“I think that natural, unsweetened cereals like Cheerios or shredded wheat are fine. I usually give my birds a little cereal a few times per week. It’s funny about Cheerios – everyone can eat them: kids, puppies, birds and even Koi fish!” There will not be a zinc toxicity problem by feeding a bird human cereal.”
Is flaxseed safe for birds?
It is OK to feed the birds. Feeding the birds will not cause them to depend on your feeders exclusively. Commercial bird seed comes in a variety of mixtures. Cheaper mixtures will contain large amounts of buckwheat, rice, oats, milo, flax, rape seed, cracked corn and canary seed.
Can a bird eat peanut butter?
This is another complete falsehood, and there is no recorded evidence of peanut butter ever being a problem for birds. Peanut butter is actually a very nutritious treat, high in calories and fat for great energy. Many birds enjoy peanut butter, including nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers and jays.
Can you feed squirrels cereal?
Chex, Cheerios, Cap’n Crunch, shredded wheat, corn flakes, grape nuts–squirrels devour these tasty treats. An added perk to many cereals for squirrels is that they’re typically loaded with sugar, which gives the squirrel a boost of energy to keep busy finding more food to eat and stash away for later.
Can you feed almonds to birds?
Peanuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds and other nuts are natural, nutritious, energy foods for many birds, especially woodpeckers, jays, chickadees, and nuthatches. Nuts are more expensive than sunflower seeds. But after you discover how much birds love nuts, there’s no turning back!