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Questions and Answers for Pennington Premium 20 lb. Black Oil Sunflower Bird Seed Food

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Model #100542057

Store SKU #1005065076

  • 100% black oil sunflower seed attracts a wide variety of birds
  • Compatible with gazebo, hopper, platform and tube bird feeders
  • Attracts cardinals, woodpeckers, titmice, juncos and more

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Q:This sunflower packaging is the worst ever devised. The plastic zipper breaks off about four times in five. Ridiculous! I am about to return two more boxes that I cannot be bothered to hack open once again. Fed up with it.
by|Sep 3, 2022
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A:  We're sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with our product. Thanks for letting us know. Hearing about your experience is important to us. We hope you'll consider giving us a call at 1-800-285-7333 so we can learn more.

by|Oct 20, 2022
    Q:Roughly how long do the birds take to germinate and grow? The other brand I bought only grew plants and no birds. I?ve already bought their cage and water cups. Just really disappointed about the lack of birds in the last batch. Any growing tips?
    by|Jun 23, 2022
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    A:  Birds don't germinate and grow from bird seed. Sunflowers are the best you can hope to have germinate and grow from sunflower seeds.

    by|May 15, 2023
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      A:  Lol. Slick trolling, dude.

      by|Mar 26, 2023

        A:  Hello, we are not quiet sure we understand your questions. Please reach out to us at 1-800-285-7333 so we can assist you further. Thank you.

        by|Jun 23, 2022

          A:  I never could get any to germinate before the moles ate them!

          by|Jun 27, 2022
            Q:I've read that this type of seed is not liked by sparrows. Is that true?
            by|Feb 2, 2022
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            A:  They seem to enjoy the sunflower seeds just fine. They do seem to reject the very hard ones but the squirrels and other birds eat those.

            by|Feb 3, 2022

              A:  Sparrows come to our feeder filled with black oil sunflower seed, along with chickadees, tufted titmice, downey woodpeckers, mourning doves, purple finches and others.

              by|Feb 5, 2022

                A:  Mostly finches at our feeder, but there are a few sparrows. It may be that the sparrows here have more feeding options. My neighbor puts out a mixed seed blend.

                by|Feb 4, 2022

                  A:  Sparrows are greedy little dinosaur descendents and do not discriminate against sunflower seeds. I buy the seeds for Cardinals, but all birds share. The sparrows also don't pick out sunflower seeds from the seed mixes.

                  by|Feb 4, 2022

                    A:  Hello, sparrows are known to eat many varieties of seed including Sunflower Seed. Thank you.

                    by|Feb 4, 2022
                      Q:Why is the bag full of wood chips?
                      by|Jan 9, 2021
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                      A:  Mine is full of wood chips too. It?s disappointing that there is so much filler in this. It may be from sunflower stems and such but there is an awful lot of it.

                      by|Jul 24, 2022
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                        A:  Hi MolGirl, We certainly wouldn't expect this product to cause an experience like this, so we'd like to chat further with you about this. When you have a moment, please give our consumer care center a call at 1-800-285-7333. Thank you!

                        by|Jan 13, 2021

                          A:  If the bag is wood chips, it could be something like cedar mulch. Look at the bag closely. It should be full of seeds plus some small processing stem parts.. If you want cleaner, washed seeds, you need to pay more.

                          by|Jul 17, 2021

                          A:  These are stems and flower head material as they harvest. Yes it seems more is showing up lately.

                          by|Jul 24, 2022
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                          A:  Mine are not full of wood chips. There are some small pieces of stems and brush but many of the birds need some fluff in their diet anyway. For the price, I do not find the extra matter too copious.

                          by|Feb 10, 2022
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                          A:  Don’t know but not a big deal. Maybe they are there to absorb moisture?

                          by|May 4, 2021
                          Q:When in the world are you going to have this in stock it's been months?
                          by|Nov 2, 2020
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                          A:  it's back now.

                          by|Aug 14, 2021

                          A:  The has been times that it was not available. I hate that!

                          by|Oct 30, 2021

                            A:  It's in stock now. The 20 lb. bag. I usually get the 40 lb. and haven't seen that anywhere lately. It must be the end of the season's stock pile 'til this years grow comes in.

                            by|Jun 10, 2021

                            A:  Hi David, We do apologize for the inconvenience. It does show in stock for 10 and 11 lb. bags at the moment. Due to high demand and the pandemic, we are working to restock as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your business.

                            by|Nov 3, 2020

                              A:  Was in stock at my local Home Despot just a week or so ago (ie, early January 2021)

                              by|Jan 13, 2024
                                Q:Is there a handle on this bucket?
                                by|Aug 3, 2020
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                                A:  Yes

                                by|Apr 10, 2021

                                A:  yes

                                by|Apr 22, 2021

                                  A:  Yes, there is a handle.

                                  by|Aug 3, 2020

                                    A:  Yes...I could not lug it outside without a handle.

                                    by|Mar 18, 2021

                                      A:  Yes

                                      by|Mar 6, 2021
                                        Q:Do you have black oil sunflower seed without shells?
                                        by|Mar 31, 2020
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                                        A:  No

                                        by|May 12, 2020

                                          A:  I don’t think they do. All they have are the ones with shells.

                                          by|Apr 21, 2020

                                          A:  No they have shells

                                          by|Apr 8, 2020

                                            A:  Hi Sunshine, You may check out our Pennington Sunflower Chips for significantly less hulls but we do not have any shell-less black oil sunflower seeds. Thank you.

                                            by|Apr 3, 2020

                                              A:  No, there are no shell-less sunflower seeds available.

                                              by|Apr 1, 2020

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