Importance of Healthy Diet for Your Bird
Your bird’s diet is more than just food – it is the entire basis for its good health, lifespan, appearance, energy and even good behaviour. It has been noted that improper nutrition is the cause of 90% of health problems and the leading cause of death in pet birds. The value of a proper diet over the life of the bird is monumental. Birds fed a poor diet will become malnourished, which will start a chain of events leading to a decline in the bird’s overall health. But what is a healthy diet and how can you be sure you are feeding your bird appropriately?
According to Namit Bedwa- Companion Sales Manager at Eurovets, “Premium, certified organic ingredients are best for bird’s diet. We recommend Harrison’s bird food, which is made from premium whole grains and legumes. In addition, Harrison’s bird food is made from organic ingredients, which are sourced from high level and certified organic farms. They do not incorporate artificial processing nor do they use the type of bleached flours, meals or by-products that yield a perfectly uniform appearance. Harrison’s bird food is marked with high potency range This works like miracle in healing any sick or injured bird. Also, while transiting from another food, the bird is first put on high potency range and then lifetime course.”
To supply your bird with all 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 fruit and vegetables must be washed, and remnants left in the cage must be thrown away before it begins to rot. Also, fresh water must be given daily or more frequently if your bird fouls up the water.
Studies indicate that healthy, properly fed birds have a proper ratio of muscle, bone and fat, their beak is smooth and shiny without signs of peeling. Healthy birds stand erect and alert on the perch, have smooth respiration, the feathers fit together like a garment, the skin on the legs and face is glistening, smooth, and soft with no signs of flaking. Most importantly, the healthy bird is calm and does not bite, scream, or behave in an aggressive manner.
To ensure that birds have a healthy life, most doctors and vets recommend Harrison’s bird foods as they follow the strict organic guidelines specified by the USDA, offer
premium grains and other ingredients which are tested (via independent laboratory) throughout the manufacturing process for mycotoxins and rancidity. In addition, the ingredients are ground and thoroughly mixed. Then the various sized and formulated nuggets are extruded, toasted, cooled and then packaged under careful supervision. That’s not all, their state-of-the-art packaging (the Harrison’s bag) protects the freshness of the products, which have only natural tocopherols as preservatives.
Nutrition is important if you wish to keep your bird in good health, bright and full of life. To take pleasure in owning and caring for your bird, order your food from Harrison’s through Eurovets – the trusted name in providing veterinary and animal health products, proudly serving clinics and businesses throughout UAE and the greater Gulf region for several years.