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Bucktons Bird Food and Seed Mixes - Parrot Essentials Brand

For bird enthusiasts and parrot caretakers, understanding the importance of proper nutrition for our avian companions is paramount. Bucktons, a longstanding name in bird nourishment, provides a range of products tailored to meet the specific dietary needs of parrots. Understanding the unique dietary needs of birds, Bucktons has developed a range that not only feeds but nurtures and enhances the lives of feathered companions across the UK.

About Bucktons Bird & Parrot Food

The Bucktons brand was founded in 1918 when George Buckton started a general merchants company. The company slowly started their nutritional journey, and 200 years later, it became a well-known and loved parrot & bird feed supplier.

The Hutchinson family became the new owners of Bucktons, and 40+ years later, in the 1960s, they decided that it was time to jump head-first into the pet industry. More specifically, they wanted to focus on quality seed mixes for parrots & birds. After the decision to focus on birds and seeds, Bucktons began to build relationships with suppliers and work on perfecting their products.

In 1995, Cranswick Pet Products took over from Hutchinson and continued to grow and improve the quality of the products offered, but kept the well-established brand name.

In 2012, the brand was sold to Westland Horticulture. Since then, Westland has focused on growing the Bucktons brand, working for change, all while remembering their core principles and maintaining their passion for producing delicious seed mixes for birds.

Their dedication is evident in Bucktons’ meticulous sourcing practices, where each ingredient is selected from reputable, fair-trading growers, predominantly local to their manufacturing site in Yorkshire. The brand’s BRC ‘AA-Grade’ accreditation speaks volumes of its commitment to cleanliness, consistency, and traceability—from field to shelf. Such rigorous standards ensure that every bag of Bucktons bird food contains nothing but the purest, most nutritious ingredients.

Bucktons Parrot and Bird Seed food

Parrot Food and Seed Mixes

Bucktons offers a wide variety of seed mixes and specialised blends. Each is formulated to provide balanced nutrition according to your parrot’s species and life stage. Parrot Essentials is proud to carry many seed mixes, pellets, and formulas for both indoor parrots and wild birds. Here are some of our favourites

  • No. 1 Parrot Food is suitable for multiple species of parrot. This food is formulated with an excellent mix of over 15 ingredients. Included in this list of ingredients are yellow biscuits, dried fruits, nuts, and more. These ingredients ensure your bird stays healthy and happy. We have 12.75kg bags ready for your feathered friend.
  • Elite Parrot Food is a seed mix focusing on lowering the sunflower content of the mix. By lowering sunflower content, Bucktons is providing your bird with optimum nutrition. Along with low sunflower, the Elite Parrot Food has a variety of over 20 of the highest quality ingredients. Ingredients like pineapple, hempseed, flaked peas, and more! Parrot Essentials has Bucktons Elite Parrot Food in 12.75kg bags!
  • Cockatiel & Lovebird Mix is a mix specifically for your Cockatiels or Lovebirds. This formula is easy to digest and contains high oil. These small, high-quality seeds and ingredients will ensure your bird is feeling and looking great!
  • Parrot Food with Spirulina provides a nutritious mix. It combines seeds and pellets rich in vitamins and minerals. Additionally, it contains the superfood spirulina. Consequently, it promotes vibrant plumage and clear vision. It also maintains healthy skin and strengthens immune and digestive systems. The design caters specifically to your parrot’s preferences in taste and texture. Therefore, this mix guarantees a delightful dining experience.


Bucktons is more than just a brand. It represents a long-standing heritage of profound understanding and passion for avian care.

Bucktons offers a variety of products, from classic to cutting-edge. They guarantee nutrition that is complete and beneficial for your parrot. Their brand is reliable. Selecting Bucktons means more than just feeding your parrot. It means opting for a heritage that has cared for birds over many years. Nourish your parrots with Bucktons and witness them thrive in health, vitality, and splendour.

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