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RE: rats & birdseed

Hum.... my birds are really messy types. Tend to spill and displace as much
as they can as soon as they can. (they are only allowed one 'fill' per day,
so they better get there early to get any).

So do you still find seed everywhere, or is it just due to the shells that
mine are making this mess?

And the first time I see a rat at the birdfeeder, we may never have a
birdfeeder here again!

> Add to the other advantages, if you use the shelled seed, you
> don't have the shells falling to the ground.  Sunflower seeds
> contain some substance that inhibits growth of other plants.
> I'm sure someone more knowledgable can tell us what it is.
> I don't know that rats don't like it -haven't had a problem with
> them - but I know squirrels love either kind.  We buy the
> shelled seeds by the 50-lb. bag at a feed store.  Not really
> too much more pricey than the other kind in smaller bags
> at the grocery store, and so much neater.
> Auralie

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