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Support Our Locally Owned Pet Store with Your Order of Bird Food for Birds
Birds are amazing friends, and when properly looked after, can live long & healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies, or wild birds outside, we have the expertise and experience to help guide you to the best food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some will not provide adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly provide the Dover area with the very best food for your feathered friends, improving 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 mixture of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, several wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are preferred 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 calorie requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food.
Domestic bird food is generally a blend of similar seeds, with 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 prefer bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, in addition to a selection of various other all-natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet, which would not usually include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition:
Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds supply fat for their brains and nerves, and boosts the gloss and shine of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall. Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to consult an expert on what type of food you should be feeding them. Younger birds have different nutritional needs than older birds, and changing their food requires care and needs to be done gradually, 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 every day to ensure appropriate adherence to the new diet.
At Dover Agway, we focus on making sure your bird is provided with the best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard, or a parakeet in your home, our friendly, professional team has your back. If you're in the Dover area, give us a call at (603) 742-7113 and we can help enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.
Spoke with Kristine at Dover Agway on the phone today and I have to mention her excellent customer service. I so appreciate people who give you the time of day and are open to learn. Professional, friendly... would highly recommend! 🤩
Always helpful. Always friendly. For years now, so happy to buy from Paul and Teri!
Very helpful and friendly people, I highly recommend this store!
The staff is kind, friendly and helpful. I always feel welcome. They cheerfully and knowledgeably answer my questions (even ones I'm sure I've asked before).
This store has been our go to source for potatoe seed for many years. This year we placed our order over the phone and picked it up curbside! Great staff, great service! Thank you!❤️❤️❤️