Birds are fantastic friends 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 Moore Equine Feed & Pet Supply have the knowledge and experience to guide you to the best food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some won't provide sufficient nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly serve the NC area to guarantee 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 blend of different types of seeds, consisting of thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. In addition, many wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are chosen by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food varies in order to attract as many different species as possible, so while it satisfies 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 typically a mix of similar seeds, with additional nutritionally dense pellets added in. 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, along with a selection of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These bolster the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely mimic their all-natural diet regimen, which wouldn't generally contain a few types of seeds.
Making certain ample nutrition- Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to maintain their digestive functions functioning efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds offer fat for their brains and nerves, and improve the gloss and sparkle of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
In addition, as your bird ages, you will want to speak with a specialist on what type of food you must be feeding them. Chicks and younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and altering their food calls for 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 every day to make certain appropriate adherence to the new diet regimen.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Moore Equine Feed & Pet Supply, we specialize in ensuring your bird is supplied with the best nutrition for their specific requirements. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard or a parakeet in your parlor, our friendly, skilled personnel has your back. If you're in the NC area, give us a call at (910) 692-2385 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can aid improve your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.