Bird Seed Rockford MI

Local resource for bird seed in Rockford, MI. 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.

V & V Nursery
(616) 696-2293
13101 Northland Drive
Cedar Springs, MI
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Knapp Valley Landscaping
(616) 363-8086
4100 Knapp St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
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Koetsier's Greenhouse
(616) 949-7299
1601 Spaulding Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Pick Your Own Farms, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables, Wildflower Seed

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Creekside Garden Center
(616) 785-1177
4015 Fruit Ridge Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI
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Horizen Hydroponics
(616) 791-1664
1622 Leonard St. NW.
Grand Rapids, MI

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Fruit Basket Flowerland
(616) 784-0542
3801 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI
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James Holstege Farms
(616) 464-1211
1459 Spaulding Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI

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Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
(616) 451-8214
265 Lakeside Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Greens, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Ferns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pes…

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Millcreek Flowers
(616) 453-4016
2189 Walker Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI

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Glass Corner
(616) 784-0583
3525 Bristol Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI

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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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