Founded in 1981 “by pet lovers, for pet lovers” the story of Sunseed is the result of 36 years of innovation, quality, and a deep love for animal companions.

With a dedication to improving the health and well-being of small animal and pet birds, Sunseed has been a leader and in embracing nutritional science, zoology, and technologies in formulation and production processes to create better product for pets. 

Sunseed was the first brand in the pet food industry do use nitrogen gas flushing to preserve (extend product shelf life) and to reduce the risk of insect infestation in pet food and treats, and an early pioneer in introducing retailers to cleaner methods of storing pet food with self-serve bulk food containers in the US.

With the expertise of Sunseed’s own team of research scientists and veterinarians, we introduced innovative products that helped set new standards of quality, like our Vita Prima diets, which capitalizes on the ancient grain advantage — a natural line of food free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, among others. Thanks to these high-quality, advanced formulations as well as the hard work and passion of each member of the Sunseed team throughout our history which makes Sunseed brand a highly trusted name among pet owners since inception and remains so today.

Sunseed continues to operate in a facility in Weston, OH (near Bowling Green), located right in the heart of farmland — where of the raw materials used to make our products come straight from local fields to make the highest quality and freshest food and treats possible for your companion.


Founded in 1935 by brothers Ty and Leroy Zeigler, Zeigler originated as a local producer of poultry and livestock feeds. In 1967, Dr. Thomas Zeigler (son of Leroy) assumed leadership as President and changed the strategic direction from commodity feeds to put emphasis on research development of specialty animal and aquatic diets. 

As a leading producer of feeds for aquaculture, Zeigler brings an extensive experience in formulating and manufacturing aquatic diets which have been scientifically formulated and tested in commercial production facilities which provide options for a variety of colors, sizes, forms, and densities of products. 

Zeigler’s Bird Diets are nutritionally complete and contain all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals required for proper body conditioning and feathering. Stabilized Vitamin C and chelated minerals are added to enhance tissue development and repair.

Zeigler’s Monster Diet Reptile Food formulations are designed to promote superior performance and growth by providing an optimum balance of high-quality protein and fiber, as well as providing the ideal calcium/phosphorous ratio to help prevent metabolic bone disease. 

Today, the company continues to develop new and innovative technologies for specialty markets, utilizing core competencies in R&D, nutritional formulation, and process engineering, Zeigler currently manufacture over 300 products and exports to over 50 countries around the world.