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Bird Category

Nov 1, 2019

Eat, Drink and Be Tidy

The primary functions of a bird feeder and a waterer are obvious: to store adequate amounts of nutrition and hydration. However, those two essential receptacles also have an impact on other facets of a bird’s surroundings. That provides retailers with the opportunity to offer a variety of these products so owners can customize to suit […]

Oct 1, 2019

Healthy Pickings

It’s important for bird owners to know what to feed their feathered pets. Bird seeds? Bird pellets? Raw fruits and vegetables? “Even when multiple types of seed are offered, the seed-only diet will not supply the necessary array of vitamins and minerals that is needed for optimal health,” PetCoach states in an article on avian […]

Sep 1, 2019

Welcome Additions

While wild birds don’t encounter fillers, dyes or artificial ingredients when foraging their food, companion birds could be subjected to these additives. However, some additives do serve a purpose in maintaining a well-rounded diet for companion birds, and that goes for all sizes and breeds. By keeping healthy supplemental products in stock, retailers will be […]

Aug 1, 2019

Giftable Necessities

July was the start of the period when retailers began stocking up on products for the winter holiday season. However, for consumers with birds, any day of the year is a good time for gift giving. In fact, according to American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey, of the nearly 70 percent […]

Jul 1, 2019

Feathered Fun

When it comes to bird care, it’s important to stimulate their senses, and engaging play is one of the best ways to achieve that goal. As companion birds spend much of their time in a cage, which can make them more prone to loneliness, boredom and behavioral problems like feather picking and screaming. To avoid […]

May 1, 2019

Natural and Nutritious

The base diet for any pet bird is one that features balanced nutrition. A quality diet consists of the primary food that is consumed by the bird on a daily basis, followed by everything else that is fed in addition to the diet, which often comes in the form of a snack. In the wild, […]

Apr 1, 2019

In-Flight Meals

When it comes to feeding pet birds, the right food makes all the difference in their overall health. No matter what type of bird consumers have, a balanced diet is key for optimal nutrition. Balancing a bird’s diet from the beginning may prevent many health and behavior problems, but it’s never too late to start […]

Mar 1, 2019

Sky-High Treats

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 […]

Feb 4, 2019

On the Wild Side

In their natural habitats, birds have full reign over their territory. Prey is at the mercy of their sharp claws and beaks, and everything is within a flight’s reach for them. That’s thanks to their hollow bones, which makes their range almost endless. This unique feature provides them with all the resources they need for […]

Jan 7, 2019

Feathered Upkeep

The word “grooming” might bring to mind images of fur or paws. But not all grooming involves dogs or even cats. Grooming is also vital to enabling birds to keep their nails, wings and beaks healthy and well-kept. Avian specialist Dr. Laurie Hess provided some crucial bird grooming tips in “Bird Grooming 101,” the Trends […]

Dec 4, 2018

Songbird Sales Soar: Have Ample Offerings of Canaries and Finches

Parrots are precious, and budgies are beautiful, but finches and canaries hold a special place in the hearts and homes of many bird lovers. That’s because that special place conveniently takes up less physical space, and the sounds these compact pets sing are soothing. Plus, their relatively low price point and low maintenance required make […]

Nov 6, 2018

Retailers Should Fill Up on Bird Feeder, Waterer Wares

Shakespeare wrote that the empty vessel makes the loudest sound. That’s certainly true of a hungry bird squawking for a refill of its vittles vessel. But while that screeching may bring seed to mind first, the caged containers that hold the food and water shouldn’t be an afterthought. In fact, an empty feeder or waterer […]