Bird Supplies: Drs. Foster & Smith Premium Avian Blends & Bird Seeds
Ensure that high fat seeds, like sunflower seeds, are not a staple of the parakeet's diet. Wild bird seeds will often have sunflower seeds or similar seeds that are too high in fat for a parakeet to eat regularly.
There are several new varieties of bird blends that have recently become available. Come in for a look at "the best bird seed in town!" (fillers and sticks not available with this bird seed).
Recent posts to birding listserves across North America have raised concerns about the potential harmful effects of feeding birds seeds and grains that may be contaminated with aflatoxin. In response to numerous requests, following are some comments on the issue from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.This is a bad word to use when talking about quality. Many of the bird feeds on the market that are super cheap are because the quality is terrible. Bulk seed prices that are half the price of other brands and stores is a clear sign that the quality is bad. Oils are extracted by pressing the seeds to squeeze out the oils. When pressed too much what’s left is a seed with little to no value for the birds. The cheapest bulk bird seeds are cheap because the birds won’t eat it. Do you see a lot of seed on the ground? Are the birds picking though the seed and spilling it out? These are signs that the quality is “cheap.”When we use the term “cheap” we are talking about our prices. In this case cheap is a good word and reflects the pricing of many bulk bird seeds out there. We can buy our bird seed in bulk packages and pass that savings on to our customers. In this case cheap is good. This economy is challenging and everyone wants to buy cheap seed because let’s face it, this is a luxury item. When tightening our budget we look at ways to cut expenses and this certainly is one for many bird lovers so cheap prices helps.There are many different types of birdseed, but which is best for your birds and feeders? Understanding the different options and which birds prefer them can help you choose just the right treats for your backyard buffet.8 Top BirdseedsThere are several types of seeds you can choose to fill your feeders, but knowing which birds will enjoy which seeds, as well as which feeders are best for different foods, can help you choose the best single seed or seed blend to feed your backyard birds.With so many different seeds to choose from, it is best to offer a variety of different seeds to backyard birds. In time, you will learn which seeds are preferred by your most frequent guests, and you can create custom blends of their favorites to fill all your feeders.So be careful buying cheap bird seed in bulk, you might be wasting more and hurting the birds and that’s a cost you don’t want to bare. Call or stop by and learn about the quality bulk bird seed we offer our customers. We are here to answer all your questions about the many different bird seeds out there.Attracting birds such as theGoldfinches, Purple Finches, Boreal Chickadees, Siskins, White-throated Sparrows and Redpolls. Niger ismore expensive than other birdseed because it is an import and requires specially made tube-shaped bird feeders, so theseed is not wasted, falling out through openings made for larger birdseeds.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus):