Foreign Bird Mixes
Haith's produce several bird seed mixes and foods which ensure adequate basic nutrition for many foreign birds, providing supplementary items like live food, and insectivorous mixes are offered to satisfy the special needs of certain individual species.
Birds in this group are usually referred to in the UK as Foreign Birds and really account for all species not occurring there. It however omits those species covered in other groups such as the Parrot like, Budgerigars and Canaries and European but many of the foods applicable to birds in those categories are also useful here. Naturally we would expect many of the exotic species to come from tropical countries where there is a predominance of soft billed birds but there still remain many small omnivorous and seed eating species which must be catered for. For example, Haith’s Foreign Finch Mixture has been specially formulated from a wide variety of the highest quality cultivated seeds to meet the dietary requirements of a very broad range of exotic seedeaters. Softfoods for exotic birds, soft-billed birds, are also well catered for by our well-proven range of special mixtures. Haith's Prosecto Insectivorous has really proven its worth, maintaining breeding soft bills over many generations. Try some mixed with your birds present diet and see how they flourish. Haith's supply a fantastic range of Parrot-like Mixes based upon diets recommended by successful Parrot breeders and avian nutritionists. Although most parrot-like species are predominantly seedeaters. The Parrot-like group covers both domesticated and wild species originating from the tropical regions of the world. The size range is considerable from the tiniest South American parrotlets to the large Cockatoos of Australia and Indonesia and this should be reflected in the food that is offered to them. Traditionally, parrot-like birds were fed almost entirely on sunflower seeds and many pet birds have survived for generations on just that, but they are no different to any other birds and require variety to ensure that they stay in good health and thrive. The larger seed-eating parrot-like species require similar basic seeds to the smaller parrot-like with the addition of peanuts and other nuts plus some green food and fruit.