Bird Seed Bessemer City NC

Local resource for bird seed in Bessemer City, NC. Includes detailed information on local resources that give access to straight birdseed, mixed birdseed, parrot food, macaw food, black sunflower seeds, wild birdseed, and safflowerseed, as well as advice and content on bird food.

Fords Seed & Plant
(704) 866-7058
231 E. Main St.
Gastonia, NC
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Living Colours Garden Center
(704) 472-6730
1812 E. Ozark Ave
Gastonia, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Rubber Mulch, Shrubs, Trees

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Rock Ridge Greenhouses
(704) 263-1096
927 Alexis Lucia Road
Alexis, NC
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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Mull's Greenhouses, Inc.
(704) 482-5934
512 Foxboro St
Shelby, NC

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Stacy's Garden Center
(803) 684-2331
2009 Filbert Highway
York, SC
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Feeders, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Flowers, Foliage &…

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Creekside Nursery, Inc.
(704) 689-1445
181 Pine Hollow Dr
Dallas, NC

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New Hope Greenhouses
(704) 824-1799
2703 Beaty Road
Gastonia, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscaping Services, Plants, Shrubs

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Shagreen Nursery & Arboretum
(704) 482-2224
136 Arboretum Way
Shelby, NC
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arboretums / Botanical Gardens, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builde…

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Southern Gem Nursery
(704) 482-6821
129 Magel Rd
Shelby, NC

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Stacy's Garden World
(704) 482-4407
1326 N. Post Road, Highway 180
Shelby, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Bird Seeds | Healthy bird seed formulations for wild birds

Healthy bird seed formulations for wild birds

Quality bird seeds deliver all the nutrients required by both wild and domesticated birds to enjoy health and vitality. However, different bird species have different nutritional needs, and some birds will eat certain foods while others won't touch them.

If you're buying pet bird seed, your best bet is to talk to your vet or a domesticated-bird professional to find out what type of food is optimal. However, you'll need to do a little of your own research if you're planning to use wild bird seeds to attract untamed feathered visitors to your yard.

Food in the Wild vs. Formulated Bird Seeds

It's important to understand that virtually every species of wild bird has preferred foods, as well as foods they'll readily eat when preferred foods are not available. By understanding this, you'll be able to appeal to their natural tastes and provide them with a meal they'll keep coming back for.

Sometimes, these needs are easy to provide for. Cardinals, for example, prefer to eat sunflower seeds, so you can attract them to your yard simply by stocking your bird feeders with these readily available treats. Similarly, hummingbirds prefer nectars and small insects, so providing some protein, sugar water and sweetened seeds will coax them to visit you.

However, you'll need to get creative to attract certain birds. For instance, owls are predators, feeding on small mammals, snakes and birds. Since it's unlikely that you'll be able to offer them these to eat, you're best off attracting owls by offering them a source of clean, fresh water.

Easy Bird Seed Recipes You Can Make Yourself

If you don't want to stock your bird seed houses with generic wholesale bird seed, you can create tasty and nutritious homemade snacks for wild birds using common household ingredients.

To make filler for your bird feeder, take 1 cup each of cooking oil, peanut butter, shortening and cracked corn, and mix in enough wild bird seeds to crea...

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