Seeds Vs. Pelleted Diets

It's okay to feed your pet both seeds and pellets, but neither should be fed exclusively.

Birds in captivity often do not get the variety of foods that they would in the wild, and can't get all of the nutrients that they need from seeds or pellets alone. While pellets usually provide more balanced nutrition than seeds do, a pet bird's diet should be supplemented with plenty of fruits and vegetables to make sure that they are consuming all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that they require.

As a rule, a bird should be fed a quality commercial pellet as a staple diet, and should be offered fruits, veggies, and greens daily, with a few seeds thrown in now and then as a treat and to add variety. Make sure not to let your pet eat to many seeds -- they are like junk food to birds, and some of our feathered friends may refuse to eat anything else if they eat a seed only diet, leading to health problems and a shortened lifespan.

By making sure that your pet eats a nutritious and varied diet, you will help guarantee that your bird will be around for you to enjoy for many years to come. Remember that the old saying "You are what you eat" applies to pet birds too! Make sure that your bird is at his or her best by feeding a top-notch foods that will keep him looking and feeling great.