Your parakeet or cockatiel is not getting any younger. Budgies (parakeets) that are 5 years old and cockatiels that are 7 to 10 years old could be considered senior birds. That’s because they have already reached about half their expected lifespan. It’s great that your bird lived so long, but what can you do to help him live his full life expectancy? Veterinary checkups, exercise, and good husbandry are some important factors, but good nutrition is vital.
Although parakeets and cockatiels don’t look much different when they pass from adult to senior, the needs of their bodies change. Arthritis, cataracts, cardiac disease, vitamin deficiency, and weight gain are some of the age-related effects your senior bird might face. Senior Bird Nutri-Berries Parakeet & Cockatiel Food is formulated to optimize nutrition for your feathered friend.
We added herbs like milk thistle for its anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effect, as well as dandelion to support bone health and improve liver function. We included ginger — a powerful anti-inflammatory herb — to help ease tendonitis, lower cholesterol and blood pressure and to help prevent blood clots. We also combined the joint- health supplements glucosamine to combat osteoarthritis and chondroitin to ease joint pain and swelling.
Senior Bird Nutri-Berries are also packed with real pieces of age-defying fruits: plums, which provide dietary fiber and are high in Vitamins A, C, K, potassium, fluoride and beta-carotene; cranberries, which are full of antioxidants that strengthen the immune system by flushing out harmful toxins; and dates, which are iron-rich fruits that contain flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants known as tannins that possess anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic properties. Senior Bird Nutri-Berries offer the same balanced nutrition as our Classic and Gourmet Nutri-Berries, plus they are formulated to meet the special needs of mature birds.
Ingredients: Oat flour, wheat flour, ground corn, hulled white millet, peanuts, canola seed, red millet, wheat bran, maltodextrin, oat groats, dried dates, dried cranberries, dried plums, hydrolyzed soy protein, hulled cracked corn, canola seed, safflower seed, powdered cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, corn syrup, corn oil, glycerine, canola oil, soybean meal, gelatin, ground limestone, whole powdered egg, chondroitin sulfate, choline chloride, iodized salt, citric acid, mixed tocopherols, dandelion root, ginger, milk thistle, DL-methionine, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid, niacin supplement, beta carotene, glucosamine sulfate, manganese proteinate, d-calcium pantothenate, zinc proteinate, biotin, riboflavin supplement, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A acetate, thiamin mononitrate, L-lysine, copper proteinate, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid