When egg food is given

Tuesday 1 January 2013 in the category Feeding

Variety in food is of great importance for the seed-eating bird.  Birds live in an ever recurring cycle of rest, breeding and moulting periods. Their nutrition needs differ in each of these periods.

In the production period (breeding and moulting time), they have a significantly higher need for protein sources, vitamins and minerals.  For seed-eating birds, ¼ of the CéDé® egg food will suffice for the daily ration during the breeding and moulting period. The food supply in the rest period is usually far less versatile. Accordingly, it suffices to provide CéDé® egg food 2 to 3 times a week.  A natural cycle in the variation of the food supply is thereby ensured!

A balanced diet for breeding birds is achieved if a controlled quantity of food (seeds, egg food, and where necessary, sprout seeds, etc.) is provided.  The principle of “eating in moderation and variety” applies not only to humans, but is the golden rule when caring for seed-eating birds.

The ingestion of a variety of food (seeds, egg food, vegetable feed etc.) by seed-eating birds is not limited to simply satisfying dietary needs; it is also a social activity, where young birds in particular “learn from each other,” so that they can raise their own young later in a normal manner, just like their parents did.   It moreover supports the normal digestion activity (crop, glandular stomach and gizzard) --  a system that seed eating birds have been given by nature and that we, as bird lovers, must respect.

When egg food is given