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Keeping your garden cool for birds

Keeping your garden cool for birds

As the temperature rises this summer it is important to keep a close eye on your garden birds to help keep them cool.

Target Feeds offers the following top tips to help you care for your garden birds:

  • The extreme heat can cause many natural water sources to dry up, so ensure there is a good, clean supply of water for drinking and make sure you keep it regularly topped up throughout the day.
  • Unlike humans birds lack the ability to sweat, so as well as needing fresh water to drink they also need it to bathe in. By taking a dip in the water and shaking their feathers this will help their body temperature to cool down.
  • If you don’t have a birdbath try using an old washing up bowel or upcycle some old dishes and flower pots to make place for birds to cool down.
  • With many natural supplies like worms become scarce in the hot weather it is a good idea to offer our birds some supplementary feed like Target Flourish or Target Build Up to help delivery key nutrients.
  • In the warm weather do keep a close eye on any feed you put out, especially any homemade feed like fat-balls, as these can soon turn rancid in summer months and hygiene is extremely important when it comes to feeding your garden birds.
About Target Feeds
Here at Target Feeds, we pride ourselves on carefully selecting and sourcing only the highest quality ingredients from approved suppliers & aim to maintain this continuity of supply year in, year out. Operating from a state of the art UFAS audited mill in Shropshire are quality control meets the highest UK & European Standards and we are approved under the UK Feed Hygiene & Veterinary Medicine Regulations. Raw materials & finished products are regularly laboratory-tested to ensure that every product continues to meet not only ours, but also your high standards.