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Which Food Is Best For Your Bird? Dietary habits of different birds

Do you love to feed your bird and see her nibbling on it? Of course yes, but have you any idea which food does your bird enjoys the most?

Well, there are about 1000 species of birds that live and breed across the world.  Their diversity is strikingly enticing and so are their eating habits. Since they live in different habitats and encounter different types of foods and predators, their food choices develop accordingly. For instance, some of them are herbivores and rely completely on fruits and seeds, whereas, some others are carnivores and prefer meat more than any other food. Thus, their preferences develop as per the availability of the type of food.

So, here is a brief classification of birds that will help bird owners to be mindful while feeding their pets as per their food preferences and keep them healthy and happy forever.

Grain Eating Bird

Grain Eating Birds

You keep grains or seeds in front of them and you don’t have to worry about them finishing their meal. The core diet of grain-eating or Granivorous birds includes energy-boosting proteins like– millets, safflower seeds, niger seeds, corns or corneal mush. Birds like cardinals, nuthatches, American tree sparrow, black-capped chickadee, and black-faced waxbill majorly come under this category. They have strong beaks that crush the grains and seeds easily. Moreover, you can also feed home-cooked food to grain-eating birds like finches.

Frugivores / Fruit Eating Birds

Frugivores / Fruit Eating Birds

Frugivores are brightly colored birds just like their brightly colored fruit preferences. Parrots, fig birds, orioles, cuckoos, bowerbirds and doves all come in this category and enjoy eating fruits. You can also feed grapes, oranges, bananas, apples, and peaches to attract them.

Insectivorous Birds/ Nectar Eating Bird

Nectivorous Birds/ Nectar Eating Birds

 

Insectivorous birds love to feed on flower nectars and thus have the habit of fluttering quickly while doing so. Nectar is a good source of energy and is best for small birds. Hummingbirds, honeycreepers, and sunbirds are a few of them that enjoy nectar and if you make a sugar solution and put it in the bird feeder bowl, you will also attract not just this lot but finches and woodpeckers as well.

Insectivorous Birds/ Insect Eating Birds

Insectivorous Birds/ Insect Eating Birds

Nuthatches, chickadees, catbirds, flycatchers, eastern bluebirds and kingfishers are some of the birds that like worms and feed on a variety of insect larvae. Their sharp beaks allow them to pick up their meals even from the crevices in the tree barks. Bugs and caterpillars are also the favorites of bluebirds, crows and blackbirds. On the other hand, swifts, warblers, and swallows love to make their meal out of flying insects.

Carnivorous Birds/ Meat Eating Birds

Carnivorous Birds/ Meat Eating Birds

Also called birds of prey, carnivorous birds are hunters and like to eat other birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. Kites, eagles, vultures, falcons, and hawks fall in this category and are known to attack their prey independently. Ospreys are specifically fish-eating birds and thus set a good example of birds that are choosy eaters.

So, if you own a bird and want to be sure that she is happy with what you feed her, you can certainly choose your options accordingly by identifying the category your bird belongs too. In fact, there are many alternative options available in the market that you can opt for. The only thing you must make sure is that you use high-quality food and take care of your bird’s well being because they are prone to many infections that can severely debilitate their health.

Gear Up For Exciting Summer Adventures with Your Dog

Exciting Summer Adventures with Your Dog

Summer Adventures with Your Dog: Summer is inarguably the best season for vacations. Waking up to glistening sun rays, basking in the warm weather and spending the day at the beach with a summer drink in hand is something everyone looks forward to. Summer wipes out the fogginess of winter (also your life) and brings a new ray of hope. Hence, there’s no better time than now to go on a summer adventure trip with your dog.

Dog-Friendly Beaches

Dog-Friendly Beaches

It’s not summer without beaches! Hence, taking your Fido to the beach can provide a lifetime of pleasant memories. Before planning your trip at a beach, check whether dogs are allowed there or not. In addition, ensure that you’ve packed all the essentials – water, sunscreen, leash and treats. You can carry Petscreen SPF23 sunscreen to protect your pooch from harmful sunrays. Moreover, it can be piping hot at the beach, so provide shade to your pooch and beware of hot sands. Trust us, your pooch will love sauntering on a beach and eat dogsicles – special summer popsicles for dogs.

It’s not summer without beaches! Hence, taking your Fido to the beach can provide a lifetime of pleasant memories. Before planning your trip at a beach, check whether dogs are allowed there or not. In addition, ensure that you’ve packed all the essentials – water, sunscreen, leash and treats. You can carry Petscreen SPF23 sunscreen to protect your pooch from harmful sunrays. Moreover, it can be piping hot at the beach, so provide shade to your pooch and beware of hot sands. Trust us, your pooch will love sauntering on a beach and eat dogsicles – special summer popsicles for dogs.

It’s not summer without beaches! Hence, taking your Fido to the beach can provide a lifetime of pleasant memories. Before planning your trip at a beach, check whether dogs are allowed there or not. In addition, ensure that you’ve packed all the essentials – water, sunscreen, leash and treats. You can carry Petscreen SPF23 sunscreen to protect your pooch from harmful sunrays. Moreover, it can be piping hot at the beach, so provide shade to your pooch and beware of hot sands. Trust us, your pooch will love sauntering on a beach and eat dogsicles – special summer popsicles for dogs.

