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Rich in protein and fat, RSPB Premium peanuts are a high-energy favourite with a whole host of garden birds, including tits, finches and siskins.

Our Premium peanuts are just that - top-quality peanuts that are delicious and safe for garden birds to enjoy. Safety is our top priority, and as such we reject any peanuts containing detectable aflatoxin. Aflatoxin, sometimes found in poorer quality peanuts, can build up in birds' bodies, eventually leading to death.

Feeding guidelines

Feed peanuts from a secure, wire mesh nut and nibble feeder to avoid the risk of young birds choking on big pieces. Add a guardian if you don't want squirrels to join the feast!



Type of bird
  • Blue tit
  • Coal tit
  • Great tit
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Siskin


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10/Dec/2017
All peanuts are not the same!
I used to think a bag of peanuts was a bag of peanuts, but my garden birds have proved more discerning! There are cheaper alternatives on the market, but its false economy as they just get wasted whereas the birds (and to be honest, the squirrels) really enjoy these and wolf them down.

RSPB response: Thank you for your review of our peanuts. It's great to hear that you recognise the difference between our premium peanuts and the cheaper alternatives on the market. We source the best possible peanuts for birds and will not compromise on quality.
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22/Oct/2016
all visitors are enjoying these peanuts
I'm finding these peanuts are popular with all the wildlife visitors and its surprising to me that the current first reviews are negative. I found peanuts 3/4 of the price, but I can, and so I have, recently bought another 2 x 12.75 kg bags, as RSPB food profits go back in to help, its my form of a donation. The quality is assured, and it will be rectified correctly, with the wildlife's' protection at the forefront, if it is not. Also the wildlife teams' Charlottes' expertise knowledge resolved elements of care from lots of reading over many months about many species in the garden I would never have had access to fully resolve without her help. I am grateful. I regularly buy mealworm super suet balls, dried mealworms, sunflower hearts, and buggy nibbles from RSPB. They enjoy it all.
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03/May/2016
EXCELLENT Peanuts
Aside from dried Mealworms, nothing is more popular with my local birds than these peanuts.

I ordered a 5.5KG bag a month ago and here I am again, getting the 12kg bag this time. Interestingly the birds don't like to use the nut feeder that I have, so I took to using a food processor to grind up the nuts and pour them onto a mesh tray feeder and onto the ground for the Blackbirds etc.

... And BOY do they move fast! No matter whether I put out a handful or fill the tray right to the top, it'll be empty within a couple of hours. These are extremely popular nuts - almost too popular, since continuing to feed the birds at this rate is a challenge given the rather high prices here on RSPB.

Top notch grub!
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13/Jan/2016
Woodpeckers love it
"other birds may enjoy it too" is an understatement - there's no keeping the (greater spotted) woodpeckers away!
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24/Sep/2015
excellent
You need to add nuthatch and greater spotted woodpecker to the list of birds.
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27/May/2015
Great value
I have read others' reviews with interest. If peanuts have been sitting too long in the feeder I remove them and soak them. (I put new ones in, but never completely fill the feeder anymore).

At the moment, I am soaking a mug-full of peanuts in water overnight and then rolling a rolling pin over the peanuts which I have sandwiched between a couple of flimsy plastic chopping boards (Ikea has some). The skins separate from the nut, which I think is probably a good thing in terms of avoiding choking, and the peanuts split in half easily. I can make smaller bits easily too if I give them a bit of a bash with the rolling pin! I have it down to a fine art now so I don't find it time-consuming or particularly messy. I throw them around when I'm leaving for work!

These peanuts are so fresh I am tempted to eat them. They last longer than others and I am glad to know that they are carefully sourced to avoid health problems in birds.
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19/Apr/2015
HEDGEHOGS
My hedgehogs seem to love nuts. First visit this week and I usually get three at the same time. Even took a photo last year with luv blossoming on my patio where I throw the nuts. Hedgehog heaven.
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17/Apr/2015
Not the Best
I have to agree with a couple of above comments. These are the palest, washed out nuts I have purchased. My previous purchase from another supplier put these to shame, and cheaper too. I don't know who your supplier is, but perhaps RSPB might like a re-think.

RSPB response:
Thank you for your review. These are premium quality peanuts, which have excellent oil content and energy levels for the birds. Different types of peanut have different characteristics, including colour. However, this is not an indicator of their quality. The peanut type we use, although more expensive for us to buy, is chosen for its safety, energy and fat/oil content, not its colour or size.
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24/Dec/2014
Loving the nuts!
For the last 5 years or so we have fed the birds during the colder months. We have a couple of great spotted woodpeckers who go absolutely crazy for the peanuts!!

we always buy RSPB peanuts and have just discovered that they are much cheaper online direct from yourselves instead of buying them from our local garden centre. we'll be getting them from you from now on!
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29/Nov/2014
Excellent time for peanuts
We live in North Hertfordshire and find it difficult to keep up with the feeding. Using an open feeder the birds are almost colliding with each to get into the feeder to take whole nuts.The feeding has been intense for a long time now and just put another feeder up, It seems they prefer the whole nuts which they eat in the surrounding trees.

