Peanut Feeders for Birds & Bird Nut Feeders

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    Peanut bird feeders are specialised feeders designed to dispense peanuts and other nuts to attract and feed wild birds. The mesh container surrounding the feeder helps to keep larger birds and squirrels from eating from the feeder, but easily allows smaller birds to feed off of the peanuts.

    With various designs such as hanging, standing and window feeders there is something for every garden, no matter the size or design.

    Having a peanut feeder in your garden will mean you are providing garden birds with a reliable source of high energy food all year round.

    Check out our range of high quality peanut bird feeders below.

    6 products
    Essentials Squirrel Resistant Peanut Feeder
    Heavy Duty Everyday Peanut Feeder
    Essentials Plus Peanut Feeder
    Essentials Peanut Feeder
    Copper Nut Feeder
    Acorn Nut Feeder

    The benefits of a peanut bird feeder

    Having a peanut feeder is not only a great way to attract a range of bird species into your garden, it also ensures our feathered friends have access to a valuable and high energy food source all year round.

    Typically, you can scatter feed peanuts - the problem with this is the waste and spillage. By putting a peanut feeder in your garden with whole peanuts in, you are creating a controlled environment for these birds to feed. This will also reduce competition between birds and other animals as you will have a dedicated feeder and they won't have to fight over this food source.

    Most of our peanut bird feeders are designed to be squirrel proof so that you don't have to worry about these animals stealing the food from the birds.

    Types of birds attracted to a peanut feeder

    Peanut feeders are designed to appeal to birds that love to eat peanuts and other whole nuts, such as woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, and blue tits.

    These feeders are strategically designed to cater to the feeding habits and preferences of these bird species, increasing the likelihood of attracting them to your yard for observation and enjoyment.

    How to maintain a nut feeder

    Maintaining a nut feeder for birds is essential to ensure its effectiveness and the health of the birds visiting it. Here are some steps to help you maintain your nut feeder:

    Clean your nut feeder regularly to prevent the buildup of mould, bacteria, and other contaminants that could harm birds. Use a mild detergent and warm water to wash the feeder thoroughly, making sure to remove any leftover food debris and residue. Rinse the feeder well and allow it to dry completely before refilling it with nuts.

    Regularly inspect the nut feeder for any signs of damage, wear, or deterioration. Check for loose or broken parts, rust, or other structural issues that may compromise the feeder's integrity. Replace any damaged components as needed to ensure the feeder remains sturdy and safe for birds to use.

    Keep an eye on the level of nuts in the feeder and refill it regularly to ensure birds always have access to food. Empty or spoiled nuts should be removed promptly to prevent them from contaminating the fresh supply. Consider using a feeder with a transparent or clear reservoir, allowing you to easily monitor nut levels.

    Ensure birds have access to fresh water for drinking and bathing near the nut feeder. Clean and refill bird baths regularly to maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of diseases among bird populations.

    Where to place a peanut feeder

    For most bird species, it is ideal to place a feeder within a short distance of dense shrubs or trees - as they will feel safer feeding at your bird feeders knowing that they can quickly retreat to safety.

    When deciding on the perfect spot, it is also important to make sure it is not only easily accessible for the birds - but for you too as you will be needing to access the feeder to fill it up and clean it.

    If you can, place the feeder in a low traffic area around five feet from the ground.