Bird Seed Taylorsville NC

Local resource for bird seed in Taylorsville, 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.

Carmen's Greenhouse
(704) 876-1168
216 Johnson Farm Road
Hiddenite, NC
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Annuals

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Hickory Home & Garden Ctr
(828) 327-2877
336 US Hwy 321 NW
Hickory, NC
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Lebanon Fertilizer and Grass Seed

Farm & Garden Svc
(704) 872-6292
202 Light St
Statesville, NC

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West Iredell Lawn & Garden Ctr
(704) 873-5112
121 Mount Hermon Rd
Statesville, NC

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Res Viridis
(919) 399-6348
Calais Dr.
Durham, NC

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Farm House Gardeners, Inc.
(704) 873-2057
2142 Salisbury Road
Statesville, NC
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Sweetpeas Greens & Things
(828) 495-8199
9611 Nc Highway 127
Hickory, NC

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Burch Company
(336) 667-9196
1611 Industrial Dr
Wilkesboro, NC

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Wilkie Greenhouse
(828) 453-0480
1533 New House Rd
Ellenboro, NC

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Garden Greenhouses
(704) 636-7208
4070 Woodleaf Rd
Salisbury, NC
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Annuals, Conifers / Evergreens, Display Structures, Fall Decorations, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Herbs, Mulch, Nurseries - Wholesale, Pedestals / Plant Stands, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetables

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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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