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http://www.GetPetSavvy.com, the Ferrisi Worldwide website, offering high quality pet food and pet supplies like grooming tools, toys, sleeping bags and much more, provides bird products and supplies for all species of pet birds. The site also presents a wide range of dog products, cat products, dog and cat food, fish supplies and small animal products.

President Neil Ferraiolo shares more about the bird products GetPetSavvy offers, "Birds are popular pets due their tenderness and sweetness, not to mention their adorable looks. However, if these delicate creatures are not taken care of properly, their end comes faster than naturally anticipated. You should provide your feathered friends with the requisite bird supplies and bird products. Our bird supplies are designed by pet professionals who have taken the utmost care in creating them. We have everything from beddings and perches to feeders and watering systems."

Birds require a lot of care. The products and food for all bird species are different and it is imperative to use species-specific bird food and supplies. When it comes to bird food, it is important to remember that not all bird eat seeds. Diets for non-seed eating birds such as Lories and Lorikeets consist of a commercially prepared formula.

Even for seed-eating birds, seeds alone do not constitute a proper diet. Even when multiple types of seed are offered, the seed-only diet will not supply the necessary array of vitamins and minerals that are needed for optimal health. Before buying bird food, a thorough knowledge of the species should be gained, and it must be purchased from a manufacturer well versed in the field.

Bird supplies include cages, cage kits, birdbaths, perches, bird toys, bird carriers and bird grooming products. Bird supplies can be further divided into -- pet bird supplies and wild bird supplies. Wild bird supplies are for those who do not have a pet bird but are bird lovers or bird watchers and want to turn their home into a place for wild birds to visit.

Providing more information about the wild bird supplies offered, Mr. Ferraiolo says, "While we are dedicated to offering pet bird products, we are equally committed to our wild bird supplies. If you are a bird lover, you have to invest in wild bird supplies and create a welcoming space for the wild birds to visit. We have stocked all kinds of wild bird supplies. You will find quality bird nesting boxes, wild bird nesting supplies and other bird products."

"With our pet food and pet supplies, you can be sure that your pet is in safe hands. When you turn to http://www.GetPetSavvy.com, you can be rest assured that your pet's best interests are taken care of. We are always here to assure you that you and your pet have a friend online, who is ever-ready to help. If you do not find what you are looking for, contact us and we will get back to you quickly," he concludes.

About GetPetSavvy.com:

GetPetSavvy.com is an online pet store dedicated to providing state-of-the-art pet food and pet products. The website provides dog and cat food, dog products, cat products, bird food, sleeping bags and grooming aids-to name a few. With over 25 years of experience in pet care as well as online purchasing, the GetPetSavvy team is focused on the task of making you and your pet happy.

All products have been designed, tested and used by pet specialists. The website also features pet care related articles and strives at giving the most current product knowledge and pet care advice.

Ferrisi Worldwide

Neil Ferraiolo

sales(at)getpetsavvy.com

877-9777-2889

With a little imagination and very little effort, you can transform your backyard into a natural habitat for birds. Whether you're an avid birdwatcher, or simply want to invite nature a little closer to your home, birdfeeders put down the welcome mat for our avian friends.

According to the Audubon Society (www.audubon.org), a bird feeder comes in one of four basic designs. Ground feeders are flat and open, have a screened bottom, and rest off the ground and should be situated ten feet from nearby trees or bushes so that birds can fly away from any predators. Ground feeders can be made squirrel proof by utilizing wire mesh over the bird feeder.

Tube birdfeeders are cylindrical in shape and typically have openings that allow birds to access the seeds. They should be hung off the ground and, for maximum enjoyment, near a window so that family members can witness the wild birds that come to visit.

Suet and hopper bird feeders are typically shaped like houses. A suet bird feeder, made for wild birds that peck at the seed mixed into the suet, is usually hung, while a hopper bird feeder can either be hung or placed on a post for easy access by wild birds. A hopper bird feeder contains a large quantity of seed, which is released when the wild bird steps on the feeder trigger. Hopper birdfeeders attract both small and large birds, including the cardinal.

Unlike the tube and hopper birdfeeders, the thistle bird feeder is designed with very small holes, allowing only small-beaked finches to access the food. Thistle birdfeeders should be hung, and can be made squirrel proof.

The Audubon Society also provides helpful tips on making your backyard friendly to hummingbirds by populating it with humming bird feeders. They suggest that you use several humming bird feeders and fill each with sugar water, being careful to avoid using red food coloring and honey. In addition, you should change the solution in the humming bird feeder weekly, or more often in hot weather.

It is certainly possible to make your own bird feeders, but there are several great birdfeeders available on the market, including those made by Droll Yankee, Opus, Woodllink, and Duncraft.

To get the most out of your bird watching experience, the Audubon Society suggests that you utilize several different types of bird feeders and that you place them at various heights and locations. In this way, you will attract a wide variety of wild birds. In addition, be sure that your efforts to create a backyard habitat don't harm the birds you are trying to attract. Keep birdfeeders three feet away from windows to avoid collisions, and make sure to keep your cat indoors.

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Is there evidence that feeding birds in your backyard will lead to bird death? Some think that once birds rely on your feed, they will not be capable of gaining their own food, especially during hard times such as winter.

Some feel that birds will rely on the food provided by you and that they will lose their ability to find their own food. Other experts think that our feathered friends are much more resilient and will discover new sources of food if the feeder repeatedly is empty and they can't support themselves or their young.

As reported in Bird Watcher's Digest, researchers Margaret Brittingham and Stanley Temple found that black-capped chickadees take, on average, only 20-25% of their winter food requirements from feeders. But, they also demonstrated a significant correlation between an individual bird's ability to survive the winter and the use of bird feeders.

Evidence shows that aves that eat food provided by humans through feeders had an annual (not just winter) survival rate that is 8% higher (up to 95% from 87%) than those birds that don't eat food provided by humans. For winter (as opposed to month-to-month), 69% of the feeder using birds survived the winter where only 37% of wild non-feeder using birds survived the winter.

If more wild birds survive the winter when we feed them, what are the implications? In simple terms, it means that without our help, a higher number of birds fail to survive the winter. If we help, more birds will survive. Curiously, even though our food supply will decrease the winter death rate, our avian friends will not completely rely on us. If your bird feeders are consistently empty, these amazing animals will almost always take flight to find another source of food on their own. You will also notice that in the spring, when food abounds, the birds are not as active at the feeders as they are in the winter when food is harder to find.

We can only suspect that different birds, like people, have different levels of dependence. However, the truth is that our avian friends will adapt. If one fails to continue a consistent feeding program, the birds will adapt and search for food.

I recommend that if you start a bird feeding program, stay consistent. It is best if you fill the feeders at the same time every day or whatever interval you need and ensure that the feeders do not stay empty for extended periods. For really great public information about bird feeding, go to

Also, if you plan to go on vacation or holiday, plan for your absence. If you will be gone for a short time (a few days), overfill your feeder and spread some on the ground around trees or bushes near your feeders. If you are going to be gone for an extended time, ask your friends, neighbors, or relatives to check and fill your feeders on a consistent basis.

As for winter feeding, it is more serious. Some bird populations may not migrate to areas of higher food availability if there is a reliable source near their summer habitats. Thus, if you feed birds on a consistent basis over the spring and summer, it is important that you are extremely consistent in the winter, when some species may rely on your food to survive.

To make a long story short, it is better for survival rates if you feed wild birds in your yard. But if you decide to feed them, it is ideal if you are consistent in your feeding.