Bird Seed Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for bird seed in Cedar Rapids, IA. 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
(319) 447-2509
4810 First Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Frontier Garden Center
(319) 393-8546
1941 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Pet's Playhouse
(319) 396-0635
151 Jacolyn Dr NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Cute N Cuddlie Critters
(319) 721-2529
2005 West Post Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
PetSmart
(319) 447-2509
4810 FIRST AVENUE NE
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

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PETCO
(319) 377-4376
1450 Twixt Town Road
Marion, IA
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm

Hilltop Kennels
(319) 363-1054
1403 Wilson Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
All Pets Veterinary Clinic
(319) 396-7759
400 Edgewood Rd NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Petersen Pet Hospital
(319) 743-0554
420 Colton Circle NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
The Dog House
(319) 366-8023
125 33rd St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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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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