Bird Seed Sarasota FL

Local resource for bird seed in Sarasota, 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.

Sit-and-Stay
(941) 924-9342
2612 Bismark Way
Sarasota, FL
 
Beg Pet Bakery
(941) 539-8129
P.O. Box 8254
Longboat Key, FL

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Sarasota Obedience Training Cl
(941) 377-5984
7505 County Road 675
Bradenton, FL
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to promoting responsible dog ownership and to improving the CAnine/human relationship. Our members volunteer their time to organize and run the classes. We are an AKC sanctioned club."

PetSmart
(941) 923-7899
4942 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

PetSmart
(941) 753-2201
4425 14th St West
Bradenton, FL
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

AlternaSCApes
(800) 445-2944
2231 Whitfield Park Ave
Sarasota, FL
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green and attractive every day of the year with our artificial grass. No more need to clean dirty dog paws off before your furry friends come back inside from play time or a bathroom break! No more yellow grass or bare spots! Instead
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our artificial grass provides a softer

Backyard Getaway
(941) 752-7663
2807 S. Duete Rd
Myakka City, FL
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installation & maintenance of Koi Ponds
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Dog ponds

PETCO
(941) 366-6784
3800 South Tamiami Trail Suite 20
Sarasota, 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

PETCO
(941) 351-2871
131 North Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, 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

Woof Gang Bakery - Sarasota
(941) 312-5233
1809 S Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 
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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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