pellet：俗稱的滋養丸 vitamins and minerals：維生素和礦物質
|Pelleted Bird Food, Advantages of
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
For most birds, seeds are like irresistible candy. They taste delicious but are not nutritious. In fact, seeds are often low in Vitamins A, D3, B12 and minerals like calcium, iodine, sodium, and more. Different types of seeds also have different protein, carbohydrate, and fat levels, which makes it tough to ensure your bird's diet is nutritionally balanced. Many seed-only diets often try to compensate for the nutritional deficiencies of individual seeds by combining a wide range of seed varieties. But since your bird is free to pick and choose the type of seed she prefers, there is never a guarantee that your bird is eating properly.
A PREFERENCE FOR PELLETS
The simplest way to convert your bird to a pelleted diet is by slowly mixing the new diet in with her old seed-only mix. Each day, gradually increase the amount of pellets and decrease the quantity of seeds until your bird is wholly converted to the pelleted foods. Monitor your bird closely to be sure she is eating enough during the conversion process.
Another trick to converting your bird from a strict seed diet is by offering the pellets as individual treats and rewards for good behavior. Or, you could pretend to eat or peck at the pellets yourself. Birds are social eaters and will often copy what humans and other birds eat. Finally, ensure you offer pellets first thing in the morning when your bird is the hungriest. Then, offer any other seeds, fruits, or nuts that should be included in her diet later in the day.