How to Attract Birds to your Backyard with Kaytee

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There are many great reasons to put a bird feeder in your yard. Bird feeding helps people relax, allowing people to feel a greater sense of connection with the natural environment. The positive feeling that you get from providing nutritious food to the birds in your area is gratifying. But do you know what bird food is the best to attract birds? 


For over 150 years, Kaytee has worked to provide the absolute best nutrition, treats, bedding, toys, habitats, and accessories for small animals, pet birds, wild birds, and chickens. With Kaytee's expertise and new processing technologies, every product is designed with quality, ensuring each pet's health, security, and comfort and providing pet parents with peace of mind. 


In this blog, you will find out what Kaytee products you can use to attract different types of birds, no matter what species you would like to attract.  



How to Attract Birds to your Backyard with Kaytee


Find the Right Food  

Birds love to feast on their favorite foods, which is essential in attracting birds to your backyard.  


First, you need to know what kinds of birds live in your area. Have you seen any birds hanging around your house or your neighborhood? What do they look like? If you are not sure how to identify them, you can ask other bird enthusiasts or search for a list of the most common birds in your state.  


For example, if you know that hummingbirds live in your area, you can try this excellent nectar explicitly designed for them: Kaytee Hummingbird ElectroNectar. Most hummingbird nectar products can attract hummingbirds, but Kaytee's ElectroNectar goes further. It includes ingredients that help hydrate the birds, provide vital nutrients, and entice them into your yard. You will also need to select an attractive hummingbird feeder; hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors, especially red, so choose a red hummingbird feeder to succeed. 



Kaytee Hummingbird ElectroNectar


If you would like to attract a wide variety of bird species to your bird feeder, you may opt for a mix of seeds and grains. This bag of Kaytee bird food is perfect for attracting many types of songbirds to your yard. The Nut & Fruit Blend includes nutritious ingredients that birds love, such as sunflower chips, raisins, safflower seed, peanuts, and dried cherries. The primary ingredient is black oil sunflower.  


Common birds you may see dining on the Nut & Fruit blend include grosbeaks, cardinals, juncos, woodpeckers, and nuthatches. This nutritious blend is perfect for people who are just getting started with bird feeding. Just leave the food in your feeder and see who shows up. You may even encounter new wild bird species you didn't know lived in your area!  



Kaytee Nut & Fruit blend



Another popular type of bird food is mealworms. Worms provide high protein and energy levels, and the birds in your yard are sure to appreciate them. Kaytee's bag of dried mealworms can be used by itself in a bird feeder or combination with a mix of seeds. Mealworms are excellent for attracting wrens, chickadees, bluebirds, cardinals, robins, or woodpeckers.  






Black oil sunflower seed is the most familiar and most popular type of birdseed. This variety gets its name because it has a higher oil content; the black oil sunflower seed is high in protein, fiber, calcium, vitamin b-complex, vitamin e, potassium, and iron. With Kaytee black oil sunflower seed, you can attract Northern Cardinals, Common grackles, Tufted titmice, Gray catbirds, Mourning doves, Evening grosbeaks, Boat-tailed, House finches, Pine siskins, Black-billed, chickadees, nuthatches, and blue jay species.  


Kaytee also offers hulled sunflower seed, also called sunflower kernels or sunflower chips; these are sunflower seeds that have had the shells removed. Birds cannot eat the shells, so offering hulled sunflower seeds makes them easier to feed. 


If you are looking for nutritious food with a high-fat level for energy and protein for good health, the Kaytee Peanuts Cake for Wild Birds is an excellent choice. In addition, Kaytee peanuts cakes helps attract woodpeckers, nuthatches, blue jays, towhee cardinals, indigo buntings, and more. 


It is essential to provide a variety of food in your feeder to attract different types of birds with other preferences. Also, keep in mind that not all bird species will eat directly from the feeder. Some species, such as sparrows and towhees, prefer to eat from the ground. You can provide for these birds by spreading some of your feed on the ground around the feeder.  



Kaytee bird food & seeds



Find the Right Feeder  

There are many types of bird feeders, and your choice should depend on the birds you hope to attract. A tray, also called a platform feeder, allows you to attract various seed-eating birds. However, you may have to watch out for chipmunks and squirrels getting into your feed due to its open structure. You will also want to make sure that the tray has holes for drainage, and it is crucial to clean the tray regularly.  


Window feeders can be attached to a window of your house; this is an excellent option for people who would like to get a close-up view of the birds. These feeders are typically easy to clean, and they should be cleaned daily to ensure that the food does not spoil and the birds can enjoy a healthy environment.  


Window feeders


Tube feeders feature perches that attract specific types of birds depending on the size and shape of the perches. Tube feeders can be quite squirrel-resistant compared to other designs. However, due to the nature of the tube structure, seeds can accumulate at the bottom of the tube and collect bacteria and mold if left alone. As with all feeders, it is important to clean regularly and check for any spoiled food.  


If finches are near your area, the Kaytee Finch Sock Feeder is the right choice. This feeder was made just for them, and it features the soft mesh sock that they prefer over tube feeders. The unique design provides multiple perching options and allows several birds to eat simultaneously


Kaytee Finch Sock Feeder


Create a Welcoming Environment  

Another thing to consider is shelter. Birds love to feel safe and like to have cover, so it is good to place your bird feeder near bushes or trees to make your birds feel at home.  


Ultimately, investing in the quality of your bird feed, feeder, and feeding environment will go a long way in attracting wild birds to your yard. The food you provide brightens your day, helps supplement the birds' natural diet, and may even help them obtain the vital energy they need for seasonal migration.  



Create a Welcoming Environment for your birds



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Visit Max's Kaytee store and browse our wide selection of bird food and seeds to maximize your bird feeding shopping. We have everything you need to provide a nutritious gift to the birds in your area. Enjoy the birdwatching!



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