Why sugar is useful for bird nutrition

The main note is that all ingredients used in ZuPreem products are deemed SAFE by the FDA. The Regulatory environment is advising that pet food manufactures change the word sucrose to sugar.


Here is a little more information about the use of sugar in ZuPreem products. Sugar is added to ZuPreem FruitBlend Flavor, Natural, AvianBreeder, and NutBlend/VeggieBlend Flavor diets. Sugars are also found in fruits that most birds eat and enjoy in the wild. 


After digestion, they travel through the bloodstream to body cells where they are used for energy, or stored for future use. Veterinary nutritionists at ZuPreem have added a small amount of sugar to our avian diets to supply readily available carbohydrate (CHO) energy, and to make sure our nutritionally complete diets are palatable. Sugar also adds to the enjoyment of many foods.


Human and animal health experts agree that carbohydrates, including starch and sugar, are an important part of a balanced diet. The key is to ensure the diet is balanced between CHO’s, proteins, and fats. Eliminating sugar and other CHO’s would result in a very poor, unbalanced diet.

Sue Lines
ZuPreem Territory Manager

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Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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