News

Learning About Different Bird Seeds

Posted by Jamey Bohonyi on

Learning About Different Bird Seeds

There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet. 8 Top Birdseeds There are several types of seeds you can choose to fill your feeders, but knowing which birds will enjoy which seeds, as well as which feeders are best for different foods, can help you choose the best single seed or seed blend to feed your backyard birds. Black Oil Sunflower SeedThese medium-to-large seeds are solidly black and pointed at one...

Read more →

Cold Weather Safety for Pets

Posted by Jamey Bohonyi on

Cold Weather Safety for Pets

When temperatures drop, we layer up in warm clothes, turn up the furnace, enjoy hot drinks, and take other steps to stay warm and safe. But what about our pets? Practicing good cold weather safety for pets is essential to keep all our furry, scaled, and feathered family members safe and comfortable in winter. How Animals Adapt to Cold Animals have many natural adaptations to cold weather. Our furry friends may grow a thicker winter coat, while many animals will gain weight in autumn to store an insulating layer of fat just under their skin. Some animals slow their metabolism...

Read more →

First Holiday With Pets

Posted by Jamey Bohonyi on

First Holiday With Pets

Adjusting to a new home can be stressful for any pet, with new sounds and smells, unfamiliar people, a different diet, new schedules and more to learn. When holidays come around, sudden changes – houseguests and visitors, decorations, rearranged furniture, busier schedules, etc. – can be even more disorienting. Fortunately, there are easy ways you can celebrate a holiday with pets to help any furred, feathered or scaled family member acclimate to all those changes without trouble. Safety FirstNo matter what your preparations may be for any holiday, always keep your pet's safety in mind. Holiday decorations with extra electrical...

Read more →

Shop Local This Holiday Season

Posted by Jamey Bohonyi on

Shop Local This Holiday Season

Whether you need to purchase gifts, greeting cards, dinner fixin's, baked goods, twinkle lights, decorations or even just some extra chairs, a new welcome mat, spare bedding or one more air mattress, the holiday season can seem like it's all about shopping. It is easy to get overwhelmed with sales flyers, doorbuster deals, free shipping and online offers, especially from large, nationwide chains. No matter what you need or want to buy, however, if you shop local this holiday season, you will get far more than just your purchase, and every penny you spend benefits many more people than just...

Read more →

Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

Posted by Jamey Bohonyi on

Getting Wild Birds Ready for Winter

Wild Birds are well equipped for changing seasons, not only by migrating south but also by getting heavier, warmer plumage, eating a winter-friendly diet, and gathering in groups to share the hard work of finding food and shelter when those resources are scarce. Backyard birders can help their feathered friends get ready for winter, however, with just a few simple steps. Offer Better Autumn Foods: Birds need more fat and calories in autumn. If they migrate, that food is fuel for their journeys, but even if they stay in the same area, the better energy source will help them generate plenty...

Read more →