Bird Seed Rutland VT

Local resource for bird seed in Rutland, VT. 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.

Pratico's Landscaping
(802) 775-4382
230 North Main Street
Rutland, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Agway
(802) 773-2422
70 Park St
Rutland, VT

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Sunset Hill Garden And Nursery
(802) 462-2497
2771 - Rt 74 West Cornwall
Middlebury, VT
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Annuals

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Swanson Farm & Nursery
(802) 849-2525
1054 Main St.
Fairfax, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Claussen's Florist & Greenhouse
(802) 878-2361
187 Main St
Colchester, VT

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P J Bushey Landscaping
(802) 259-2542
273 Rt 103
East Wallingford, VT
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Plants

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Allen Brothers
(802) 722-3395
6023 U.s. Route 5
Westminster, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rt 66 Garden Center & Farm Stand
(802) 728-6222
131 Route 66
Randolph, VT
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Annuals

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Smallwood Nurseries
(802) 476-3254
677 VT Route 14
Williamstown, VT
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Annuals, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Mettowee Mill Nursery and Garden Shop
(802) 325-3007
4977 Route 30
Dorset, VT
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fencing / Gates, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures…

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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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