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The best bird food to nourish your pet

The benefits of feeding your bird nutritional food go beyond giving them the proper food mixes for their species. They may enjoy different types of textures as they munch away at mealtime. Different colored foods can visually stimulate them as they dine.

It can be overwhelming to look for bird food when there is such an array to choose from. But to simplify it, just remember a few key facts as you search. First, take into account the type of bird you have. Different species of bird call for different bird food mixes. Also, think about the size of your bird and how much food they will eat. Then you can find any other features that may benefit your specific bird.

Kaytee Forti-Diet Parakeet Food

Best for Parakeets

For your pet parakeet, the Kaytee Forti-Diet Parakeet Food is perfect. This naturally fortified bird food is rich in antioxidants that support your bird’s immune system and general health. Probiotics in the food mix will support their digestive health. It is also enhanced with DHA omega-3, which supports functions in the brain and heart. Your bird will feel lively with all of these added fortifications to the food.

ZuPreem FruitBlend Flavor Bird Food Pellets

Best for Medium Birds

If you have a medium-sized bird like lovebirds, quakers, and cockatiels, they would benefit greatly from ZuPreem FruitBlend Flavor Bird Food Pellets. The pellets are lower in fat than most seeds that support heart and liver health. These pellets are formulated to be delicious and eye-catching with different shapes and sizes for different flavors. Your bird will be overjoyed when they see their favorite bird food drop into their feeding bowls.

Wagner's Deluxe Blend Wild Bird Food

Best for Ground Birds

If you are an avid bird watcher and you want birds to come flocking to your backyard bird feeder, the Wagner's Deluxe Blend Wild Bird Food will be your honey for these flying beauties. The blend will attract a multitude of birds with its deluxe blend of seed, peanuts, corn, and other natural foods that birds scavenge for. Enjoy looking at the birds while they pick out their favorites from the feed.

Whether you are feeding your own pets or taking care of the birds native to your area, you want to make sure the food that you’re providing will nourish them with the proper nutrients to keep them flying high.

Try out these 6 different kinds of best bird feeders to attract your feathered friends
House finch eats at nyger feeder

Bird feeders come in multiple shapes and sizes because birds do, too. Each feeder accommodates a different feeding style, and many are enticing to a particular species. Before setting up your feeders, think first about what kinds of flyers you want to attract — and which ones are likely to oblige. Then, once you have a good bird-watching list, scout out the right locations and the best feeders to attract them. You can put out all these for the widest array of visitors or focus on a few types and get the best setup for just those eaters. Here are the six best bird feeders and what feathered friends you'll probably see feeding at them.

What are the different types of bird feeders?
You probably have a bunch of different dishes in your home — plates, bowls, maybe a gravy boat. Our avian guests have the same needs. After all, some birds eat seeds, some animal fat, some flowers, and some nectar. Take a look through these top types and figure out which one — or ones — belong in your yard.
Hummingbird feeders
Putting up a hummingbird feeder all but ensures you'll add a splash of color to your life. This one will bring in gorgeous birds and look nice in the window. Of course, the drawback is that you need to clean it often by hand. Don't worry: A little soap and water will do the trick, and its glass construction means it will last a long time. Feeding hummingbirds saves your wallet, too, since you can make all the food yourself. Boil 1 part sugar and 4 parts water to create this concoction and refrigerate any left over right away. It'll take your neighborhood birds a minute to find their new restaurant, but once they've discovered it (and given a rave review to their friends), you'll never run out of visitors, provided you keep the food flowing. 
Hopper feeders
This is a classic bird feeder that adorns nearly every yard at one time or another. You'll get large birds — and probably large squirrels — as regulars at this one. Try hanging it from a strategic spot or mounting it on a pole to avoid squirrels, but that might be a losing battle. Instead, focus on attracting the birds you do like with the proper seed for them (don't forget to keep it full). We suspect you'll spot a menagerie here, especially jays and cardinals since it's welcoming to bigger animals. Unlike the hummingbird feeder, you won't bring this one indoors often, and should make sure it's reachable by hose or bucket for proper cleaning. 
Tube feeders
The smaller birds of the community will thank you for this tube feeder, as the little perches and openings go well with tiny feet and beaks. Watch for a mix of sparrows, chickadees, and titmice who enjoy having a spot of their own, and look at purchasing a blend that encourages them. However, a small feeder means you have to fill it regularly. It might take a few weeks, but you should get an idea of how often the birds start begging for a refill. Finding a spot can prove tricky because you never know when the guests of honor will alight on the other side. Place it between windows to best see every angle. 

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