The Basics of Bird Food

Have you recently adopted a pet bird? Looking to add one to your home soon? Your feathered friend needs a good quality diet to stay healthy. Here, your veterinarian Louisville, CO goes over the details. 

Pellet Food

The bulk of your pet bird’s diet will consist of commercial pellet food. These foods are widely available at pet stores, retail outlets, and even some veterinarians’ offices. Consult your vet for a recommendation on a high-quality pellet food choice for your new pet. 

Fruits and Veggies

It’s a good idea to give your bird the occasional bit of fruit or vegetable for an added nutrition boost. Try raw veggies like romaine lettuce, snow peas, or cucumber. Good fruit options include kiwi, mango, or orange. 

Cooked Foods

Try cooking certain foods like pasta, brown rice, sprouts, beans, or barley for your bird. (Ask your vet for particular recommendations.) Just make sure not to use a non-stick pan when cooking these foods, as Teflon releases deadly particles into the air that could harm your bird!

If you would like to learn more about bird care and nutrition, give your animal hospital Louisville, CO a call. We’re here for you and your pet bird! 

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