Bird Seed

Check your bird seed quality carefully, as sometimes cheap seed is not always the best. Often if you buy a bag you will find plenty of crushed maize and sorghum – you can be sure they are cheap fillers to bulk volume and make it seem a greater quantity!

A little bit of crushed maize is sufficient to keep the weavers happy, but they do prefer millet and manna. And sorghum?? – “The Dove and Pigeon attractor”. Very few other birds touch the sorghum. We would like to feed the doves too, but not so much as to cause over-breeding. Instead the smaller seed eaters will sift the cheap fillers out, and throw them to the ground, where pigeons will be waiting. Even worse the pigeons may inundate your bird feeder, and spoil your bird feeding routine.


What should you not feed wild birds?

Bread (fresh or stale): provides no real nutritional value for birds; moldy bread can harm birds. Chocolate: toxic to birds, just as it is to dogs and cats (it contains theobromine); never offer birds any foods containing chocolate. Table scraps: some may not be safe or healthy for birds; most table scraps will attract mice or rats.

What is birds favorite food?

Favorite Foods: Black oil sunflower, striped sunflower, sunflower hearts & chips, millet, safflower, cracked corn, peanuts, milo, mealworms, fruit, and suet.

What time of day do birds feed?

Birds have to eat in the morning and evening, in contrast to mammals, who can store fat reserves to be utilized during extreme conditions, the birds have to eat enough every day to make it through a night of cold.

Do birds eat banana peels?

Birds, in theory, can eat bananas peels but bananas peels contain cellulose, cellulose can not be digested by birds. Also, banana peels can be dangerous to birds because the peels will likely be coated with a layer of pesticides. Pesticides are toxic to birds, they can cause reproductive issues and even death.

What food kills birds?

Avocado, Caffeine, Chocolate, Salt, Fat, Fruit pits and apple seeds, Onions and garlic, Xylitol.



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