Dog Parks

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We love meeting our friends from time to time, so why not make it possible for your furry pal too? Visiting dog parks will bring tremendous joy to your pooch as he’ll be able to play with other dogs and make some new friends. This can be a relaxing time for your dog and teach him to be social. Since summer is flea season as well, don’t forget to administer flea and tick treatments to your pooch. You can use Frontline Plus to protect your Fido from these annoying critters!

We love meeting our friends from time to time, so why not make it possible for your furry pal too? Visiting dog parks will bring tremendous joy to your pooch as he’ll be able to play with other dogs and make some new friends. This can be a relaxing time for your dog and teach him to be social. Since summer is flea season as well, don’t forget to administer flea and tick treatments to your pooch. You can use Frontline Plus to protect your Fido from these annoying critters!

We love meeting our friends from time to time, so why not make it possible for your furry pal too? Visiting dog parks will bring tremendous joy to your pooch as he’ll be able to play with other dogs and make some new friends. This can be a relaxing time for your dog and teach him to be social. Since summer is flea season as well, don’t forget to administer flea and tick treatments to your pooch. You can use Frontline Plus to protect your Fido from these annoying critters!

Canoeing

Canoeing

If your four-legged pal loves water, then let him tag along in the canoeing adventure. Your pup will love the clean, shallow water. Moreover, splashing water on each other never gets old. This is one sport that both you and your pooch will be able to enjoy. However, ensure you train him first and only take him if he listens to your instructions to stay in one place. You certainly don’t want your furry buddy to jump out and into the lake. If your dog is well-acquainted with swimming, canoeing will be like a walk in the park (or paddling in the lake, in this case). Therefore, ensure your buddy is trained properly beforehand.

If your four-legged pal loves water, then let him tag along in the canoeing adventure. Your pup will love the clean, shallow water. Moreover, splashing water on each other never gets old. This is one sport that both you and your pooch will be able to enjoy. However, ensure you train him first and only take him if he listens to your instructions to stay in one place. You certainly don’t want your furry buddy to jump out and into the lake. If your dog is well-acquainted with swimming, canoeing will be like a walk in the park (or paddling in the lake, in this case). Therefore, ensure your buddy is trained properly beforehand.

If your four-legged pal loves water, then let him tag along in the canoeing adventure. Your pup will love the clean, shallow water. Moreover, splashing water on each other never gets old. This is one sport that both you and your pooch will be able to enjoy. However, ensure you train him first and only take him if he listens to your instructions to stay in one place. You certainly don’t want your furry buddy to jump out and into the lake. If your dog is well-acquainted with swimming, canoeing will be like a walk in the park (or paddling in the lake, in this case). Therefore, ensure your buddy is trained properly beforehand.

Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

Going on a hike can provide calmness amid the hustle-bustle of hectic life. According to your dog’s stamina and willingness, you can decide the distance. Early morning trek can be very refreshing and a great start to your day. However, many trails have thorns so be careful when you take your dog with you. Carry antiseptic treatment like Wound Gard with you, just in case.

Going on a hike can provide calmness amid the hustle-bustle of hectic life. According to your dog’s stamina and willingness, you can decide the distance. Early morning trek can be very refreshing and a great start to your day. However, many trails have thorns so be careful when you take your dog with you. Carry antiseptic treatment like Wound Gard with you, just in case.

Going on a hike can provide calmness amid the hustle-bustle of hectic life. According to your dog’s stamina and willingness, you can decide the distance. Early morning trek can be very refreshing and a great start to your day. However, many trails have thorns so be careful when you take your dog with you. Carry antiseptic treatment like Wound Gard with you, just in case.

Visit Dog-Friendly Cafes

Visit Dog-Friendly Cafes

If you’re not keen on vacations, you can spend a lazy evening by taking your pooch to a dog-friendly café. Even better if the café/restaurant has an outdoor patio where your furry pal can enjoy his meal while watching other people.

If you’re not keen on vacations, you can spend a lazy evening by taking your pooch to a dog-friendly café. Even better if the café/restaurant has an outdoor patio where your furry pal can enjoy his meal while watching other people.

If you’re not keen on vacations, you can spend a lazy evening by taking your pooch to a dog-friendly café. Even better if the café/restaurant has an outdoor patio where your furry pal can enjoy his meal while watching other people.

Dog Parks

Road Trip

Hitting the road with your furry friend can be a great experience. Taking a different route, not knowing where it leads to, will evoke a thrill within you. In between the road trip, you can take small breaks, explore the places and make a day out of it. Remember, some dogs might get anxious in enclosed spaces like cars. Therefore, keep Adaptil Spray handy to calm your dog.

Hitting the road with your furry friend can be a great experience. Taking a different route, not knowing where it leads to, will evoke a thrill within you. In between the road trip, you can take small breaks, explore the places and make a day out of it. Remember, some dogs might get anxious in enclosed spaces like cars. Therefore, keep Adaptil Spray handy to calm your dog.

