Birds are incredible 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 Buckles Feed Depot & Pet Supply have the expertise and experience to direct you to the perfect food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't supply appropriate nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily offer the IN area to make sure the very best food for your feathered pals, improving their health and wellness 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, several wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are chosen by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food varies in order to attract as several species as possible, so while it fulfills 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 usually a blend of similar seeds, with extra 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 choose larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, along with a variety of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more carefully simulate their all-natural diet regimen, which would not generally include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds give fat for their brains and nerves, and enhance the luster and sparkle of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall.
Furthermore, as your bird ages, you will want to consult an expert on what type of food you must be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different nutritional requirements than older birds, and changing their food needs care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Slowly incorporate the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to ensure correct adherence to the new diet regimen.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Buckles Feed Depot & Pet Supply, we concentrate on making sure your bird is provided with the best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, experienced team has your back. If you're in the IN area, give us a call at (765) 742-7500 and let us know what you're feeding and we can assist optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.