Pet Age Staff//March 1, 2019
Pet Age Staff //March 1, 2019
Whether you want to train your pets or just offer them something extra, treats are stimulating rewards that give them a boost in their daily activities and diet. This is no different when it comes to birds. Treats provide feathered companions with additional proteins, vitamins and other minerals necessary for their overall health, but in a way that is entertaining and enjoyable for both bird and owner, without tarnishing their regular diet.
Because birds are very intelligent animals, they can be trained to perform a variety of tricks. And while many birds enjoy the training session and consider the interaction itself a reward, some birds require more incentive. Treats are an excellent way to coax reluctant birds and to establish and reinforce positive behavior. They also strengthen the bond between bird and owner.
With an array of treats for birds on the market, retailers should interact with consumers one-on-one to gauge their bird’s preferences and personality in order to direct them to the treat product that best fits their bird’s tastes.
For example, if their parakeet is a picky eater or has a favorite flavor or has a specific dietary need, grabbing any treat product for parakeets may not be beneficial. And even if that bird has a primary preference for a specific kind of treat, it’s important to provide them with a variety of options for a well-rounded diet. It is vitally important that retailers reinforce this to their bird-owning customers. In addition, a pet store’s sales staff should educate customers on the proper way of introducing new treats to birds, which is gradually, and encourage bird owners to keep a fairly consistent treat schedule.
There are plenty of exciting treat manufacturers in the avian sector of the industry. These products are a selection of treats offering rich ingredients that birds crave and need, satisfying even the pickiest of eaters and the most cautious of bird owners. And with different flavors, sizes and types, these treats offer the variety necessary for their diets. In addition, these products keep the fun in treat time, so both bird and owner are happy and stimulated.
Sunburst Freeze Dried Fruit
Sunburst Freeze Dried Fruit is an assortment of all-natural, whole-food fun treats that companion birds enjoy. These healthy treats are free of added sugars, sulfites, preservatives, gluten and GMOs. Fruits are harvested and freeze dried at optimal ripeness to capture the best, natural flavors, including Pineapple Mango or Strawberry Banana. Great for Conures, Lovebirds, Eclectus, Parrots, Cockatoos and Macaws.
Tropical Carnival Baked Pretzel Treats
Brown’s Tropical Carnival Baked Pretzels Parrot & Macaw Treats are fun and interactive for parrots, cockatoos, macaws and other large hookbills. Baked Pretzels are easy for birds to grasp and hold, making feeding time fun and exciting. They’re great chewing treats for beak and gum health.
Lafeber’s Popcorn Nutri-Berries
Popcorn Nutri-Berries Treats combine natural ingredients with vitamins, minerals and amino acids to ensure birds are not only having a fun and delicious treat, but one that’s good for them too. They are made with fresh popcorn and peanuts, with caramel flavoring. These berry-shaped treats are specifically designed to satisfy a bird’s natural desire to forage for their food.
Vita Prima Swing Rings
This two-in-one toy and treat provides pet birds with a tasty, crunchy baked treat and rewarding physical and mental activity. Each Vita Prima Swing Ring is made with a long-lasting softwood center wrapped up in a crunchy biscuit and delicious topping. Whether snacking or swinging, the Swing Ring keeps birds both happy and stimulated.
Kaytee Spray Millet is a favorite treat all birds enjoy. Millet comes naturally on a stem and is good for encouraging weaning and getting birds to eat. Spray Millet is great for fledglings, juveniles and full-grown birds. With no artificial colors or flavors, this highly palatable natural treat is good for encouraging weaning and getting birds to eat while adding recommended nutritional variety to their diets. It is ideal for bonding and playtime.
ZuPreem Real Rewards
ZuPreem treats provide training and bonding moments bird owners love to share with their pets. Real Rewards Trail Mix Treats for Large Birds offers a delicious mix of apricots, cranberries, almonds and bananas. Real Rewards Trail Mix Treats for Medium Birds offers a tantalizing mix of pistachios, bananas, apricots and cranberries.
Ecotrition Oats & Groats
Oats & Groats Health Blend by Ecotrition is a nutritious snack for parakeets. It is a flavorful blend of colorful, whole oat groats that will provide the perfect healthy, anytime snack or reward for a parakeet. The treat is enriched with vitamins and minerals.