Bird Seed Columbia SC

Local resource for bird seed in Columbia, SC. 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.

Wet Nose Oasis
(803) 749-2349
7320-F Broad River Rd.
Irmo, SC

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All Natural Cedar Dog House
(866) 596-4169
Blythewood, SC

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PetSmart
(803) 419-1342
10136 Two Notch Rd Ste 109C
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

La Petite Pet Care
(803) 754-7825
25 Bayview Drive
Columbia, SC
 
Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery
(803) 461-0236
625 Harden Street
Columbia, SC
Products
Gourmet in house bakery, dog and cat collars, dog and cat food, dog apparel, harnesess, beds, grooming products
Hours
Monday - Saturday 10-6

Ken-Nel Pet Food Distributors
(803) 319-1224
319 Cockspur Rd
Irmo, SC

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PetSmart
(803) 781-6339
246 Harbison Blvd
Columbia, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(803) 356-1917
5135U Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Mill Creek Pet Food Ctr
(803) 771-7387
2841 Millwood Ave
Columbia, SC

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Pupcakes Pet Boutique and Bakery
(803) 461-0236
625 Harden St
Columbia, SC
Hours
10-6 Mo-Sat.

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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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