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vulcan42 | 11:42 Sat 24th Oct 2020 | Animals & Nature
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Why are the birds in my garden eating the fat balls, sunflower seeds etc but totally ignoring the peanuts?
There's quite a variety that come to the garden to feed but in spite of replacing the peanuts frequently to maintain freshness no bird touches them.

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As peanuts grow underground I would of thought they are not the natural choice of birds if there is other more suitable food available.
Scroll down to paragraph 2. Are yours soft?
https://www.brinvale.com/blog/feedingpeanuts.html
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APG I agree with you but constantly read this sort of thing in wildlife magazines.
" Peanuts are one of the most popular foods to feed wild birds. They are packed with protein and fat and will attract tits, finches, jays, nuthatches and woodpeckers to your garden." I'm beginning to think my birds don't read the same magazines.
Vulcan, did you check the link above?
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danny thank you, no the peanuts aren't soft, perhaps this is the answer although I have been buying from a reputable pet shop. Will investigate further.
my garden is full of birds but they don't want my birdfood yet as there are still plenty of berries and active insects.
I find the only things my birds aren't eating at the moment are the half grapes I cut up for them and place amongst all the other food I put out. Dried mealworms are still favourite. The nuts in the feeder barely last a day sometimes!
The squirrels eat all our peanuts.
That must tick you off...
:-) Bog off, Shoota.
Lol.

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