Birds are amazing 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 Ball Ground Hounds have the expertise and experience to guide you to the best food. All bird's nutritional requirements are different, and what works best for some will not provide adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we happily serve the GA area to guarantee the very best food for your feathered friends, enhancing 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. Additionally, lots of wild bird feeds include peanuts and corn, which are preferred by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as several species as possible, so while it fulfills their caloric needs, 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 normally a blend of similar seeds, with additional nutritionally thick 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 like bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients consisted of, in addition to a range of various other all-natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely resemble their all-natural diet, which wouldn't normally contain a few types of seeds.
Guaranteeing ample 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 enhance the gloss and sparkle of their feathers, while the different vitamins and micronutrients maintain them healthy overall.
Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to seek advice from 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 altering their food requires care and requires to be done gradually, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Gradually include the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to guarantee appropriate adherence to the new diet.
Get the facts and the feed-in one place- At Ball Ground Hounds, we focus on making certain 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 friendly, skilled personnel has your back. If you're in the GA area, give us a call at (770) 735-1855 and let us understand what you're feeding and we can aid optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.