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Feeding & Nutrition

The surest way to healthy, long life for your bird is feeding it a nutritionally sound diet. Many companion birds die at a young age from diseases caused by malnutrition. The average life-span of a companion parakeet is 10 years. Their wild cousins have been known to live 25 years. The difference is in their diets.

Feeding a balanced diet based on sound bird nutrition recommendations is key and an important factor contributing to proper avian health. Balancing a parrot’s diet from the beginning may prevent many health and behavioral problems. It is something you will want to do since an unbalanced diet can be a main cause of disease and early death in pet birds. With the right food, this can be prevented.

  • Enriching Bird Diet With Grains, Seeds And Nuts

    Good quality seeds, grains and nuts, especially in bird food blends such as Tropimix, can be a great addition to a companion bird’s diet... Read More
  • Insects and Mealworms For Companion Birds

    Enriching the diet with worms, grubs and insects can be a highly relished and nutritious treat for many finch species, and even a few parrot species... Read More
  • Healthy Table Foods For Birds

    While the human flock might be eating a healthier diet that can easily be shared with the family pet parrot, there are rules to consider... Read More
  • When to Feed Birds Charcoal and Gravel

    Each of these two supplements have unique qualities that can help you with your bird’s care. However, care must be taken to ensure pet birds do not over consume grit or gravel... Read More
  • Tropican For Companion Parrots

    Tropican is so nutritionally advanced that there is no need to give pet birds dietary supplements. It is the only formulated food line that most pet birds will ever need during their lifetime... Read More
  • Tropican: Choosing The Right Formula

    Not sure of which parrot food formula to feed your bird? Avian caretakers should evaluate their bird’s lifestyle as well as lifestage, before deciding which formula is appropriate for their bird... Read More

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