Peanuts, also known as the Groundnut or Monkey Nut, are a legume grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. These nuts are high in energy (570 kcal/100g) and are composed of 4% water, 21% carbohydrates, 48% total fat and 25% protein. Wild birds are quick to recognise high energy, easy access foods, which makes Peanuts highly sought after by all the tit family, nuthatches, finches, sparrows and many other common garden birds.
Peanuts should always be fed from a wire mesh feeder to ensure whole peanuts are not fed to baby birds, which may create a risk of choking.
Feeding peanuts from a mesh feeder virtually eliminates wastage as any particle dropped to the ground is quickly picked up by ground favouring birds such as Dunnock, Chaffinch and Blackbirds.
Please ensure your peanuts are fresh and certified free from aflatoxin. Aflatoxins are toxic substances that are primarily produced by two types of mold: Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Virtually any plant-based food can become contaminated with aflatoxins if stored improperly, but peanuts seem to be particularly susceptible to contamination by these mycotoxins.
Birds attracted to Peanuts:
Peanuts will attract all the tit, sparrow and finch families and virtually all common garden birds, including nuthatches and woodpeckers.
Feeding through a dedicated wire mesh peanut feeder.
Depending on pack size, you will receive your bird food in a cardboard box lined with plastic, or in a zip tie plastic bag within a grey postal bag. The plastic ensures the product remains clean, fresh and dry.
Depending on pack size your product will be sent by DPD overnight carriers, Royal Mail Large Letter format or Royal Mail Small Parcel format.