For the Rebel in your backyard! High in course grains, this mix is great for attracting wild birds to your garden. Includes Wheat, Sorghum, Black Sunflower, Oats, Corn, Safflower, Layer Pellets, Millets.
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Avigrain Wild Bird Mix.
Includes: Wheat, Sorghum, Black Sunflower, Oats, Corn, Safflower, Layer Pellets, Millets. “For the Rebel in your backyard”. High in course grains, this mix is great for attracting wild birds to your garden. Parrot mix or small parrot mix could also be used for this purpose.
DISCLAIMER: The 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 kg sizes are re-bagged in a clear plastic bag. Multiple quantities of smaller bags will be combined into larger 20kg bags.
Feeding Wild Birds: Feeding wild birds is an activity enjoyed by many Australians. It is great to have a connection with local wildlife, however, feeding wild birds and animals comes with responsibilities as it has an ecological impact.
In highly urbanised parts of Australia and many parts of the Western world, local birds and wildlife may need supplementary feeding by humans to survive. In Australian surburban and rural areas anyone feeding wild birds or animals should understand they are feeding wildlife in order to enjoy the experience rather than to help the birds or animals survive.
So please, enjoy feeding wildlife in your backyard but understand the impacts and risks involved. Read on ...
Dietary Impact: In Australia native animals are more than capable of fending for themselves. Avigrain Wild Bird Mix is designed to be used to attract birds for your enjoyment - not to feed them. It is colourful and has seeds like sunflowers to attract granivorous birds such as parrots but it is not designed to be an important source of nutrition.
Try to have as little impact as possible by:-
For example, putting out heaps of sunflower seeds every day is akin to turning up everyday at a primary school with a smorgasboard of sweets, lollies and soft drinks. The kids will love you but it will be terrible for their health.
Ecological Impact: If you feed animals regularly you can upset the natural ecological balance by promoting one species over another.
These are examples of ecological impacts of feeding wild animals but each situation is different.
Disease: Birds congregating around feeding sites may lead to transmission of diseases such as salmonellosis, campylobacterosis and psittacosis. Disease may impact on local birdlife and human health. In short, to minimise the potential for disease treat the bird feeding area like your own kitchen.
Avigrain Wild Bird Mix is made up of coarse grains such as wheat, sorghum, corn and oats as well as sunflower and millets. The mix is formulated to be a low-cost mix which will attract birds but it does not provide a complete diet. Under no circumstances should it be fed to caged or aviary birds as it is unsuitable.
Other ways of attracting birds to your backyard:
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I bought this bird seeds package instead of buying from super-market one which is very expensive ( Harmony). I am feeding only a small amount each day to attract yellow crested cockatoo in my backyard. I found in some package contains inedible pieces and many brown rice. I am not sure whether they are good for parrots but they like eating them. During this summer drought, I would like to help birds with food shortage.
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Wild Bird Feeder On Stand. Bono fido brand quality and durabilty. Weather resistant timber and asphalt style roof, for added durabilty. A freestanding feeder makes it easier to move or place in different areas of the backyard.
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