A well-known specialist in decorative birds V. A. Ostapenko recommends giving the bird a little more food than it can eat. The bird’s appetite is affected by changes in atmospheric pressure: when the pressure drops sharply, the birds eat less than usual, and the same is true in cloudy weather. During the molting period, the pet consumes food in large quantities (it needs nutrients to build a new plumage). Transfer the bird to a new feed should be gradual, even if the animal was fed incorrectly before.
Is home-cooked food suitable for a bird? No! Home-cooked food contains salt which causes of pet poisoning. In the diet of poultry, sodium should not be more than 0.3%. The necessary amount of sodium is initially found in animal products (chicken egg or egg powder, cottage cheese, boiled meat, gammarus, milk powder). Continue reading
According to ornithologists, 8 out of 10 Tits die of starvation in cold winters. Feeders and feeding grounds allow you to save more than half of the birds. It is especially difficult for birds to look for food during heavy snowfalls and frosts.
Urban birds: ducks, pigeons, and sparrows are sedentary synanthropes. Searching for natural food will not allow them to survive the winter on their own. They either search for waste in landfills or feed in public places.
In winter, forest birds arrive in city parks: Tits, creepers, and jays. Continue reading