Bird Feeder Buying Guide
Looking for a new bird feeder or birdhouse for your feathered friend? Discover our selection of hummingbird feeders and bird baths and learn how to squirrel-proof your bird feeder for your pets or garden guests.
A Little TLC for Birds & Wildlife
There's nothing like seeing a hummingbird fly past your backyard and stop at your hummingbird feeder.Hummingbird feeders are of the hanging variety, which mimics how hummingbirds use their long tapered bill to collect nectar from flowers. They are attracted to sweet nectar or sugar water.
Quick Hummingbird Feeder Tips:
- The ratio of sugar to water is 1:4. Boil the water in a pan with the sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Pure white table sugar is the safest type to use when making sugar water.
- Sugar water or nectar should be replaced every two to three days.
- Consider installing a separate bird feeder in your yard to keep other birds away from your hummingbird feeder.
Other Styles of Birdhouses
- Log Cabin
Wild Bird Food: What’s on the Menu?
Sunflower Seed Chips: Minced sunflower kernels are a premium treat that leaves no shell residue around your feeders.
Safflower: A bitter flavour deters squirrels and grackles while attracting desirable birds.
Suet Cakes: A rich, high-energy treat that songbirds and woodpeckers love.
Dried Mealworms: For insect eaters such as bluebirds and robins.
Nectar: Attracts hummingbirds and orioles. Available in powdered mix or ready-to-use bottles.
SHOP ALL BIRD FOOD
A good way to attract birds to your yard is by installing a bird bath. Not only does it make your garden look picturesque, but birds that are attracted to your yard will use it as a hunting ground, and will aerate your garden soil with their long beaks, and eliminate insect pests.
There are three types of bird baths:
- Pedestal: These baths are the most traditional type and stand from seven to 15 inches in height. They come in various materials like aluminium, ceramic, cast stone, iron, concrete, and resin.
- Fountain: Fountain bird baths add the element of flowing water, which helps attract birds to your yard. The movement of the water will catch the bird’s eye, and it also allows them to cool down a hot day.
- Solar: Solar bird baths allow you to conserve energy by using heat from the sun to operate. When it is a cloudy day, most solar bird baths have battery back-up so your feathered friends will able to splash around no matter the weather!
SHOP ALL BIRD BATHS
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