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Litter Lessons Learned

Benefits abound for using litters and cage liners with pet birds. Marketing these products to bird owners hungry for solutions to everyday problems leads to both a more satisfying, lower-maintenance hobby and better health for the birds your customers love. Cleanliness, health and well being form the basis of three major sales pitches guaranteed to appeal to consumers looking to get the most out of their love of birds.

Sanitation
Birds are notoriously messy creatures. As they forage through their food bowls, just as they would in the wild, picking out the choicest morsels, food is often spilled everywhere. As birds fling food far and wide, shells, husks, seeds and pellets collect inside the cage and out. The byproduct of eating, feces and urine, also rain down on cage bars and trays beneath birds. Dried on, hard to clean waste creates maintenance headaches and unwanted odors. 

Ø Litter and tray liners provide something for everyday bird waste to stick to, preventing it from spilling out into the home.

Ø They protect cage bars from becoming soiled with hard to clean feces and soak up urine that would otherwise create odor problems.

Ø Its easy and quick removal provides frequent, fast opportunities to tidy up the cage for maximum health and well being.

Health Screenings
Since most birds can’t tell their owners when they’re not feeling well, regular health screenings are essential components to their ownership. Litters and cage liners make this part of the hobby easy.

Ø White cage liners and fine textured litters make excellent backdrops for feces and urine examination, which provide the simplest indication of potential health problems.

Worrisome droppings can easily be collected and transported to the veterinarian’s office for further, professional analysis, which could save a pet birds life by identifying harmful parasites and medical conditions in their earliest stages.

Second Nature
Many birds forage among the bottom of their cages. Australian species of psitacines, who are naturally driven to look for food on the ground exhibit particularly spirited scratching and flinging behaviors.

Ø Providing a safe environment for a pet to perform these natural behaviors makes for a happier, well-adjusted animal.

Ø “Bird-safe litters” and non-toxic cage liners provide the safety and assurance that a pet will be OK if they accidentally ingest small amounts of the material. <HOME>


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