Bird Seed Salem OR

Local resource for bird seed in Salem, 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.

PETCO
(503) 391-1828
628 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, 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-9:00pm

PetSmart
(503) 362-5325
2925 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

K9HOLISTICS Holistic Pet Food Store and Natural Products
(541) 281-6829
5 Mile High
Salem, OR
Products
Premium Holistic Pet foods, natural products, enviormentaly friendly pet and home products, pet treats, supplements and more

Pet Etc
(503) 375-3573
1145 Edgewater St NW
Salem, OR

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

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PETCO
(503) 393-0698
6425 Keizer Station Boulevard NE
Keizer, 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

Advanced Aquarium
(503) 316-9974
120 17TH St NE
Salem, OR

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Sebastian's
(503) 391-5701
5247 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR

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RMB Pet & Feeder
(503) 910-9039
Po Box 402
Scottsmills, OR
Products
Mice and Rats
Hours
Email
Prices and/or Promotions
See website RMBpetfeeder.com

STAM grain-free dog treats
(503) 258-1208
PO Box 16565
Portland, 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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