Bird Seed Billings MT

Local resource for bird seed in Billings, MT. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to bird seed, bird feeders, bird houses, and bird cages, as well as advice and content on feeding birds, suet, sunflower seeds, bird baths, and attracting birds.

PetSmart
(406) 656-2309
2510 King Ave West
Billings, MT
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(406) 656-2309
2510 KING AVENUE WEST
BILLINGS, MT

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Shaggy Dog Pet Grooming
(406) 256-3408
1414 Main St. Suite #D
Billings, MT
 
Grow Your Own Kitty and Cat Grass Kits
(503) 244-5941
470 Riverside Road
Kalispell, MT

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Big Sky Raw Four Paws
(406) 752-0064
35 South Mount Creek Drive
Kila, MT

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Family Pets
(406) 245-6082
1430 Central Ave
Billings, MT

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Exotic Pets
(406) 656-6282
2342 Grand Ave
Billings, MT
Products
reptiles, fish, puppies, kittens, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgeehogs, birds, etc!
Hours
M-F 8:30-6:00, Sat 9:30-5:00, Sun 12:00-4:00

West Paw Design
(800) 443-5567
32050 E. Frontage Rd.
Bozeman, MT

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Planet Natural
(406) 582-0920
1612 Gold Ave.
Bozeman, MT

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PetSmart
(406) 522-1515
2997 Max Ave
Bozeman, MT
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

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Feeders and Feeding: Keep Your Seed Fresh

Keep Your Seed Fresh With a 'First In First Out' Technique

by Dave McDermott

Tube-type feeders are favorites of backyard bird watchers, goldfinches, and pine siskins. Unfortunately, the seed that gets eaten out of a tube feeder comes from the top and the middle of the column of seed. Fresh seed gets added at the top of the tube. It's LIFO-Last In, First Out. The seed that was added most recently gets eaten first; the seed at the bottom of the feeder gets eaten very slowly, if at all, and quickly turns stale.

The solution to eliminating stale seed comes from a technique your local grocer practices to manage the store's inventory: First In, First Out, or FIFO. The principle is simple: Make sure the oldest inventory gets used first so that none of the inventory gets so old that it can't be sold. Or, in the case of birdseed, make sure the old seed gets eaten before it gets old, stale, and unfit to eat.

The FIFO technique is easy: Just add new seed to the bottom of the feeder. Since tube feeders open at the top, the easiest way to do this is to empty any seed remaining in the feeder into a bucket before adding new seed, then pour fresh seed into the bottom of the feeder and top it off with the older seed from the bucket. Now, as finches feed, they'll eat more of the older seed. And no seed sits at the bottom of the feeder long enough to become stale....

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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