulfills 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 generally a blend of similar seeds, with additional nutritionally dense 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 choose larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, as well as a range of other natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their all-natural diet, which would not typically include a few types of seeds.
Making sure appropriate 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 shine of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will wish to consult an expert on what type of food you need to be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and changing their food requires care and needs to be done progressively, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly incorporate the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to ensure appropriate adherence to the new diet regimen.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Boofy's Best for Pets, we focus on seeing to it your bird is given with the most effective nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your parlor, our friendly, skilled personnel has your back. If you're in the NM area, give us a call at (505) 890-0757 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can aid optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.