Are Seeds or Pellets Better for a Bird?

Should a pet bird be fed seeds or pellets? The short answer to this question is that it’s okay to feed them both seeds and pellets, but neither should be fed exclusively. Birds in captivity often do not get the variety of foods that they would in the wild and can’t get all the nutrients that they need from seeds or pellets alone. While pellets usually provide more balanced nutrition than seeds do, a pet bird’s diet should be supplemented with plenty of fruits and vegetables to make sure that they are consuming all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that they require. As a rule, a bird should be fed a quality commercial pellet as a staple diet, and should be offered fruits, vegetables, and greens daily, with a few seeds thrown in now and then as a treat and to add variety.

Make sure not to let your pet eat too many seeds they are like junk food to birds, and some of our feathered friends may refuse to eat anything else if they eat a seed only diet, leading to health problems and a shortened lifespan. By making sure that your pet eats a nutritious and varied diet, you will help guarantee that your bird will be around for you to enjoy for many years to come. Remember that the old saying “You are what you eat” applies to pet birds as well as people. Make sure that your bird is at its best by feeding a balanced diet of foods that will keep him looking and feeling great.

Hazardous Brid Foods

Chocolate can be harmful or fatal to your pet bird. Chocolate poisoning first affects a bird’s digestive system, causing vomiting and diarrhea. As the condition progresses, the bird’s central nervous system is affected, first causing seizures and eventually death.

Apple Seeds should be avoided. Believe it or not, apples, along with other members of the rose family including cherries, peaches, apricots, and pears, contain trace amounts of Cyanide.

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