Feed the birds, tuppence a bag?

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Feed the birds, tuppence a bag?

Post: #232629 Lilyfae
Fri May 20, 2011 9:34 am

Mum went to a craft fair & bought me a bird feeder & drink from recycled materials but I was thinking what's best to put in it- I know very little about birds but I do know different birds like different things and will be feeding young too so don't want any sick because of poor decision making on my part.

So what do I put in the feedy-caged bit?

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Re: Feed the birds, tuppence a bag?

Post: #232635 MKG
Fri May 20, 2011 10:22 am

Just about anything which will fit, Lilyfae - seeds, peanuts, mealworms (but not corn, because just about every bird in the world turns its nose up at that. Well - beak). The only think to be careful of at this time of year is to make sure that whatever is in the feeder is of a size such that the bird has to break it up to get it out. That way, you avoid well-meaning parent birds choking their young by stuffing whole peanuts down their throats.

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Tom Good
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Re: Feed the birds, tuppence a bag?

Post: #232636 Lilyfae
Fri May 20, 2011 10:30 am

Thanks mike that really helps as I will have to be careful because the holes in the wire used are quite spacious so that's a great tip.


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