About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fun-shaped Seed Cylinder: Rascal Raccoon at Wild Birds Unlimited

They arrived at the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited store on Tuesday and we've already had at least a dozen find new homes. This fun-shaped Rascal the Raccoon seed cylinder is the newest bird food creation. 

He is made from sunflower chips, peanuts, apples, cherries, and blueberries held together tightly with gelatin so the birds have to work to grab seeds. Instead of birds swooping in, grabbing a bite, scattering seeds and taking off, Seed Cylinders give you a few extra moments of enjoyment and no seed spray. And if that isn’t adorable enough he is also holding a tiny corn on the cob.

Simply slide the Rascal Seed Cylinder onto our WBU Seed Cylinder Feeders or WBU Dinner Bell™ feeder and enjoy the feathered visitors. They can help attract many of your favorite birds, including cardinals, chickadees, woodpeckers and goldfinches.

While only here for a limited time, you can replace the fun-shaped cylinder with our exclusively-formulated Cranberry, Supreme Fare and Safflower seed cylinders here year-round. The Cranberry and Supreme Fare cylinders have pecans as the first ingredient. After I put out one of these pecan rolls, I like sit back and watch the action. Why pecans? Pecans are a very high energy food and the birds appreciate a good meal during this stressful time.

If you don't have a baffled Wild Birds Unlimited Advanced Pole System and worry about the squirrels, you can choose to use the Safflower cylinder to keep squirrels and blackbirds away.

I can tell you that Seed Cylinder feeders are undemanding. They are easy to clean, easy to fill, leave very little mess and attract a wide variety of birds. The feeders are popular with beginners and for people like me who have been feeding birds for over 40 years. He also makes a great gift and it is a nice way to introduce someone to feeding birds.
 
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