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Fledglings – the Teenagers of the Avian World!

2022-04-11T12:26:04+00:00

Reading Time: 8 minutes With the nesting season well underway, the first fledglings of the year will soon climb precariously from their cosy homes and make a leap of faith into the big, wide world. Just like a young person leaving home for the first time, this is their chance to spread their wings.

How to Tame (Train!) Your Budgie

2022-04-11T09:28:47+00:00

Reading Time: 10 minutes One question we get asked fairly often is how to tame a Budgie. We’ve always found this a bit of a strange enquiry because like most birds that live in flocks in the wild, Budgies are very sociable and enjoy human company. As such, they don’t need to be tamed per se.

We Know You Love Birds but Spare a Thought for Everyone’s Favourite Prickly Visitor – the Hedgehog

2021-11-15T12:58:03+00:00

Reading Time: 9 minutes We’re all about wildlife. That’s why we couldn’t resist bringing you an article about that wonderful little garden visitor, the Hedgehog. Sadly, the west European Hedgehog was officially classed as vulnerable in 2020 as numbers have been declining recently. As a result, it is imperative that those of us who care for wildlife do everything we can to protect this spiky little character.

What Not to Feed Wild Birds

2021-09-17T09:07:07+00:00

Reading Time: 7 minutes As one of the leading bird food manufacturers in the UK, you would expect our website to be full of handy advice on what to feed birds, both kept and wild, all year round. Of course, that is the case, and if you search our site, you’ll find lots of advice on keeping wild birds, aviary birds and parrots happy and healthy all year round.

Helping Our Customers to Help the Environment

2021-09-16T14:50:11+00:00

Reading Time: 6 minutes As a business that takes our commitment to the environment very seriously, we are always searching for new ways to become more sustainable. So, when we heard some of our customers were having trouble recycling the plastic sacks we use for our wild bird food, we decided to do something about it.

Bird Tables – Everything You Need to Know!

2021-08-13T09:14:59+00:00

Reading Time: 9 minutes There is no garden, yard, or other outdoor space that we can think of that cannot be enhanced by a bird table. Watching and listening to the throng and chatter of a spectacular range of feathered visitors, your spirits cannot help but be lifted and your well being enhanced. It is a win-win. Peace of mind for you and a healthy, sustaining meal for the birds.

What do Robins Eat?

2021-08-13T09:16:55+00:00

Reading Time: 7 minutes Robins are one of the UK’s favourite garden birds. And it is easy to see why. This gorgeous little visitor is surrounded by myth and folk law, immortalised in song, and strongly associated with that most wonderful time of the year – Christmas. They are one of tamest British birds around humans, often feeding around people seemingly without a care in the world. It is no wonder thousands of us are so keen to attract this beautiful little visitor to our gardens.

Parrots –How to Manage Coming Out of Lockdown

2021-10-22T11:43:30+00:00

Reading Time: 7 minutes Covid-19 has put a huge amount of stress on all of us, whether we’ve suffered from the virus or not. It’s no wonder people have turned to pets for companionship, fun, stress relief and entertainment in large numbers. But, with lockdown restrictions now loosening, and homeworking being wound down, there are fresh challenges on the horizon for everyone, not least for the birds and animals in our lives.