Guide To Decorating with Bird Feeders

Categories: Seasonal Bird Feeding

 

SHSM00356 1 300x300 Guide To Decorating with Bird FeedersAs the holiday season approaches more and more houses will get wrapped in glowing strands and adorned with bountiful wreaths. You may find yourself wanting more options to make your home stand out from everyone else on the street. If youre as much of a bird fanatic as we are, then this guide to decorating with bird feeders will help in creating a customized holiday display!

Perky-Pet Feeders

There are countless ways to spread holiday cheer around your house while simultaneously feeding your feathered friends. You could simply arrange a variety of feeders around your yard to attract different types of birds. The No/No Mesh Feeders, specifically the Snow Man and Snow Woman feeders, were created just for this time of year. These feeders are constructed with a mesh wire design that keeps the squirrels out and attracts clinging birds. If you want your holiday-themed bird feeder to contribute to your lighting, try our snowman feeder that lights up!

Certain feeders are good for specific types of birds, as well as specific types of seeds. With that in mind, we also recommend offering a variety of seeds. Doing so will bring more kinds of birds to your yard.

If you are partial to cardinals, try placing a few suet blocks with mixed seed and fruit, and use black oil sunflower and safflower seeds. This mix will also attract birds like the red-breasted nuthatch and downy woodpeckers.

Handmade Holiday Feeders

Feeling creative? There are several handmade holiday feeder options that the birds will enjoy pecking at!

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You know those strands of popcorn some people use for interior decoration? Well, try hanging them outside and let the birds have a feast! Wrap them around evergreen trees in the yard, making sure to use plain popcorn (no salt, no flavoring). This is a fun activity to do with the kids.

Grained Bread Cut Outs

Take your holiday cookie cutters and make fun shapes in stale — but not moldy — grained bread. Next you can attach a string through the center of the bread and spread peanut butter on both sides. Finally, sprinkle bird seed over the bread and hang from the trees around your home.

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Take a pine cone and tie a piece of string to the top. Smear peanut butter and cornmeal into the cracks of the pine cone. Next, roll the pine cone in bird seed so that it sticks in the peanut butter. Feel free to add nuts, cranberries, and cereal as well, and hang it outdoors.

Decorating your home with a mixture of holiday lights and feeders will ensure that your home will certainly add a special touch to your home. Passers-by and visiting birds are sure to appreciate your effort. Remember to use a variety of feeders and seeds to attract multiple types of birds, and to add to the overall look of your holiday display!

Got any other birdhouse decorating ideas? Share them in the comments below. 

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Top 5 Things To Consider When Buying A Bird Feeder

So you think you’re ready to invest in the long-term health and well-being of mother nature’s beloved wild birds? The bird feeder market is saturated with product features, designs, and promotions for varying types of birds and utility purposes, so it can become overwhelming. Just remember the bird feeding basics.

Follow these five tips when shopping for bird feeders:

1. FEED LONG TERM

Don’t settle for the cheaper feeder simply for convenience, because you’ll most likely end up replacing it. Bird feeding is not just a hobby, it’s a long-term investment. Plus, your bird feeders are likely to endure freezing temperatures, sun and rain, and numerous backyard pests; such as squirrels, raccoons, and feral cats. Your best bet is spending a bit more upfront for a feeder with a product guarantee.

2. GO BIG

This is where convenience is on your side. Consider the harsh winter months and constantly going outside to refill your bird feeder… it doesn’t sound ideal to us. Birds typically eat a half their weight in seeds per day. Upgrade to a feeder that holds 12 lbs. or more seed. With that much inventory, you can watch the continuous cycle of wild birds visiting to feed from the warmth of your home!

3. USE COMMON SENSE

Choose feeders with no sharp edges or points; the design should allow birds to perch away from the food to keep it from becoming soiled. Set up more than one feeder and allow ample space between them to avoid crowding. Check out great birdfeeding tips from the Humane Society.

4. SQUIRRELS — PUBLIC ENEMY No. 1

Don’t let nature “run its course” when it comes to bird feeding. If you do, the squirrels will not only cut out your bird watching and feeding time, but they will likely destroy your feeders too. Opt for a “squirrel-proof” feeder from the start, and be sure to avoid tray feeders that pose an open invitation for squirrels and chipmunks. Other ways to keep sneaky squirrels off of your bird feeders is by pole-mounting the feeder, adding a baffle, and choosing the right location.

5. BE READY FOR THE MESS

Simply put, birds expel where they consume, so it's up to you to clean and sanitize your feeders on a regular schedule. When searching for your next feeder, remember plastic, steel, or glass feeders are easier to keep germ-free than wood or clay, which are absorbent and difficult to sanitize. 

Bird feeding is just like any other investment. It takes research and commitment to care for another life. Overall, your bird feeders should be easily filled, emptied, and cleaned. 

Just remember the bird feeding basics when shopping for your next bird feeder!

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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, Associate 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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