By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice)
Often when we bring new birds into our homes, whether they are from a bird rescue facility, breeder, or pet store, they are not eating the most nutritious diets. They may be eating all seeds or blends of seeds with nuts, dried table foods, and few to no pellets. ZuPreem’s blended diets are different from other blends in that they are premium mixes including “smart” pellets that contain added vitamins and minerals, along with higher quality seeds and dried fruits and vegetables.
Why feed blends? While pelleted diets are ideal in that they contain all the nutrients your bird needs to stay healthy and happy, ZuPreem’ s blends are a great way to introduce birds to the taste and texture of pellets while still allowing them to enjoy some of the foods they enjoy. ZuPreem’s blends keep pelleted nutrition in the food cup and variety in birds’ diets as they transition to pelleted diets. While ZuPreem’s blends provide a great pathway to pellets, they can also be offered to birds already eating pellets. When fed as a complement to a pelleted diet, ZuPreem’s Blends keep birds entertained, as they forage for food items they like best. Blends are great rewards, too, for birds who are training to learn new skills or tricks.