RSPB response - Thanks for your review. Make sure you don't feed whole peanuts during the breeding season, as they can be a choking hazard for young birds.
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19/Nov/2014
Premium Peanuts
Premium price but not premium quality. These peanuts look dry and aged compaitred to other premium peanuts I have purchased from another well known bird food company. I will not be buying any more.

RSPB response - Thanks for your review. If you would like to arrange a replacement or refund, please contact our customer services team.
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15/Sep/2014
Nesting Time
I noticed your reviewers had trouble with birds not eating nuts but they keep away from them very often in Spring (when these reviews were writing) at nesting time, so maybe this is the problem and now, towards the year end, they are tucking away at them. Mind you our blue tits and coal tits are getting very fat as they have been tucking away all year!
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30/May/2014
Way to use nuts if not eaten
My birds weren't eating the peanuts so I started grinding them in my coffee bean grinder and putting them out in a tray on the bird feeder and they love them!
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05/May/2014
Not a waste of money
I had the same problem with the peanuts going moldy with very few birds attempting to eat them. I was left with a big bag of peanuts. So I tried putting them on the feeding tray. The bigger birds, starlings, doves, pigeons, etc. gobble them up. They are always the first thing to disappear. The only problem is that the birds eat them whole and some of the peanuts are quite big so I cut these up.
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02/May/2014
Popular with our birds
These are really popular with our tits and sparrows. We often put buggy nibbles out as well, and while the birds do tend to prefer those they run out really quickly, so the peanuts are a good back-up to make sure there is always some food out if we can't top up every day. We also get to see the birds a bit more because it takes them longer to eat the peanuts.

The peanuts have also attracted woodpeckers and nuthatches, which don't seem interested in the other food we put out.
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07/Apr/2014
A waste of money
Unfortunately I wasted my money because I bought a 12.75kg bag of peanuts and the the birds are not eating them.
I am worried that if I leave them out in the feeder for too long they will go mouldy and poison any bird that might attempt to peck at them.
I am wondering what I can do with the peanuts apart from chucking them in the bin.

RSPB response - Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear that your birds aren't enjoying the peanuts. If you are also serving other types of bird food, it may be that the birds simply prefer the other foods, which may be easier to eat.
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15/Mar/2014
The birds much prefer
The birds much prefer the sunflower seeds.

These nuts are favoured by the squirrels and pigeons.

Back to sunflowers !
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09/Jan/2014
Peanuts are fine but attract some less welcome guests
The only problem with a large peanut feeder was the regular squirrel, but not enough to discourage others like Jays and woodpeckers by using a cage. Unfortunately it has attracted a large flock of Parakeets twice a day, for hours at a time . . . not sure neighbours are too happy. The trouble with them is they have learnt to also empty the seed feeders etc.
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25/Jan/2013
very poor nuts, no takers
I am very dissapointed with the premium nuts we bought last autumn very pale in colour. Very little interest from the birds when usually the nuts are enjoyed. Even in the last week when we have had snow on the ground each day none of the birds are on the nuts. Even the woodpeckers have turned to the seed feeders. Nuts cost quite a lot for 12.5kg bag, batch ref 1632/GB000669 and we still have nearly all the nuts left after several months. Most are stored in the garage so what should i do with them now. I would like a refund on this batch as others have complained of the same problem!

RSPB response- Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear you were not happy with the product. Please contact our customer services team if you'd like a replacement or refund.
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27/Jun/2012
Not the same
Have to agree with the review by Fred. The latest batch of nuts I received are very pale in colour and the birds are barely touching them for some reason. The feeder would normally be near empty in a few days but it's still full.

RSPB response - thanks for your review. We haven't changed our peanut supplier or quality. I'll pass your comments on to our bird food manager for investigation.
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19/Apr/2012
Disappointed
Over many years we have always been pleased with RSPB products however our recent purchase of premier peanuts has been really disappointing. Formally the peanuts were of obvious high quality and the birds would empty a feeder within two days. The current peanuts are small and pallid and most disappointingly the birds simply will not touch them.

