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    Bird Feeding – Pet Bird Seed

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Birds love to have a varied diet of seeds. You should decide what type of birds you want to be feeding in order to get the best seeds for them. This article will tell you a little more about specific types of bird seed and which birds they attract. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Safflower Seeds 

    These seeds are extremely small and white. Safflower seeds are packed full of fat and protein. One good thing about these seeds is that squirrels tend not to take them because they are bitter. You will find that finches in particular love safflower seed. 


    Millet Seed 

    These small round grains are loved by little birds which forage on the ground. Sparrows, blackbirds, pigeons and doves all love millet seed. 


    Cracked Corn 

    Cracked corn is also brilliant for ground birds. You will find that other birds kick cracked corn out of the feeder and onto the floor for sparrows, jays, doves and blackbirds to enjoy. 


    Black Oil Sunflower Seeds 

    You will find that wild birds in particular will go for seeds with high oil contents. Black oil sunflower seeds provide oil in abundance and this gives birds the heat and energy they need to survive. Finches love black oil sunflower seeds in particular. 


    Which Seeds to Avoid 

    Pre-packaged mixtures of seeds are not always the best. You should avoid any that have buckwheat, rice, oats, flax rapeseed and milo included. You will find these products are cheap fillers, birds will not eat them and they will lie wasted on the ground. 

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