Support Our Local Pet Store with Your Order of Parrot & Hookbill for Birds
Birds are incredible companions, and when properly taken care of, can live long & healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies, or wild birds outside, we have the knowledge and experience to help guide you to the perfect food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't provide adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly provide the Old Saybrook area with the very best food for your feathered friends, enhancing their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food:
Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a mixture of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, several wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are preferred by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as many different species as possible. So while it fulfills their calorie requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food.
Domestic bird food is normally a blend of similar seeds, with nutritionally dense pellets included. Conures, doves, and pigeons love millet, as do budgies and parakeets. They also enjoy safflower and sunflower seeds when they're hulled, though parrots and hookbills will choose larger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, along with a range of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These strengthen the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely imitate their natural diet, which wouldn't usually include a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition:
Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working smoothly. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and improves the gloss and shine of their feathers, while the numerous vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall. Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to speak with a professional on what type of food you should be feeding them. Younger birds have different dietary needs than older birds, and altering their food requires care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have picky digestive systems. Slowly incorporate the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food daily to guarantee appropriate adherence to the new diet.
At The Feed Bag, we concentrate on making sure your bird is provided with the most effective nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your backyard, or a parakeet in your home, our friendly, professional staff has your back. If you're in the Old Saybrook area, give us a call at (860) 388-5618 and we can help enhance your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.
The owner, Tricia, knows literally just about any question you can ask her. She's has so much knowledge in her brain that you'd think she was much older than she is. She is just such a wealth of information, suggestions, and recommendations and tries hard to help her customers with all there many questions. I enjoy her store and she has just about everything the big stores have. Her prices are right in line with other pet stores in town. She is a nice lady and is always pleasant. She has helped me out many times, and she asks how things are going? Most of all, I trust her with my pups life. That says it all! Thanks, Tricia
The staff are super nice and very helpful.
Carol Ann Tyler
Loads if samples and ideas for pinnacky. Dogs
Great selection of pet food, toys and gear. Everyone there has been so helpful and patient with me and my puppy!
It's a great place to buy one's pet products. Staff is very knowledgeable about animals. Gives very helpful information.