Bird nutrition is vital for your pet bird to remain happy and healthy. A balanced diet will ensure that your bird will live a long healthy life and be able to cope with mental and physical stress. An unbalanced diet will lead to poor health and perhaps even death.
Of importance is the fact that seed alone will not provide sufficient nutrition for seed eating birds, even if a variety of seed is offered. To supply your bird with the necessary vitamins and minerals, include pellets, fruit and vegetables as part of its diet. Formulated diets consist of seeds, grains, vegetables, fruits and proteins. Fresh fruits and vegetables must be washed and remnants left in the cage must be thrown away before it begins to rot.
Non seed eating birds are fed on a formula which is served either dry or moistened.
Also important for your bird’s nutritional need is water. Fresh water must be given daily or more frequently if your bird fouls up the water.