Bird Seed Eugene OR

Local resource for bird seed in Eugene, OR. 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.

Our Happy Hounds Organic Biscuit Bakery
(not) wor-king
518 Sweetwater Lane
Eugene, OR

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Java'snose Organic Pet Beds
(503) 560-7031
97846 Oak Island Drive
Veneta, OR

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PETCO
(541) 485-7900
1169 Valley River Drive
Eugene, OR
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: 9:00am-8:00pm

Zany Zoo Pets
(541) 345-3430
3666 W 11th Ave
Eugene, OR
 
Send Rover Over
(541) 915-1221
1720 Evergreen Dr.
Eugene, OR
Products
Pet Groomer, Pet Grooming, Dog Washing, Cat Grooming, Dog Grooming
Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 3:00PM by appointment
Prices and/or Promotions
Payment accepted checks, cash

Not For Dogs Only
(541) 852-1812
3790 Emerald St
Eugene, OR

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PetSmart
(541) 683-3353
2847 Chad Dr
Eugene, OR
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(541) 683-3353
2847 CHAD DR
EUGENE, OR

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Bobcat Pets
(541) 689-0380
65 Division Ave
Eugene, OR
 
Zany Zoo Pets LLC
(541) 345-3430
3666 West 11th Ave Suite B
Eugene, OR
 
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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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