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Peanuts

Peanuts

Aside from sunflower seeds and hearts, peanuts are one of the most popular foods that birders put out to attract birds to their garden. While these are a great source of energy, here are some hints and tips you need to know.

Why are peanuts so popular for feeding birds? As I said above, these nuts are powerhouses of energy and great, nutrient-rich food for birds of all sizes. Most birds big and small are quite happy to eat them, so it’s a sure-fire way of attracting birds in bulk, often in a variety of species.

If you’re planning on feeding your garden guests, you can put them out all year round, but you can be a massive help to your local bird population if you put they out regularly during the winter. Wild animals (such as the birds you hope to attract) use up a lot of their energy during the winter months just trying to keep warm. As a high protein and energy source peanuts are especially nutritious and a great food for birds big (and especially small) to eat, as it supplies them with a much needed source and boost of energy that they can use to regulate their body temperature.

Always use a mesh feeder to feed peanuts so that the birds have to nibble at them instead of having the risk of choking on whole ones.

All our peanuts have been tested for aflatoxin which is dangerous to birds. Like any food, peanuts are liable to go off so don't buy too many and store in a cold dry place. Nuts are liable to becoming toxic if exposed to mildew and moisture, so remember to clean feeders regularly and remove any debris that has been left every couple of days.

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