Do you enjoy watching the birds chirping and feeding? Do you have a few in your backyard? If you don’t, you’ll have the new bird visitors pretty soon. How? Well, all you have to do is feed them nice and delicious bird food. All the different types of birds will be attracted to the food and keep coming back for more.
In this post, we’ll tell you how to go about selecting the right type of bird food depending on the types of birds that fly in and around your house. But first, let’s walk you through some of the best types of bird food available out there!
Wagner, one of the top bird food brands, brings to you their most selling blend of bird seed. Different birds have different types of food preferences. This is the best mix to attract a large variety of colorful songbirds. The specialty of this mix is that it consists of a gourmet blend of 11 different ingredients, of which 40% is sunflower.
Sunflower is present as black oil sunflower, striped sunflower, and sunflower chips. Sunflower is the favorite food of both, the hulled and unhulled birds. To attract birds such as Tree Sparrows, Song Sparrows, House Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, and Morning Doves, there’s white millet, red millet, cracked corn, and red milo. Cardinals, Chickadees, and Tatmice, Jays, etc. will be attracted to nyjer, peanut kernels, canary seeds, and safflower.
It contains top quality grains having great nutritional content. The food can be easily fed using multiple options such as in a tube, hopper, or platform feeders. Buy a small 6 pound or a large 16 pound bag.
Brought to you by Wagner’s, this bird food contains all the goodness of black oil sunflower seeds. The extra clean and thin shelled sunflower is perfect for the birds, especially the small beaked ones to open. Sunflower seeds are liked by a large variety of birds which means you can expect to see some diverse feeders visiting you. Some of them might be Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers and much more. Either use a tray or a hopper feeder to attract them all!
In addition to bringing to the birds the richness of sunflower, Wagner’s ensures that the grains are of the highest quality. The black oil sunflower seeds pack all the necessary energy and nutrients the birds require to maintain a balanced nourished diet and a healthy lifestyle. Buy it as a 10, 20, 25, or 40 pound pack.
ZuPreem brings to you this incredible fruit blend diet for the birds that visit your backyard. And to attract some new visitors. This perfect blend of fruits is highly recommended by veterinarians, and also used by some of the top breeders from across the world.
They come in five different fruit shapes and in different colors to make it look more attractive to the birds who visit you. The fruity smell also works very well as an enticer.
It’s packed with the freshness and deliciousness of ground fruits in every bite the bird takes. In addition to this, the blend also contains 21 vitamins and minerals. So, there’s need of adding any form of supplement whatsoever so as to provide a complete diet for the birds. This bird food should do it! They are available in three packs of 3.5, 12, and 35 lbs.
Backed by the trust and reputation of Wagner’s is yet another amazing bird food which is called the Classic Wild Bird food. Much like the name suggests, this bird food is especially made to attract a wide range of backyard feeder birds. The special ingredients of this mix include sunflower and general purpose seeds. Whether you want to feed this in a tube, a hopper, or platform feeders, the choice is entirely yours.
They contain the best quality of grains so there’s no deficiency in nutrition whatsoever when the birds feed on them. This item can be purchased in packs of 5, 10, and 20 pound bags. This awesome blend of bird food is fit for consumption all around the year.
Lafeber’s classic nutria-berries are the perfect parrot food that works as a complete treat or even as a special treat. They contain savory peanuts, hulled canary seed, cracked corn, and other delicious ingredients. This pack of food has the right nutritional balance and doesn’t require any artificial preservatives. It contains the correct balance of omega 3 and 6, which are highly beneficial to build the immunity system.
The nutria-berries are colorful and enticing and therefore attract many birds to them. The natural flavor of molasses imparts a good taste to the food mix. This blend of nutritious food is very easy to feed. It comes in three sizes of containers that you can select based on your requirements – 0.78 lb, 3.25 lb, and 12 oz.
Kaytee brings to you this diet pro healthy bird food to attract Conures and Lovebirds. This amazing blend of food has been prepared by the avian nutritionists who have performed extensive research to understand a bird’s nutritional needs. Rich with omega 3s, this food has been proven to highly beneficial for maintaining brain and heart health. Furthermore, it enhances the skin and feather health so they look vibrant, shiny, with a healthy plumage.
The food is naturally preserved and has no artificial contents or preservatives. The grains used for blending are of the finest quality. This pack of bird food is perfect for feeding any time of the year. It also contains probiotics which help maintain the digestive health of the body. Buy either a pack of 5 lb or 25 lb food.
The organic chicken feed is brought to you by Scratch and Peck feeds. This pack of nutritious chicken meal is free from soy and corn. The ingredients in the feed have been grown and milled in the Pacific NW. Certified whole grains have been used to create this incredible mix of chicken feed that takes care of the complete nutrition of your hens.
The food is enriched with omega 3 and contains 16% proteins which help in the growth and development! Always remember to offer our hens with plenty of water when feeding them.
Harrisons high potency coarse is best for birds that have special nutritional needs. These could be birds that are breeding, weaning, recovering from illness, having weight issues, or are under stress. This organic food formula provides a complete daily diet for medium as well as large parrots. Made from the rich and premium ingredients, this bird food is one of the most highly recommended foods by bird breeders.
It is free from wheat or cereal byproducts and contains fully fortified vitamins. Also, there’s absolutely no trace of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or preservatives in this special nutritious formula. Additionally, Harrisons take special care to make sure their bird food doesn’t contain pathogenic bacteria, molds, and other enzymes. Therefore, you can be sure that it is 100% safe for bird consumption.
As the name suggests, this bird food by Wagner’s is perfect for all four seasons to attract your most favorite songbirds. Rich in sunflower and general purpose seed, this blend has everything the birds would need to satisfy their nutritional needs. The grains used for the blending have been carefully chosen. Depending on your need, you could either select the pack of 5 lb or 25 lb.
Wagner’s cracked corn is perfect for ground feeding birds that frequent your backside. And even there aren’t many birds that visit, they certainly would do so when you start feeding them with this delicious food. Cracked corn is not only a favorite among ground feeding birds, but also other backyard animals.
You may decide to feed the birds the cracked corn all by itself or mix it with them with other seeds. The pack comes with a reclosable slider so you can seal it back after every use.
By now you’ve seen the features of the top quality bird foods. Here are some of the things that you should absolutely look for, when buying a pack a food for feeding the birds.
First of all, understand which bird the food is targeted at. There are some bird foods that are made especially for songbirds, lovebirds, canaries, sparrows, hens, parrots, and so on. If a particular type of bird frequents your backyard, you might want to stock up more food for these birds. However, if there is a nice mix of birds, then you should definitely consider buying the type of food that appeal to most birds.
Secondly, take a look at the ingredients of the food. A good bird food should be free from the toxic and harmful insecticides and pesticides. It should be free from chemicals and artificial preservatives. They should be preferably 100% natural. Finally, see the nutritional content, the quality of the grains used, and the size of the pack you need!