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Earth Friendly Products Aviary Cage Cleaner

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Donna Castor

Good for the entire cage! Cleans and deodorizes and safe from harmful chemicals.

$5.99 at Amazon

 

 

 

Originally posted 2006-06-12 20:40:44.

Avian Treats

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Avian Treats

A pack of four treats – one each of Almond Tidbit, Peanut Butter Delight, Filbert Yummy and Pecan Cashew Goody. The best thing about these, apart from being made in a healthy food bakery, is that they’re made to normal taste standards and are fit for human consumption. You might need to pick up a spare pack to go with your afternoon tea and to avoid any fights with your feathered friend over who gets to nibble on the favorites!

Treats are available for $9.95 per pack at Eco-Pet.

Originally posted 2009-05-09 08:55:43.

Natural Avian Treats

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Dr. Harvey's Avian Treats
Dr. Harvey’s Avian Treats $10.99 at naturespaws.com
I have been worried lately that greatgreenpets has been neglectful of our feathered friends – so I’ve been scouring the web for earth friendly bird products. If any reader has any ideas about parakeet greenery – I am all ears!
In the mean time, perhaps a nibble on some bird treats from nature’s paws.com: “A delightful and healthful treat for larger birds. This delicious human consumption patty is made of a variety of nut butters with nuts mixed in. They are delicious and fun for your birds.”

Originally posted 2007-02-24 23:14:52.

Eco-Friendly Hummingbird Feeders

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Hummingbird Feeder

Hibiscus Flower Hummingbird Feeder $36.95 from organicstyle.com

Hummingbird Feeder from Recycled Glass

Bloom™ Recycled Glass Hummingbird Feeder (6 colors to choose from) $44.00 from arenaturals.com

Lots of people don’t have pets but love wildlife. One easy way they can appreciate our feathered friends is to put up a hummingbird feeder. Hummingbirds particularly like red and orange flowers so be sure to add some red to the mix. Also you’ll want to be sure to keep them very clean, so recycled glass is a great way to go. Here are a couple we found you might like. These sites had other types to choose from as well so browse around.

Originally posted 2008-07-06 02:18:08.

Catnip/Cat Grass Kits

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Purrfectplay

This organic kit comes in your choice of either catnip or multigrass which is barley, wheat, oat and rye. With this kit you can grow your own for your favorite little critter.

$6.95 at Pangea Vegan Products

Originally posted 2006-09-06 22:00:32.

Bird protection and wind energy

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

windTurb_Birds
Bird collisions with wind turbines not a serious problem

Many people are likely to believe, as I did until recently, that Wind energy is a great idea but too bad it is so terrible for the thousands or millions of birds who fly into the blades and get sliced up like a Cuisinart blender. One of those things you read somewhere and then never question. Apparently, except for a few situations most wind turbines are considered relatively safe for birds and bats. Far more birds die from your cat in the back yard, or from collisions with windows, cars, lighted communication towers, and pesticides to name a few.

Here are some good links for anyone wanting to get a more in depth discussion of this issue.
An article in Treehugger
A very comprehensive look at birds and wind energy from bird consultants to the wind power industry.
and advice from an expert, putting wind’s impact on birds in perspective.

Originally posted 2007-04-26 00:00:36.

Grass Ball for the birds and bunnys

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Grass Ball for BunnysGrass Ball, From The Busy Bunny. Edible toy treat for rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, chinchillas. Inside is a big ball of grass for nesting or playing or eating!
$6.00 at For Other Living Things

Originally posted 2005-12-15 02:34:47.

Recycled Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Every bird enthusiast will love this hummingbird feeder.  It is made of recycled glass and has 4 red flowers for multiple hummingbirds to feed at once.  The rubber center is easily removed for cleaning and re-filling.  Sturdy metal hooks will keep it securely fasted to your feeding pole, tree branch or bush without tipping.  Feeders will hold 16 ounces of fluid.

The recycled hummingbird feeder is available in green, aqua, red, violet, clear and blue from Are Naturals for $44.

Originally posted 2008-11-26 18:38:19.

Looking for a Way to Impress your Pet Sitter?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Pet Sitter Information Pads

This handy pad made from recycled paper is just the thing your sitter needs when you go away. Leave special instructions, emergency numbers, and all pertinent information in one place. Easy to read, fill in the blank format. Each pad is 6” x 9” and contains 50 instruction sheets. Partial proceeds donated to charity. See site for details. Sold for $3.50 per pad at Bark for Peace.

Originally posted 2008-06-03 00:21:05.

Organic Pet Wheatgrass

Friday, February 6th, 2015

wheatgrass for pets
Grow your own organic wheatgrass

My dog loves grass, she can’t seem to munch enough of it whenever we go to our nearby Boston park which doesn’t seem to use pesticides or herbicides. However, in a few weeks we are moving to San Diego and I suspect the little precious grass they have in this desert climate there will be much more likely to be treated with chemicals. So I have been looking into some healthy alternatives that won’t cost me a fortune and wanted to share my initial findings.

Cats, dogs and many other pets seem to instinctively want to eat grass. By eating grasses they obtain important vitamins and minerals as well as adding more fiber to their diet. So many pet stores are selling little trays of pet grass – but I suspect the tiny but expensive amount they offer are just for pampered gerbils, my dog would be asking for more in about 30 seconds. So, if I am going to start growing my own I am going to need a cheaper solution. Smaller dogs and cats probably won’t need as much but you might want to save money anyway as well as have greater control over the quality of the grass.

If you want to get a kit that includes all you need to grow your own then check out wheatgrasskits.com who offers a kit with 5lbs of certified organic wheatgrass seed, 5 trays for growing, 1 bag of soil, and instructions – all for 15.95

wheatgrass seed in bulk
If you have a green thumb and are willing to get your instructions, soil and potting trays on your own then can save money by going to wheatgrassman.com and buying a bag of certified wheatgrass seed – you can get 4lbs for just $6.95 or if you know your pet is going to love this stuff then spring for the 25 or 50lb bag and save even more money at $20.95 and $37.95 respectively.

Originally posted 2007-06-13 13:51:52.

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