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Support Our Locally Owned Pet Store with Your Purchase of Cockatiel & Cockatoo for Birds
Birds are amazing companions, and when properly looked after, can live long & healthy lives. Whether you're feeding parakeets and budgies, or wild birds outside, we have the expertise and experience to help guide you to the best food. All bird's nutritional needs are different, and what works best for some won't provide adequate nutrition for others. Therefore, we proudly provide the Richland area with the best food for your feathered friends, enhancing their health and extending their lives.
Wild bird vs pet bird food:
Wild bird food, depending on where you live, is usually a blend of different types of seeds, including thistle, sunflower, safflower, millet, and sorghum. Additionally, many wild bird feeds consist of peanuts and corn, which are preferred by certain species like cardinals and blue jays. Wild bird food is diverse in order to attract as many different species as possible. So while it fulfills their calorie requirements, it's not dialed-in nutritionally like domestic bird food.
Domestic bird food is generally a blend of similar seeds, with nutritionally dense pellets included. Conures, doves, and pigeons enjoy millet, as do budgies and parakeets. They also enjoy safflower and sunflower seeds when they're hulled, though parrots and hookbills will choose bigger seed types.
Food for pets will have prebiotic fiber and probiotic ingredients included, in addition to a variety of other all-natural seeds and fruits. These boost the immune and digestive function of your birds, and more closely mimic their natural diet, which wouldn't normally contain a few types of seeds.
Ensuring adequate nutrition:
Birds need prebiotics and probiotics to keep their digestive functions working efficiently. Omega-3 fatty acids from nuts and seeds provide fat for their brains and nerves, and improves the gloss and shine of their feathers, while the various vitamins and micronutrients keep them healthy overall. Additionally, as your bird ages, you will want to seek advice from an expert on what type of food you should be feeding them. Younger birds have different dietary requirements than older birds, and altering their food requires care and needs to be done slowly, as birds can have finicky digestive systems. Gradually incorporate the new food into your bird's dish, replacing more of the old seed with the new food each day to ensure proper adherence to the new diet.
At EFC Equipment Feed & Pet, we focus on making sure your bird is supplied with the best nutrition for their specific needs. Whether you're feeding wild birds in your yard, or a parakeet in your home, our friendly, experienced staff has your back. If you're in the Richland area, give us a call at (509) 374-3398 and we can help optimize your bird's feed for a long, healthy life.
Had a great experience with them setting me up with a TYM tractor. On top of being easy to work with, they had tractors in stock that no one else had.
This place is wonderful. I was looking for my dogs regular food and they were SO helpful. Even gave me a bunch of samples. Found my dog supplies place.
Will definitely be back here again!
Really great place the whole staff is ready to answer questions and help you find what you need, I pass about 4 other feed and pet stores on my way over there because I know that I can count on EFC having what I need.
Love this place! The people are super friendly and very knowledgeable. The prices are great and there's a cute cat that sits on the tractor inside. Definitely a good place to go for all your pets needs and to support a local business. 😊