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8 Bird Accessories to Get Customers Atwitter

Give bird accessories the room they need and be grateful you don’t have to stock toys for the likes of Squawkzilla.

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BIRDS USED TO BE huge — 3 feet tall is the new record with Heracles Inexpectatus, discovered earlier this year by New Zealand scientists. It’s always a struggle to fit bird products in among miles of dog foods and aisle of cat litter, but since we live in a time when birds are tamed and much tinier, give bird accessories the room they need and be grateful you don’t have to stock toys for the likes of Squawkzilla.

Avian Haven Hut for Pet Birds

Crazy K Farm

KEY FEATURES: A soft hut with homey touches and no fabric floor to catch feet or toes on. Hang it over a bird’s existing perch to create an instant safe space.

SALES TIP: Give birds of all sizes their own escape to rest, nap, sleep and snuggle.

avianhavenhut.com, (800) 980-4165

$19.99

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Happy Beaks

Coco Monkey Coconut

A&E Cage Co.

KEY FEATURES: A friendly face of sustainable elements with a mouth full of chewable cuttlebone and wood blocks.

SALES TIP: Miles of smiles: Hang these heads around so customers are subtly surrounded by happy faces.

aecageco.com, (800) 631-7387

$19.99

Coffeawood Tree

Prevue Pet Products

KEY FEATURES: Sustainably harvested from the coffea wood/Java tree, these play stands are excellent for foot exercise and are a unique habitat for play and rest.

SALES TIP: The ultimate playground for birds, each coffea wood tree is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

prevuepet.com, (312) 243-3624

$459.99

Bird Hemp

HempWell

KEY FEATURES: Hemp offers omega 3 and omega 6 acids to help support the immune system, curb destructive behavior and promote relaxation.

SALES TIP: A handy cure-all: Keep it around for feather plucking, temperament, dry skin and seasonal allergies.

allpetsupplyusa.com,(866) 702-5992

$19.99

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Birdie Nest Box

Ware Pet Product

KEY FEATURES: Birds can easily perch, and owners can access them with an easy-access door. Quality construction with a natural wood finish.

SALES TIP: Switch it up for the cage: The nest box comes in both regular and reverse orientation, for Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Parakeets and Finches.

warepet.com, (602) 257-8803

$26

Hummer Ring

Songbird Essentials

KEY FEATURES: A tiny feeder that fits on your finger, this study plastic ring with a reservoir for sugar water draws hummingbirds in for an up-close experience.

SALES TIP: A fun add-on for kids who love animals.

goldcrestdistributing.com, (800) 269-4450

$12.99

Bug N’ Berries Block

Wild D’Lites

KEY FEATURES: A unique three-bug blend to draw in wild birds, packed in a solid block for easy feeding.

SALES TIP: Blind taste test: Birds can’t taste flavors, so stock blends you think your customers would like instead.

wilddelight.com, (800) 543-3308

$19.98

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Scratch Block

Henny Penny

KEY FEATURES: A 15-pound supplement packed with whole grains, grit and oyster shells.

SALES TIP: Calcium boost: Give egg layers a leg up with this mineral-packed blend.

seedfactory.com, (209) 634-8522

$7.49

Michelle Lange writes about hamster food, bath scrubbers and bird toys — all the new pet products coming to market.

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