Learn the 'rules' for feeding seagulls
Everyone enjoys the birds at the beach, and many enjoy feeding the good ol' gulls of South Texas as they can put on quite a show. These scavengers will grab just about anything they can get their beaks around, so what you throw into the air for their next snack should be a healthy one!
Organic chips, low-salt nuts and cooked, un-spiced spaghetti are good food options for seagulls. Try to stay away from empty carbs like white bread and sugary cereals. Regular Cheerios also are a good source of vitamins for the birds, as are unshelled and unsalted sunflower seeds.
Even though it's fun to feed our flying friends, it should be done sparingly. Once you start feeding a couple of seagulls, they will call over all their friends and family and beg you for all the food you’ve got. Not to mention, the more you feed them, the more likely it is one of them will drop a “present” or two on you.
Think about where you are feeding the gulls before you start. Feeding them around hotels, condos or campsites is discouraged as they can quickly become annoying and dirty pests.
Seagulls are more than capable of finding their own food sources, but if you just can’t say no to a begging bird, be sure the snack you toss is as nutritious as it is delicious!
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