phone 085 165 0303 info@thegardencompany.ie

Birds and Peanuts

Birds love a tasty peanut snack, especially during the cold winter months when there might not be as much other food available for them. They're also great during the summer, when there are more birds. Your normal wire mesh bird feeder is an ideal means to give them a treat, but there are a few things you need to be careful of.

The nuts need to be kept behind a mesh smaller than they are, since a full sized peanut is likely to choke a hungry bird who tries to swallow it whole. Peanut feeders are the perfect way to supply the birds with nuts, forcing the birds to break up the nuts to eat, but to start out with, only fill it halfway as it will take the local bird flocks time to figure out there's a new food source available.

Keep in mind that peanuts may only last for three weeks to a month (and be sure to check you are using high quality peanuts, since cheap nuts may contain toxic elements).  Take a look at your feeder, checking for mould.

Cats and similar hunters love birds as much as birds love peanuts, so situate the feeder in a place where the feathered visitors can't be approached easily – alone on a post, or nestled among leaves up a tree.

Once or twice a season, clean the feeder thoroughly using gloves and strong cleaning fluid, since they may accumulate parasites and diseases from the birds, which may spread to other birds. Clear up any rubbish or droppings around the feeder too.

Enjoy your garden!


Storing Water

Cover That Furniture!

Useful Pallets!

Standing Water Problems

Gazebos

Lighten the Shade

Restoring Garden Furniture

Climbing Plants

Related Products

*please note prices may vary based on exchange rates and may be ex VAT



Strawberry Plant Bag
€19.51
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Floating Pond Balls
€17.33
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Garden Ornament Solar Snail
€31.20
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Sparkle Fairy Door
€9.19
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Rain Shelter Roof Shade
€25.04
Buy now from
AliExpress
+ MORE INFO

Outdoor Garden Wall Clock
€28.32
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Squirrel Garden decoration
€13.36
Buy now from
AliExpress
+ MORE INFO

Artificial Boxwood Hedges
€11.53
Buy now from
AliExpress
+ MORE INFO



LATEST ARTICLES




Storing Water

Cover That Furniture!

Flatter Lawns

Garden Trellises

Useful Pallets!

Looking After Your Wheelbarrow

Looking After Lawn Mowers

Birds and Peanuts

Standing Water Problems

Shearing Problems

Gazebos

Play Mats For Kids


OUR BLOG



Lighting
Outdoor Living
Gardening
Lawns
Leisure
Garden Fixtures
Landscaping
Tools
Clothing


FEATURED PRODUCTS

*please note prices may vary based on exchange rates and may be ex VAT




Pergola Louver Roof
€4191.16
Buy now from
AliExpress
+ MORE INFO

Mens Cargo Trousers
€21.70
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Insect Mesh Bird Mesh
€14.91
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Vintage Wall Lamps
€37.31
Buy now from
AliExpress
+ MORE INFO

TecTake Greenhouse
€97.10
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Anti Bird Protection Net
€13.86
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Sprinkle Splash Play Mat
€27.86
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO

Fairy Lights
€16.17
Buy now from
Amazon
+ MORE INFO
SHARE THIS PAGE!
Facebook
Twitter
Linkedin
Reddit
Whatsapp
Pin it
Email



OUR PARTNERS