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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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This is a Feeder Fresh day: Keeping birdseed dry

·         Feeder Fresh crystals prevent mold in your bird feeders
·         Bird-safe, clump-free solution
·         Chemically similar to sand - only super absorbent
I know I’ve said this before but with this humid, muggy, WET summer, Feeder Fresh can save your seed. It will also save you from having to clean moldy feeders. My favorite secret weapon to keep my seed flowing is Feeder Fresh which is available at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, MI. This is a desiccant that I stir into the seed to absorb the moisture that can make the seed clump.
What is Feeder Fresh?
Feeder Fresh is declared Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. Amorphous silicon dioxide (or silica) is non-toxic, inert, and chemically similar to sand.

Feeder Fresh has a porous structure containing billions of microscopic holes that readily absorb water and humidity. The material absorbs any moisture that gets in the feeder to keep the seed fresh and flowing.

Field testing shows that, birds instantly recognize Feeder Fresh granular particles are not seed. However, if ingested, the particles are handled by the bird's system in a similar manner as other grit that they normally would ingest.

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