Peanuts are hugely popular with a very wide variety of bird species that visit our gardens across the UK. They are a completely natural and healthy food, and contain essential minerals and nutrients that enhance survival prospects for birds in all forms of environmental conditions.
So, we’ve put together this ‘complete guide’ to peanuts so you know exactly what you’re buying and feeding your precious garden birds.
Wild bird peanuts can vary greatly in shape, form, size, oil richness and, of course, overall quality. It’s essential to look out for peanuts that may contain mycotoxin aflatoxin
, which can be severely harmful for garden birds. Most reputable and responsible stores sell mould and aflatoxin-free wild bird peanuts, so make sure to double-check this before you purchase any peanuts.