Bird Seed El Paso TX

Local resource for bird seed in El Paso, TX. 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
(915) 594-1696
10501 Gateway West
El Paso, TX
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(915) 587-7898
655 Sunland Park Dr
El Paso, TX
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

PetSmart
(915) 594-1696
10501 GATEWAY WEST
EL PASO, TX

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Pet Paws Pet Groomin
(915) 751-3181
4715 Titanic Ave
El Paso, TX
 
Libbys Dog Grooming
(915) 821-3004
4525 Sun Valley Dr
El Paso, TX
 
PetSmart
(915) 856-8039
1836 Joe Battle Blvd
El Paso, TX
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-7:00

Connies Dog Grooming Shop
(915) 592-3751
1212 N Yarbrough Dr
El Paso, TX
 
Jolly Jims Pets
(915) 779-6228
6001 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX
 
Northeast Feed Pets & Supply
(915) 821-0044
10410 Dyer St
El Paso, TX
 
Livecargo Pets & Supplies
(915) 755-7387
9900 Dyer St.
El Paso, TX

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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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