Wednesday, November 16, 2022

BIRD STUFF! Bird Supplies We Highly Recommend. Bird Food, Bird Toys, Bird Cage, Bird Warmers, Cuttlebones, Bird Gifts & Ornaments for the Holidays

PAULIE'S PICKS!
BIRD SUPPLIES WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Plus...

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PAULIE'S PICKS!

CUTTLEBONES FOR CLEAN BEAKS & CALCIUM

XL CUTTLEBONE BULK PACKAGE SHOWN LEFT: Approximately 15 huge 12" long x 1/2" thick fresh Cuttlebones arrive directly from the source per container. It is essential for pet birds to get the calcium and the beak conditioning these natural cuttlefish backbones provide. Many other sellers say they are selling the large size, but they actually send 6"-8" which are considered the small size. Several will arrive broken which simply provides you with 2 nice large chunk pieces, no problem. Do not store in an airtight container. You can punch a hole in a large plastic container and place some dried rice inside to absorb moisture, moisture is the ruination of cuttlebones. Scrape off any stain with a knife. Price has skyrocketed to about $10 each but each will last a long time. Notice how Chickadee, our pied Cockatiel, is eating half a large cuttlebone stuck in between the cage bars horizontally with the soft side down.

Chickadee, pied Cockatiel eating half a large cuttlebone stuck in between the cage bars horizontally with the soft side down.
Calcium & Mineral Block Toy for Any size Bird

K&H CONSTANT WARMING UNITS
My house is freezing in summer. These give me such peace of mind Paulie can get close to a perfect 104℉

Our Note: The small perch is great for sizes up to African Grey or Amazon Parrot. 
From seller: PROTECTION: Protect exotic birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts PERFECT TEMPERATURE: Thermostatically controlled to an optimum body temperature for birds to snuggle up to LOW VOLTAGE: Uses harmless 12-volt, low voltage electricity to heat the bird warmer and is easy to clean SAFETY: Safe, consistent source of warmth, stabilizes the bird's environment HEALTH: Can reduce avian stress contributing to good health BRAND YOU TRUST: Designed by K&H with OVER 20 years of experience in creating innovative, safe, quality products, and is backed by a K&H one year warranty

LEFEBER'S CLASSIC NUTRIBERRIES BIRD FOOD
With a high percentage of pellet nutrition and a nutty crunchy exterior, the best of both worlds. Paulie gobbles them up.

3.25 - 4 LB tubs of healthy tasty food bird's love. Lots of nutritional pellet content in a nutty crunchy ball. Available at Lefeber Store in other sizes. Bird pictured on cover denotes size of pellet, i.e. Budgie Parkakeet, Cockatiel, Sun Conure, Amazon Parrot, and Macaw & Cockatoo.

FANTASTIC FOOD FOR COCKATIEL,
BUDGERIGAR BUDGIE / AMERICAN PARAKEET
& OTHER SMALL AUSTRALIAN BIRDS
A PELLETED BASE WITH LOTS OF SEEDS & FRUIT FOR TASTE & INTEREST

Here we see a cage full of Budgies chowing down on their Goldenfeast Australian Blend Bird Food. So comforting to know they are getting a balanced diet they love.


Great Treats for Birds & Parrots

These NutriBerries are in a variety package with 4 different flavors. They have a lot less pellet content so I mix them in with the classic for added interest. Paulie likes all these flavors, Tropical Fruit, El Paso, Sunny Orchard and Garden Veggie, especially El Paso with dried peppers.

Both of these Kaytee treats, Kaytee Yo Dips Mango Flavored Treat for Parrots and Large Birds & Kaytee Strawberr/Banana Flavor Yogurt Dipped Treat For All Pet Birds, 3.5 Oz. have been our very special go to tailfeather wagging treats for many years. Although Kaytee says it is for large parrots, our Cockatiels loved them too.

Freshest, Biggest, Best Millet You Can Buy
A Must for All Birds!

5 lb. Great Fresh Nemeth Farms Millet from Canada. 
Best to purchase when harvested at end of year.  Here's Paulie enjoying a golden millet spray.

WORKS GREAT AS A FOOD OR WATER DISH.
LiXit BIRD BATH

This is my favorite cage accessory. Translucent light blue attracts birds like a pool of water... while letting you see inside. Secure cage attachment works well on most cages. Here is little Chickadee, the Cockatiel, taking a bath in her water dish and another picture of our Blue Fronted Amazon, Paulie's cage with 3 across holding her salad, water and nuts. As you can see, Lixit bath and feeders are Paulie Approved.

Blue fronted Amazon, Paulie, holds package of Lixit blue acrylic bath and feeder.


HOW TO MAKE A NEST BOWL
A VITAL STEP IN USING DUMMY EGGS SUCCESSFULLY!

Pair of Adorable Peachface Lovebirds in nest bowl with dummyeggs, shown below.

The width of the bowl should be large enough to for your bird to lay in comfortably head to tail. If you have a pair, then it should fit them both. The bowl shown here is flat bottomed and shallow with enough weight that when your bird climbs in it won't tip over. Cockatiel size birds can use a 6"-7" bowl, measured across, slightly larger or smaller for other size birds. A similarly shaped salad or desert bowl will also due fine.

Nesting material is important and must be changed regularly. We have selected bedding or nesting material made specifically for birds shown in the link below. It is important that the nest bedding not have anything added for odor control such as baking soda or other chemicals because they can be a problem for a bird's delicate respiratory systems. Make sure any bedding material you buy says "natural" with no "odor control added products." Sanitized paper or wood itself provides natural odor control. Some bedding products do mention odor control and are referring to the natural properties of the material used. Read the ingredients for yourself and you will see for sure if any form of powder is added that could be harmful. Better to be safe than sorry. Shredded white paper towels always work great and are something you would have around the house. Do not use newspaper as the ink can be very toxic.