In "old school" bird nutrition, seed was king.
After all, doesn’t everyone feed their backyard
birds seed and don’t they love it?
True, but we forget that wild birds glean nutrition from many
sources besides our bird feeders, including plants, insects,
fruits, and other natural nutrients, providing them with optimal,
balanced nutrition. Birds love seed like children love candy, but
no one would feed their child candy and nothing else!
So, what's the solution?
Balanced nutrition including
nuggets or pellets for overall wellness. Pellets or nuggets
provide balanced nutrition in a baked, healthy blend of grains,
seeds, veggies, fruits, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. They
are easy for birds to grasp and eat and they are a lot less mess
than seed-only foods. Other benefits of pellets/nuggets include:
Many seeds have a high percentage of fat and are
low in essential nutrients. This not only contributes to obesity,
but can also cause nutrition imbalances. Pellets, because they
are a mix of ingredients, generally have less fat.
The right nutrition. Diverse species require different
nutrition. Many pelleted foods allow you to feed your bird the
levels of protein, fat, fiber and other essential nutrients your
particular bird needs to thrive.
Wild birds eat different seeds (and other
things) during different seasons, so they naturally get and
crave a variety of foods. Pellets and nuggets provide this.
Your bird appreciates a varied,
appetizing diet as much as you do. While pelleted foods are
similar in purpose, they differ greatly in presentation – size,
style, shape, texture, and color.
Healthy, wholesome diets including pellets (like our Premium
Blends) – with their wide range of colors and shapes
– offer the essential nutrition and flavor to satisfy birds of all
varieties, sizes, and preferences.