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Heatherlea | Wild Bird Feeding | High Quality Peanuts

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Heatherlea
(Code: PEA4)
9.49
4000g
Bootstrap Example


Description


Peanuts are a favourite amongst wild birds in UK and Irish gardens, providing a rich source of oil, fat, protein and other essential nutrients for a wide variety of species who frequent our outdoor spaces.

These healthy nuts are particularly enjoyed by Robins, Dunnocks, Wrens, Nuthatches and Coal Tits, with their high calorific contents that are easily converted to energy.

All peanuts are not created equally, in fact some peanuts are infected with a fungus known as aflatoxin. This fungus has known carcinogenic traits in humans and can cause toxicity leading to death in wild birds. As there are no known 'safe' levels of aflatoxin for wild birds, we only sell Grade A, certified aflatoxin free peanuts. Our premium peanuts are always fresh, and we ensure that they are of the highest quality when they reach the end customer by avoiding storing the peanuts in our warehouse for a long time where they could become stale.


Packed into each Peanut are many of the essential nutrients, proteins, oils, minerals and vitamins, including Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous and Potassium, making them an ideal source of energy for a variety of birds, so don't let aflatoxin scare you from feeding peanuts. Simply ensure that you buy certified aflatoxin free peanuts from a trusted supplier.

Peanuts should never be fed loose, on a bird table or scattered on the ground, and should always be placed inside a Wire Mesh Peanut Feeder. Ensuring that the birds always get the peanuts from a feeder will prevent large pieces or whole nuts being taken and fed to fledglings, which could present a serious choke risk. Peanuts are also a favourite treat of squirrels. While some people enjoy watching the squirrels forage among the food they provide for the birds, others prefer to divert the squirrels from their bird feeding stations as they will often hoard any food available. This is easily achieved with a suitable Squirrel Proof Peanut Feeder.

To encourage visiting birds to use feeders in your garden, position around 2m away from the closest area of safe cover. This will make sure that your feeder is visible to passing birds, while still offering a feeling of security to birds as they eat, as a safe area to hide is close-by.

 


Our top tips for encouraging more birds to visit your garden:

  • Consider providing clean, fresh drinking water alongside feeders. You can use a bird bath or a hanging Wild Bird Water Drinker to dispense the water. Providing a source of safe water not only encourages birds to spend more time in your garden, but also helps your local birds to survive, particularly through the Summer and Winter months, when other sources of water can dry up or freeze over and become inaccessible.
  • If birds are visiting your feeders, consider continuing to provide food throughout the year. If local birds recognise your garden as a reliable source of food, they will be more likely to be make a habit of visiting you. Additionally, feeding throughout the year will aid your local wild bird population in the event of temporary food shortages, which can occur in any season.
  • If you are new to feeding birds, please note that it may take some time before birds start to use your feeder.
  • Refill feeders in the early morning, to ensure that there is always food available when birds are looking to eat to replace energy lost through the night.
  • Protect your local bird population by helping to reduce the spread of disease between different birds. All food available to the birds should be fresh and dry; wet food should be discarded on a daily basis, as it can harbour harmful bacteria. Feeders and other areas where birds may gather within your garden, such as bird baths, should be cleaned on a regular basis, using a bird safe cleaning product such as Johnson's Clean 'n' Safe Bird Disinfectant.

 


Ingredients


100% Peanuts



Directions


It is important to take steps to ensure that feeders are kept clean to help to protect local birds from spreading disease between themselves. The food available to birds should be fresh and dry, with any wet food discarded on a daily basis. Wet or damp food can harbour harmful bacteria. Feeders and other areas where birds may gather in your garden, such as bird baths, should be cleaned on a regular basis, using a cleaning product that is safe for use around birds. We recommend Johnson's Clean 'n' Safe Bird Disinfectant.

Customer reviews
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 5/5
Weight : 25kg
Excellent.
Gerard O.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 25kg
Very happy with my purchase and staff were so friendly and helpful!
Jemma M.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 25kg
Good value but beginning to get very expensive.
John C D.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 12.5kg
Great value.
Joe g.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 12.5kg
So much cheaper than buying in Dublin.
Pauline F.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 4kg
Great.
Karen B.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 12.5kg
Good product.
Deirdre B.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 12.5kg
Birds loves them! And it's a good feeling to know they're tested for toxins.
Hanne F.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 12.5kg
Excellent product & price.
Maxwell Y.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Weight : 4kg
Birds love them.
Janet B.