You are what you eat. This is for birds as well as people. The pet bird food you use is essential to a healthy and long-lived bird.
The only problem with pet bird food is that we don’t really know what the nutritional needs of each species or type of bird are. The more time passes the more we learn.
Birds fall into 2 categories in the past. They were seed eaters and meat eaters. Since then a more varied diet is used. Fruit and vegetables are now fed to the birds. They will eat that. Like humans, only a good thing is bad. Variety is the key.
A bird has the fastest metabolism of all animals. This means they need more energy to stay healthy and fit.
You should provide plenty of healthy food for pet birds to eat. Commercial bird feeders formulated to keep the small or large guy healthy are available and it is recommended that you feed your bird.
You should also know the natural habitat of the birds. Knowing that you can know what the bird would eat in what season.
The natural feeding behavior of birds is to forage in the morning. They eat what they can and keep the rest in a “crop”. This crop stores food, allowing the bird to fly to another location where it is safe from predators to digest the food. If you keep bird food or organic pet food in the cage, the bird does not follow its natural eating habits. As a result, the bird will become bored and very picky about its food.
Here are some tips to get rid of boredom.
Put the vegetables on a rod or stick. The bird will have to hold it so that it does not move around while eating. Attach the food between the bars of the cage. The bird will have to release the food to eat. You can get food into all the cracks of the pine tree. the bird will have to forage to get that food as it must in the wild.
Do not assume that pet bird food is equivalent to dog and cat food. In other words. Do not make dog and cat food exotic bird food. Don’t feed a bird that kind of food. It will have bad effects on the health of the birds.