Organic Bird Food
Everyone is concerned about wellness; considering that "health is wealth," it's no surprise that there are now organic cosmetics, organic clothing, brown rice and even organic bird food! Health is so here, that as people become more aware of it, pet lovers - especially bird lovers - would be more apt to extend the benefits of organic health to their beloved pets.
Handlers, retailers, and processors of organic food all follow the strictest standards to maintain the organic agricultural product's integrity. But it's easy to get confused with the many products and claims of being organic.
Since organic agriculture aims to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent living communities (soil life, plants, animals, people and the environment in general), organic food is made only by farmers who emphasize food production without using sewer sludge, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients ,conventional pesticides, bioengineering (GMO) or ionizing radiation. This promotes the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations of pet owners and their pets.
Knowing about pets, birds have become one of the favorable pets to adopt, especially the domesticated and talking birds. Once you've made the decision to enrich your life with a fine feathered friend, it's important to consider your lifestyle and what kind of bird would best fit your daily routine. Parrots, for example, are unique among pet birds because some have the potential to be stay with you for the rest of your life.
One sad situation being faced in the veterinary world is when the bird must be put to sleep due to self-mutilation, feather picking or other neuroses. This is caused by lack of attention â a bird that gets a lot of attention early in life, and then receives a lot less attention later, is prone to this. Most birds only have an approximate lifespan of 10-20 years. So a parrot raised in captivity has a shorter life span compared to those in the wild. This is mostly due to problems with nutrition and a lack of veterinary care early in a disease process.
Birds are very good at hiding their illness and they can do this until they are already too sick to recover. Bird food is the vital source of important nutrients and energy in every bird's meal, but each food type has its advantages and disadvantages. Some feeding practices, like the seed based diet, are still customary although they have been known to result in serious nutritional deficiencies and predictable degenerative diseases, time and time again. Fresh quality bird food is the foundation, not only of your pet's diet, but its over-all health and happiness. At this time, when you're going organic, shouldn't your pet be going that way too?
Let's take a look at some types of organic bird food:
Used often as training treats, nuts need to be consumed in moderation, since they are high in fat and protein. Nuts contain important nutrients and the additional stored energy free-flying birds need, especially during the winter months.
Seed Mixes (mixed Nuts and Seeds) are an important part of a healthy bird's life because of the exercise value that hulling seeds offers to birds. Besides, for them, it's fun and entertaining too! Just watch out for picky eaters who will ignore some seeds and only eat their favorites!
Sprout Mixes or "wet seed mixes" contain nutrients and enzymes not found in the other food groups. Give them the maximum nutritional value by feeding them the freshest sprouts, but be careful different beans have different levels of safety for different bird species, and some sprouts will only be safe after having grown for several days.
Fresh fruits & veggies are the second most important food group for birds, with yellow or orange ones being important as sources of vitamin A and vitamin C.
Formulated Pellets have all the ingredients needed to create an optimal nutritional balance for birds. Since they actually eat the whole pellet, rather than just a favorite nut or seed, they get full nutritional value. Balance the diet with fruits and vegetables though, for birds to get live enzymes. Organic pellets are easy to store and keep, providing you worry free convenience.
Organic bird food serves as every bird's staple and healthy diet. It is not treated with any chemical. And with daily feeding sustenance of vegetables, fruits and a few nuts could support your birds' quality of life and sustainable well being. Keep in mind that how long your bird lives has a lot to do with proper diet.
Feeding organic food to your bird helps reduce your bird's exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, which may be present in ordinary bird food. It is our duty to select the foods we feed to our birds to achieve the best balance that works with our lifestyle and their health. After all, we may have a little of everything, but we are all our pets have... and what we decide for them ultimately controls their fate. So, be a good friend and choose organic bird food for our fine feathered friends!