Classic K-Feeders Are Back

Categories: Seasonal Bird Feeding

 

Perky-Pet® Introduces the Classic K-Feeders® Product Line 

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Lititz, Pa. – October 2014 – Perky-Pet®, a recognized leader in wild bird feeding, has re-introduced the classic K-Feeders® wild bird feeders. Available online only, at birdfeeders.com, these three unique K-Feeders® will evoke nostalgia and class in any bird lover’s backyard.

 

“I’m very excited about the addition of the K-Feeders® line into our wide range of bird feeding products,” said James Kelly, Brand Manager at Perky-Pet®. “With this move, we’re providing our customers with products to make their bird feeding experience better. For them, better means quality and ease of use. K-Feeders® is another step in that direction.”

 

Established in 1975, the K-Feeders® brand was one of the first manufacturers of wild bird feeders. Their history includes a long-standing commitment to creating innovative designs while using the most durable materials. Known for their slogan, “Where Nature and Quality Meet,” this small family business turned into an international brand and grew solely by their dedication to creating signature products that would last their customer a lifetime.

 

The addition of K-Feeders® allows Perky-Pet® to continue to offer bird enthusiasts a wider variety of high quality seed feeders. Each feeder is constructed with heavy-duty polycarbonate components to resist squirrel damage, corrosion and breakage.

 

Product Highlights:

Seed Feeders, K-Feeders® Window Bird Feeder, 349

The Window Wild Bird Feeder holds up to .75 pounds of seed and can be assembled to dispense either sunflower & mixed seed or thistle seed.

Seed Feeders, K-Feeders® Carousel Wild Bird Feeder, K-350

The Carousel Feeder holds up to five pounds of seed and can be hung or pole mounted. It contains four independent seed compartments and allows up to eight birds to feed at one time.

Seed Feeders, K-Feeders® Super Carousel Wild Bird Feeder, K-351

The Super Carousel Feeder holds up to eight pounds of seed and contains a squirrel-resistant base made of die cast zinc. Eight feeding ports evenly dispense seed to attract a larger number of birds.

 

About Perky-Pet®

Perky-Pet® brand is a trusted name to bird lovers, with high quality, functional feeders that address the demands of both bird hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. A good resource for just about every wild bird need is right at your fingertips. Visit the Perky-Pet® website www.birdfeeders.com to learn more about bird watching, bird feeding tips and tools, and ways to attract birds. Perky-Pet® is a registered trademark of Woodstream Corporation, a long-standing, privately-held company and leading manufacturer of quality-branded rodent control products, caring control products for pets and wildlife, natural solutions for lawns and gardens and wild bird feeding products.

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5 Ways to Prepare for Winter Bird Feeding

cardinal snow 1Birds have different feeding requirements and habits during the winter season. To accommodate our feathered friends, remember these 5 ways to prepare for winter bird feeding.

Clean and repair your feeders: Clean the ground beneath feeders and consider adding protective coverings or platforms to catch spilled seed that won't be able to be cleaned up until spring. Check for broken perches, clogged feeding ports and other problems with your bird feeders. Rinse, clean, and dry the feeder thoroughly at least every two weeks.

Add a squirrel guard for bird feeders: Squirrel guards, or baffles, for bird feeders, not only act as a shield against winter’s harsh ice and snow accumulating in the feeder, they protect against pesky squirrels penetrating your precious bird seed.

Proper placement: Feeders should be located out of the wind and positioned near cover but in the open to allow birds to watch and retreat from danger. For ground feeding, an area near cover with a clear view of the surroundings is best. Place feeders within 50 feet of bushes and shrubs but at least 10 feet from trees and fences so birds have shelter but are distanced from squirrels.

Save some money and stock up on seed: Stock up on nutritious birdseed in the Fall when many lawn and garden centers are discounting it to make way for winter merchandise. Stored properly, (in cool dry places) seed can easily last for months, particularly mixes and sunflower seeds. Other foods to consider include: peanuts, suet, nyjer, and fruit.

Be consistent and keep feeding through the winter: Birds grow accustomed to your feeders especially in severe weather when the food you offer may mean their survival. Remember water! Birds can become dehydrated in winter even if surrounded by ice and snow. Put out a pan of water near the feeder on warmer days.

 

Start planning your winter bird feeding approach as soon as possible. As much as many of us would like to deny, winter is rapidly approaching! What are some other ways you keep your regular avian visitors safe during the cold, blistery season ahead?

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Environmental Conditions that Affect Fall Hummingbird Migration

Categories: Seasonal Bird Feeding

Perky Pet Outdoor Shots 2010 050The modern-day hummingbird is a bird of wonder, weighing less than an ounce and possessing a territorial nature with the ability to chase larger birds, like hawks, away from their domain. But these colorful and ethereal birds are in trouble. 

Hummingbirds and hundreds of other species of birds are becoming increasingly threatened due to environmental and weather conditions affecting migration. Climate change is becoming a more immediate problem than ever before, producing a shift in weather patterns and temperatures.

A seven-year study published by the National Audubon Society warns of the rising threat of climate change affecting bird migration factors. The study reports a significant northern shift of migratory patterns of 588 different species of North American birds due to climate change.

What do these changes mean?

Hummingbirds, specifically the Allen’s hummingbird and the Rufous hummingbird, and various other birds, may be classified as endangered, or threatened, due to loss of habitat and food. Because they are migrating further north, their opportunities to find food and other mating birds, are being decreased.

Historically, these environmental shifts affecting bird migration factors took tens of thousands of years, but similar results can be seen in the next century, according to David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society, in an interview with NPR.

What can you do?

- Continue feeding and growing flowers that attract your regular hummingbirds. Keep feeders clean to promote bird health.

- Increase conservation efforts in your community to safeguard critical habitat and curb greenhouse gas emissions by informing others and contacting local decision makers and politicians, as advised by the National Audubon Society.

- Preserving critical coastal habitats is crucial for sustained bird migration factors. Many birds travel across the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season. These birds can make the 600-mile trip all at once if necessary, but if they are faced with fighting unfavorable winds with no stopover areas or areas with little food supplies, they are likely to not survive. We can ensure that these birds survive migration by making certain that there are enough birds populating the area and plenty of bountiful land to feed, bathe, and mate.

Hummingbirds and other migratory birds do not have to suffer from climate change affecting environmental conditions. We have the power to defy these effects. What have you done in your community to preserve bird migration factors? 

 

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