Birds are outstanding friends and when properly cared for can live long healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies or wild birds outside, we here at Dover Agway 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 provide adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily offer the NH area to guarantee the best food for your feathered buddies, improving their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food- Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a mix of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, lots of wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are liked by specific species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as several 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 usually a blend 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 prefer bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, in addition to a variety of other natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more very closely simulate their all-natural diet plan, which wouldn't usually contain a few types of seeds.
Ensuring sufficient nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions functioning smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds give fat for their brains and nerves, and improve the luster and sparkle of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will intend to consult a professional on what type of food you ought 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 gradually, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually include the new food into your bird's meal, replacing more of the old seed with the new food every day to guarantee correct adherence to the new diet plan.
Obtain the facts and the feed-in one place- At Dover Agway, we focus on making sure your bird is provided with the very best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard or a parakeet in your shop, our pleasant, experienced personnel has your back. If you're in the NH area, give us a call at (603) 742-7113 and let us know what you're feeding and we can assist improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.