Bird Seed Gainesville FL

Local resource for bird seed in Gainesville, FL. 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.

Earth Pets Organic Feed & Garden
(352) 377-1100
404 N.W. 10th Avenue
Gainesville, FL

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PetSmart
(352) 380-0112
3736 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Earth Pets Natural Pet Market
(352) 331-5123
500 NW 60th St
Gainesville, FL

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The Flying Fish
(386) 454-7225
228 Northeast 1st Avenue
High Springs, FL

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Massage 4 Paws
(813) 425-5532
189 Pinewood Lane
Lake Alfred, FL
Products
tons of play time
Hours
incl. swimming and playing ball on 1acre fenced-in property

PETCO
(352) 331-2504
6869 West Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
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

Earth Pets Organic
(352) 377-1100
404 NW 10th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
Products
All Natural Pet Food/Supplies. Gifts for people & Pets. Organic Livestock Feed. And More!
Hours
Open 7 days a week

Ocean Exotics
(352) 381-3557
6623 Sw Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL

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C.A.R.E.S. Community Animal
(352) 279-4953
5232 Distant Breeze Road
Brooksville, FL
 
Consuelo Okdie Art
(352) 592-7737
6195 NoDoc Rd.
Spring Hill, FL
Products
colorful & definitely one of a kind
Hours
this is the place for you! Custom artwork of your 'fur children' including portraits
Prices and/or Promotions
you CAn be sure you are the only one who has a piece of this highly sought after & collectible work."

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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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