Zupreem pellets, bird food for birds of all sizes - with the natural taste

Zupreem pellets, fuglefoder til fugle i alle størrelser - med den naturlige smag

What are ZuPreem pellets?

Pellets are a formulated diet made specifically for the needs of each bird species. They contain a mixture of seeds, grains, fruits and vegetables. Pellets also include all the necessary levels of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, amino acids and other nutrients that your bird needs to stay healthy. Pellets are also lower in fat than seeds, so they are better for your bird's liver and cardiovascular system, which your bird needs to stay healthy.

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Why are pellets from ZuPreem the best for your bird?

Pellets are much healthier than seeds or homemade diets for birds because they provide complete daily nutrition in manageable portions. If your bird eats the portion size of pellets recommended for its species every day, with pellets from Zupreem you can be sure that it is getting all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and well.

Although you can offer small birds fresh vegetables and fruits to your bird to provide variety and taste, together with a diet built on seeds, it will not always be as complete and balanced nutrition as pellets.

The pellets are formulated based on the results of scientific studies that determine the nutritional requirements of birds; thus they take the guesswork out of feeding and seeds also make your bird's diet very fat and it is not something birds in captivity can burn in the same way as in nature.

Why do they come in different shapes and sizes?

Like humans, birds have preferences in the shape and size of food. Typically, smaller birds prefer smaller sized pellets, while larger birds prefer larger pellets. However, there are some small birds that like large pellets and some large birds that like small pellets. Birds often have shape preferences in pellets, with some preferring round, spherical pellets and others preferring longer, flatter shaped pellets. Offering birds a variety of different shaped pellets allows them to make a choice so they can choose what they like best.
Watch this video about " Let the bird choose " where Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) talks about how to get your bird to eat pellets by letting it choose for itself.

What makes a good diet for birds?

Ideally, every bird should have a pelleted diet. Pellets are a nutritionally complete food specially formulated for birds and should make up at least 60% of your bird's daily feed.

The other part of your bird's diet can come from food such as fruits and vegetables. 

Good fruits and vegetables for feeding include orange, yellow and red fruits that are a source of vitamins A. These include melon, sweet potato, papaya, red and yellow pepper, carrots, mango, etc. Remember that these foods should be fed in small portions.

Is seed best for my bird?

In nature, our birds would eat seeds, fruit & vegetables, so seeds are a large part of your bird's natural food and therefore as a species they can easily live on seeds, but when we remove them from their natural environment, we also remove their natural the possibility of exercise, which comes through flying, which is something that most private individuals cannot offer them to the same extent as they would have in nature, it is not impossible, but difficult. In nature, birds can easily fly 5-20 km a day to get food - they don't fly 10 km one way and back home, but they will have a very large area and need to fly further before they find food.

And the lack of exercise is one of the big factors why seed may not be right for your bird - even with a really good cream mixture like the ones we sell here. Your bird will often get a lot of calories that it will not be able to use and this is where Pellets such as those from Zupreem come in, they are filled with the vitamins, minerals and your bird needs to stay healthy, but they have fewer calories, which means they don't need quite the same exercise as in nature - not saying they shouldn't have exercise, we strongly recommend that your bird gets out and flies, and preferably several times.

So since seeds are mostly high in fat and lack the essential nutrients that birds need, it's a bit like eating junk food at every meal.

Although we may be able to maintain a normal weight, the chances that we would become overweight with all the fat are much higher and we certainly wouldn't be very healthy over time.

You can also watch this film, which is in English, where Dr. Laurie Hess. tells about the difference between seeds and pellets.

And who exactly is Dr. Laurie Hess you probably think.. Dr. Hess is the owner and medical director of the Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, New York. She is a past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and an active member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.

Currently, she is a bird and exotic pet blogger for petMD.com and VetStreet.com and lectures, both nationally and internationally, on exotic pet care.

Dr. Hess has published numerous articles and blog posts on birds and other exotic species and is senior editor of the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery and guest editor of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, Veterinary Clinics of North America (Exotic Animal Series), and of Exotic DVM Magazine.

Tips to help convert your bird from seed to ZuPreem pellets

Getting your bird to eat pellets can be challenging and may take some time. Don't give up though!
Converting your bird from seed to pellets is not always an easy task. But switching to a pelleted food is worth the effort for your bird's health and well-being. Most avian veterinarians with experience in birds recommend a pellet based diet to keep your bird healthy, encourage a strong immune system and promote overall good health.
And there is help here, and we have described 3 different ways you can convert from a seed-based diet to a pellet-based diet, so it's just a matter of finding the one that suits you and your bird, otherwise get started ;-)
For all the methods, always make sure your bird has access to fresh, clean water; some birds drink more during the conversion process.

Remember that it may take some time to convert your bird, but it is worth it in a long, happy and healthy life.

The fast...

With the help of treats and solid feed routine it knows, you can move between old food, to pellets.

Choose this plan
if your bird is:

Most species
Any age
Likes treats
Accepts light food

Slow & safe

Over the course of a week, your bird will gradually switch from its old food to a new pellet-based feed.

Choose this plan
if your bird is:

A Conure or larger
Over 3 years old
A foot feeder
A shy personality

Let your bird choose

Choose three types of pellets and let your bird choose its new pellet-based feed - quickly and without weeks of transition.

Choose this plan
if your bird is:
Cockatiel or smaller
Under 3 years old
Soil feeding species
Finger tame

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