Wild Bird Peanuts are an ideal wild bird food source and will appeal to a wide range of wild birds throughout the year due to their high content of natural oils, protein, essential vitamins and minerals.
For garden and wild birds, peanuts should ideally be fed from a peanut feeder (with a mesh), but they can be fed from bird tables and the ground. However, during the breeding season peanuts should only be fed from a peanut feeder to reduce the risk of a choking hazard for hatchlings and young birds.
Although not a naturally occurring foodstuff for our native birds, most species will readily accept them when offered and they are ideal to help wild birds through harsh or demanding times. Peanuts are popular with tits, greenfinches, house sparrows, nuthatches, great spotted woodpeckers and siskins. These split peanuts will also attract robins and dunnocks as they are the right size, whole peanuts are too big for these smaller birds to enjoy.
Peanuts must be kept in a cool dry container away from direct sunlight to prevent being contaminated by a fungus which produces a poison known as aflatoxin.
Bird Peanuts 13kg
Oh and squirrels *love* peanuts too... which may, or may not be a good thing. There are many ways to squirrel-proof your bird feeder though making it more difficult for them to raid the entire feeder. But we like to give the squirrels their own squirrel feeder with their peanuts - keeping all the garden wildlife happy.
Bird peanuts 25kg need to be kept in a cool dry place, and if you've got a fancy storage bin, this bag will need approximately 40 litres.