Hitting the road with your furry friend can be a great experience. Taking a different route, not knowing where it leads to, will evoke a thrill within you. In between the road trip, you can take small breaks, explore the places and make a day out of it. Remember, some dogs might get anxious in enclosed spaces like cars. Therefore, keep Adaptil Spray handy to calm your dog.

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These things(Summer Adventures with Your Dog) are not only fun to do, but also provide the much-needed exercise to both you and your dog. Moreover, your furry pal will also appreciate this exciting change from his daily schedule. Dogs are always full of energy, and these activities will provide them with the opportunity to go crazy and just live in the moment. Summer is the only season where you can indulge in such activities, so make the most of it and create pleasant memories with your furry pal.

Read more about: Pre Travel Checklist For Pet Owners During This Holiday Season

 

Website Revamped- Unleashing All New Features of BestVetCare!

BestVetCare is a leading American online pet store, supplying a varied range of pet products. We have always thrived to serve best services to our elite as well as new customers. All these years, we have been committed to catering hassle-free shopping experience, quality products, auto-order, free shipping, and excellent customer services.  However, with the evolving customer demands and ease shopping, it’s requisite to provide an up to date website. Adding newer features to the website gives a refreshing new interface to the customers.

It feels good to get the best when you felt that good was already the best. This clearly applies to our loyal customers for trusting us and appreciating our services. Hence, to make your shopping journey more interesting and easy we have rolled out new features to cater you with the best.

Therefore, we are announcing the newly launched features of our website(BestVetCare) with the aim to enhance our customers’ shopping experience. 

Enhanced Website Loading Speed

Just between the process of clicking the link and displaying the entire content from the web page on the browser, you can either lose or gain a customer. We value our customers and we understand the importance of their time. We know that our customers will immediately leave the site if our site will open at turtle speed. Therefore, we have incorporated website loading speed as a key factor that plays a vital role in website performance metrics. The modified loading speed of our website(BestVetCare) has been comparatively increased with the launch of new features.

Improved User Interface

We have come up with an improved user interface of our website as we believe that a good interface design intends to guide users through their journey on the site. We put ourselves in the shoes of customers to analyze the problems they face while shopping from our website. Therefore, we consider factors such as difficult navigation, a clumsy showcase of products and poor design to never be an impediment in the user interface of our website. So our improved user interface helps to search for products easily and makes check out a smooth process.

Refer A Friend

We have added just another reason in the bucket full of benefits to having friends. We have rolled out this Refer a Friend feature which can be beneficial to you and your friends. Refer a friend program on our website creates a bonanza offer for you and your friends where both can earn extra reward points. Refer a Friend Program allows you to refer your friend anywhere anytime online and you can refer as many friends as you want because there’s no limit of earning reward points. All you need to do is log in, refer a friend, fill the details and you both can earn when they shop from our site. 

Reward Points

Our Reward Points Program aims to help our customers earn more with their every purchase. You will earn reward points every time you place an order with us, and the same will be accumulated in your registered account. The reward points earned is equal to the purchase value and you can easily redeem those reward points on your future purchases from BestVetCare.

Add Favorite Products

We have introduced these add favorite products feature that allows you to like a product from your login account. When you add a particular product as your favorite, it automatically displays in your wishlist. Your favorite product is directly available there when you wish to shop for it. We always strive to make shopping easier for our customers.

 Shop By Brand

Shop By Brand is a feature that enables customers to easily search all the products under their favorite brand. Just when you click on the particular category to shop for, you’ll be able to have a quick overview by a drop-down list available on the right side. This feature avoids the dire task of searching for your favorite brand to shop for by making the purchase process easier. 

Mobile-Friendly Website Design

Mobile devices are playing a vital role to contribute one-third of the website traffic to the website. It is one of the major benefits of building a mobile-friendly website as the majority of customers use smartphones and tablets. Mobile-Friendly website design makes shopping easily navigable and convenient for customers. The constant use of mobile devices makes it effortless for our current and prospective customers to access our site. So, we have researched and worked more to modify our site into a significant mobile-friendly website.

Captivating Color Palette

Colors used on the website say it all. It was earlier when a very limited color palette was used which reflected a monotonous look of all the websites. Now, a vibrant and fresh color palette is adapted which often speaks for the product or service. Our website is crafted with mainly two colors-red and white. Red is the most powerful color for expressing moods and feelings and it’s also the most attention-grabbing color. Whereas the background of the website is accompanied by white color to give it a non-messy and subtle look. The blends of these eye-catching yet subtle colors create a captivating color web design and make our customers feel happy and shopping a joyful process.

We have attempted to revamp our site with the additional newer features. Our goal is to serve a functional, effective and user-friendly experience to our customers. These features incorporated in a website hold the potential to improve the site’s performance. It also helps to provide a seamless experience for our customers and visitors. We constantly thrive to leverage innovative features to cater smoother, newer, and better user experience with the changing pace of time. Well!
We constantly intend to serve our customers with the exquisite shopping experience for their pets with 100% satisfaction. So, there’s a lot more to come in the near future. Stay Tuned! BestVetCare