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A balanced bird diet is essential.

A balanced bird diet is essential.

A balanced bird diet is one that provides birds with the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients required to maintain cells and allow a bird to go about its business correctly.

Different birds, different tastes - Part 2 Bengalese Finches and Gouldian Finches

Different birds, different tastes - Part 2 Bengalese Finches and Gouldian Finches

Thank you for joining us on part two of this journey, looking at how Haith’s cater for finches (Domesticated Foreign, Zebra, Bengalese, Gouldian Finches), small Parrot-like and Budgerigars too. If you missed part one click here to view it on the internet.

Different birds, different tastes - Part 1 Domesticated Foreign Finches and Zebra Finches

Different birds, different tastes - Part 1 Domesticated Foreign Finches and Zebra Finches

This week, part one; we’re starting the journey with Domesticated Foreign Finches & Zebra Finches:

Domesticated, Coloured and Pet Canaries

Domesticated, Coloured and Pet Canaries

Feeding canaries is very much the same as all small seed-eating birds and over generations the champion breeders and showmen, particularly of the Type Canaries, have developed their own particular seed formulas, which they have relied upon to achieve their desired results. Haith's have produced their...

Germinated Seeds, Minerals, Quantity of food and feeding groups.

Germinated Seeds, Minerals, Quantity of food and feeding groups.

Germinated seed - Most birds enjoy germinated seeds, which provide a rich source of Vitamins A and E. Presoaking in lukewarm water for about half a day is necessary to convert starch into dextrin, a form of sugar.

MAMMALIAN MILK SHOULD NOT BE FED TO BIRDS

MAMMALIAN MILK SHOULD NOT BE FED TO BIRDS

The old myth that Bread and Milk is good for birds should have died out long ago as modern science has proven otherwise. Perhaps it is being prolonged just because we still have many people alive that witnessed the habit developed by blue tits and then passed on to other species as they pecked away at milk bottles delivered to our doorsteps during and after the Second World War.

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