Now that we’re all going “green,” it’s time to be eco-friendly with our pets, too. Here are some green, eco-friendly products for your bird, or birds. Whether they’re parrots, budgies, finches or outdoor birds, you can “green up” their world in some simple easy ways.
Eco Perches made of 100% recycled products. No trees were killed or chopped down to make these bird perches. Look for them in your favorite pet shop, or any perches with a 100% recycled notation on the package. The ones I found were $7 to $12 each, depending on the size. Find them at most pet shops, or online stores.
Bamboo swings. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the globe. Using bamboo to make your pet’s accessories is more environmentally friendly than plastic or wood from slow growing trees. I found bamboo swings, mobiles, perches, and live bamboo plants for larger bird cages. You can also make your own bird furnishings and accessories by buying bamboo stalks and fashioning them into your own designs. Bamboo stalks are inexpensive to buy.
Camicide This liquid is a botanical, eco-friendly pesticide, extracted and made from the chrysanthemum flower. It carries almost no smell, and keeps bugs away. Spray this all over your bird’s environment for a safe insect-free world for your pets. It is safe to birds and humans. Camicide kills flour moths, beetles and other insects that affect birds. A 1 Quart spray bottle is under $18.00 and will last a couple months.
Real Trees for your pet bird’s habitat or cage. Put a small potted tree in with your pet bird, or even a shrub. Most trees and shrubs are not poisonous to birds. Get one with a lot of defined branches for climbing and chewing on… and the bird with fertilize the potted tree all on his own.
Green Garden Habitat. This is the ideal project for the best bird-friendly and eco-friendly habitat. Create a completely natural habitat for your birds. Don’t use any plastic; use wire and recycled wood for the cage or enclosure. Build it large enough to include a garden of trees and plants, and a fountain with water that recycles itself. Even 4 feet x 3 feet x 6 feet tall, will be large enough to house these items and a few birds. Give them enough room in a natural setting. It’s good for both the birds and the Earth.
For wild birds, get an eco-friendly, all natural bird house and bird feeder for your backyard. These are made of all natural materials and covered in millet, corn, rye, popcorn and dried orange slices. Japanese garden stores sell these in the $30 to $50 price range.
Also install a solar powered bird bath and fountain in your yard. These can run up to $299, but are beautiful and recycle the water on just sun power. No underground wires or electric bill.
The designs in the link here are great: solar fountains.