The Wild Bird Department at Petals & Paws

Petals and Paws has a huge selection of Wild Bird Seed! From all the basic straight ingredients to our custom blends you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for! * Best pricing on Black Oil Sunflower. *Custom blend: Exclusive Avon Gourmet, Avon Shell-less, and Finch. * Straight ingredients, Shelled Sunflower, Thistle, Safflower, Peanuts, White Millet.

In addition, Petals and Paws also has a huge selection of bird feeders, houses, and accessories. As always, if we don't have what you're looking for we would be happy to get it for you! Brands include: *Aspects * Droll Yankee *Woodlink * Erva

Any customer purchasing $100 or more of bird seed in one visit will receive a FREE bird feeder!
(While supplies last.)





Hours:

Monday- Saturday: 9am- 6pm
Sunday: 11am- 5pm

Contact Petals & Paws

At Petals And Paws, our attentive staff is available to answer all of your questions and ensure you are 100% satisfied.

Contact Info:

CALL: 860-693-8760
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Attracting Wild Birds and Wildlife

Attracting wild birds and wildlife is all about having the right food and providing the right environment for our beautiful wild friends. Many commercial seeds and seed blends contain inexpensive filler seeds or older seeds which are not only less nutritional, but less enticing to birds and wildlife. Milo, or red millet, is a perfect example. While white millet is an appropriate and tasty offering, most inexpensive blends replace the white millet with red millet, which is, in fact, just a filler that most bird species will cast aside to germinate and sprout in your lawn in the spring.

 


Monthly Birdwalks

About every four weeks we sponsor a Saturday morning Birdwalk in some local scenic area. Lead by seasoned birders, these walks might be along the Farmington River, or at some other local spot, depending on where the birds are. Never disappointing, these walks are topped off by a free ice cream or hot chocolate treat at the Canton Creamery, depending on the season. Birders normally meet at our Canton store at 7:30 AM. 
Our last bird walk was on December 9th at the Nepaug Reservior and the Farmington River.  Sightings include:
Canada Goose
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
European Starling
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Sorry you missed it?  Our next bird walk is on January 20 at 7:30.  Meet at the Canton location parking lot at 465 Albany Turnpike.  Don't worry, we will have plenty of hot chocolate and a special treat ready for you when you return!

Birds seen on the bird walk on January 20 were:

    Canada Goose
    Common Merganser
    Ring-billed Gull
    Mourning Dove
    Red-bellied Woodpecker
    Blue Jay
    American Crow
    Common Raven
    Black-capped Chickadee
    Tufted Titmouse
    Carolina Wren
    European Starling
    Song Sparrow
    Northern Cardinal
    House Finch
    House Sparrow

Following the bird walk hot chocolate and ice cream was served at the Canton Creamery.

The following birds were seen on the February 10 bird walk at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, CT:

 
Canada Goose
Mallard
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Purple Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Mourning Dove
Snowy Owl
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Northern Cardinal
Purple Finch
House Finch



BIRD WALK CALENDAR:
March 10, 2018: Meet at 7:30 AM in the Canton store parking lot.
April 14, 2018: Meet at 7:30 AM at Great Pond, Simsbury.
May 19, 2018:  Meet at 7:30 in the Canton store parking lot.
June 16, 2018:  Meet at 7:30 in the Canton store parking lot.

Products and Accessories

Some of our seed mixes include:

Seeds and suet: Black oil sunflower seed, Avon Gourmet and Avon Shelless mixes, Safflower, Peanut kernels, Sunflower kernels, and Woodpecker blend are among our most popular seeds. We also carry a wide variety of suet, seed blocks, and even the ever tasty dried mealworms for that special treat, as well as nectar for the hummingbirds. We always have the best price on Black Oil Sunflower seed, and because we sell so much, it is always fresh! Your birds will love it!

And for our other forest friends, we have deer feed and whole and cracked corn to attract and nurture the deer, bunnies, squirrels, turkeys, and ducks.

We also carry a full array of houses, feeders, and poles to make your back yard sanctuary fully functional and beautiful. From beginners to avid wildlife lovers who expect only the best, we stock a variety of products to meet your needs. From “try-me” styles to products from the best manufacturers in the market like Droll Yankee, Woodlink, and Aspects with lifetime guarantees, we have them all.