RSPB response - Thank you for your review we have checked our current batch and they appear to be fine and are being eaten by the birds here. Please can you send us a sample of the peanuts so that we can have a look?
We only source high quality peanuts, which contain no detectable aflatoxin which means they are safe and nutritious for birds. If your birds don't seem to be eating peanuts, you could try buggy nibbles or sunflower hearts. These are as nutritious as peanuts and are a favourite of most garden birds.
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22/Feb/2012
unwanted guest !
I have 4 feeders outside my Kitchen window one is your largest tube feeder - I have had to fill it every morning as it is completely empty by 1pm. At present the dozens of small birds are eating there way through a 12.5 kg bag of peanuts every week. Unfortunately a Sparrow Hawk has spied all the activity and is lying in wait for my little friends -any suggestions please Ian
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11/Nov/2011
Comes and goes
Overall the quality of the peanuts is good but there are occasional glitches. We have tried other brands in large bags which are much less expensive but they are generally drier. Nevertheless, the RSPB nuts are very expensive, which makes feeding in the winter a costly business. We have a great variety of birds using the peanuts including the chaffinches now which seem to have learned to use the peanut feeders from the green finches. The birds seem to pick and chose when they feed on peanuts. Something to do with the weather, I guess.
Ian
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17/Oct/2011
Change to grade/quality of peanuts
My latest delivery of so called premium grade peanuts from RSPB was really disappointing. Instead of the nice large, plump, brown, shiny good quality nuts I usually receive. In my last delivery I received a bag of small, palid, dry and wrinkly nuts of dubious quality. I assume the RSPB supplier must have changed. I originally stopped buying nuts locally and moved to RSPB to avoid this type of poor quality nuts - where do I go now!!!!!
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02/Aug/2011
They can't get enough
After buying various other 'cheaper' nuts there is simply nothing better than yours. I filled my three nut feeders on sunday and one of them is nearly empty, (now wednesday) the other two are still 3/4 full. I am now restocking with a 12.5kg bag. You could do with reducing the price a bit though!
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11/Jul/2011
Disappointing
As per the comment of Helen Jane Willis for the birds to be interested in these nuts I too have to break them up and scatter on ground. All would otherwise prefer the feeder mix extra within an adjacent feeder. This includes nuthatch as well as the blue. coal & great tits. This continues even if there is no feeder mix extra available.
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01/Apr/2011
sparrows too
We get four types of tit (great, blue, coal and long-tailed), wood pecker and green finches. Even our sparrows have worked out how to enjoy these in a feeder.
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28/Jan/2011
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The birds in the garden cannot get enough of them and they are better quality than a local supplier - had to take theirs back as no bird, even in -20 would eat them - says a lot about buying nuts in a large hesian bag. The price almost matches my local supplier but as they are hit and miss with quality go with the RSPB its the cost of delivery that tips them into expensive.
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06/Jan/2011
Simply not worth buying any other peanuts.
After trying others, have now been using the RSPB's peanuts for years, they are expensive but easily the best. Enjoyed by a wide variety of birds, and we find great spotted woodpeckers and long-tailed tits won't touch anything else. Even our visiting pheasants enjoy a handful of these peanuts when they drop by!
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13/Dec/2010
peanuts
the only peanuts my health conscious (wild) birds will eat
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10/Feb/2010
Top quality
These peanuts are top quality better then any other peanuts you buy in the pound shop.The greenfinches and the acrobtic blue tit's love these premium peanuts.
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27/Jan/2010
Update to previous review
I previously commented that the birds were not eating the peanuts as rapidly as usual - in fact barely at all. Having bought another batch of premium peanuts from another good supplier, I can report that the birds in my garden don't seem to want peanuts at all at the moment. Maybe they prefer the sunflower hearts mix? That certainly disappears quickly! Anyway, I'm willing to give the RSPB peanuts another go so I've ordered another bag.
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13/Jan/2010
Alternative squirrel deterent
I buy these peanuts and put them at the end of the garden to keep the squirrels away from my bird feeders. This works a treat as I get the fun of watching the squirrels negotiate the squirrel proof feeders, bury the peanuts all over the place - and then go back and dig them up. So I can feed the birds nearer to the house in simple feeders. (The birds like the nuts too.)
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17/Dec/2009
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WITH SUNFLOWER HEARTS AND BUGGY NIBBLES ON OFFER MY BIRDS ARE NOT TAKING LARGE QUANTITIES OF PEANUTS AT THE MOMENT. WHERE DID THE
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14/Dec/2009
peanuts
Forgot to say, the peanuts were a great success. Filled the feeder in the morning, and by the next day it was empty. Shall have to get bigger feeders from now on!!
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14/Dec/2009
peanuts
I have tried other peanuts and although these are more expensive they go down a treat with my garden birds, especially the thirteen or so spuggies (sparrows!) who come every day. Thanks
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08/Dec/2009
All food recently purchased
It is the first time that I have purchased birdfood from RSPB, and I am delighted to say that I have never had so many bluetits and coal tits in my garden. The sparrows live in the loft, but since putting out meal worms and the fat mix the bushes are 'alive'
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30/Oct/2009
My birds don't seem to like these very much
We have three peanut feeders in the garden and I normally have to fill them regularly. However, the last batch of peanuts bought from RSPB is not popular. I've never known them last so long. There must be something about them that my birds don't like!
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