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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Feed our wild birds!

Most of you would know about the warnings going around about not feeding ducks bread but this means that they aren’t getting the food at all and are starving to death. It isn’t only the ducks that get the bread but also swans, geese and pigeons. This little guy came into us yesterday. That is his breast bone sticking out, he is literally skin and bone. We have had so many birds brought in who are starving to death recently. The problem isn’t feeding birds bread, it is over feeding them as when it sinks to the bottom of the river bacteria which causes botulism is made. In the long run this can cause birds to die. Please feed our wild birds. If you have nothing else but bread, that is fine. The problem is overfeeding it to them.

However, bread is the equiverrliant to bird junk food. There are other things that you can easily buy to feed birds. The list below is only some of the food that you can feed birds such as ducks, swans and pigeons which are much better for them than bread.
  • Corn
  • Seeds
  • Peas
  • Sweatcorn
  • Oats 
  • Kale 
  • Broccoli
  • Rice
  • Grapes that have been cut up
  • lettuce 
  • vegetable scraps
There are many more food types which you can feed birds if you have a quick look on google. You can also get specific food for ducks and swans. 

Please remember that bread should only be used as a last resort.

Different birds have different dietary requirements, if you have a specific type of bird you are feeding and want to find out what you can feed them then feel free to contact us. Google has some great advice too so always use different pages as research as many will have different opinions on the best food. By looking at more than one page it means that you are able to make an informed decision yourself on what to feed them.

If you would like any more information on anything please contact us. 

Jenny Wackett- 07956 300 290
Emma Wackett- 07854 833 706
Email- walthamabbeywildliferescue@gmail.com

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