Peanuts for birds


Packed full of protein and fat, our peanuts for birds are a high energy favourite among many garden visitors, including Siskins, Finches and Tits. We select only the best, top quality bird peanuts, rejecting any with detectable aflatoxin, to help keep birds fit and healthy.

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Peanuts for birds FAQ

Can birds eat peanuts?

Yes, they can be included as part of a balanced diet for birds providing a variety of nutrients and healthy fats. Just be mindful to buy high-quality peanuts as the poor kind tend to be higher in aflatoxin – a type of mould fungus that can be fatal to birds. Our peanuts are of the highest quality, and as such we reject any peanuts containing detectable aflatoxin.

Which birds eat peanuts?

There are many species of bird that will eat peanuts, some of which include:
  • Wrens
  • Tits
  • Jays
  • Doves
  • Crows

Can birds eat salted peanuts?

No, avoid feeding salted peanuts to birds as over consumption of salt is toxic and can even be fatal to smaller species.

Can birds eat peanuts in the shell?

Peanuts in a shell are suitable for many birds and are likely to attract larger kinds like jays, crows, and magpies. Just be aware that birds aren’t the only animal that you will attract with whole peanuts. You might find squirrels, hedgehogs, foxes, and mice feeding on them too.

How to feed birds peanuts?

Peanuts and other large nuts are a potential choking hazard for small and young birds so it’s best practice to use a rigid mesh feeder. The best-sized hole for the mesh is approximately 6mm – this is large enough to prevent beak damage but also small enough to stop large pieces of nut from being pulled out.