Composition & Nutrient Deficiencies

For many years wild bird food products were grown under more natural conditions. Today’s modern farming techniques require the use of hybrids for expanded production and resistance to mold, fungus and drought. These hybrids often lack key nutrients needed by birds for health, growth and reproduction.

Better Bird Premium Blends for wild birds have been formulated with added nutrients to help ensure that birds maintain high levels of health. The following nutrients are added to many ofBetter Bird Premium Blends:

  • Biotin (cell growth)
  • Calcium (eggshell quality, grit)
  • Choline Chloride (liver functions)
  • Copper (formation of blood and tissue)
  • Folic Acid (red blood cells)
  • Iron (red blood cells)
  • Lysine (promotes growth)
  • Magnesium (enzyme activity)
  • Manganese (works with B-Complex Vitamins)
  • Methionine (feathering, reproduction)
  • Niacin (blood circulation, central nervous system)
  • Phosphorus (bone development)
  • Potassium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate (help retain body fluids)
  • Pyridoxine (nervous system, fat absorption)
  • Riboflavin (central nervous system)
  • Thiamin (enhanced blood formation)
  • Vitamin A (growth, reproduction, feathering)
  • Vitamin B12 (growth, digestion, oxygen in blood)
  • Vitamin C (tissue growth)
  • Vitamin D (proper bone development)
  • Vitamin E (reproduction, bone development)
  • Zinc (growth, reproduction, feathering)