peanut bird feeders also squirrel feeders
That’s a red wreath peanut feeder. That photo was taken in or yard, so when it showed up on a famous auction site (without permission) we were sort of annoyed. That peanut bird feeder also appeared on our website about four years, prior to any distributor’s offering. Of course we wrote the description… where else would it come from? The peanut bird feeders were being sourced at a full-pop retail price from a local birding store! Why? It was something very unique at the time, and to keep it that way, we offered the item assembled, filled with peanuts, and ready to hang, most times including a few extra pounds of peanuts… for free. And the secret for easily filling it was included in our hand written cards.
Now, when placing it in the bird feeders category, we thought this would also make a great squirrel feeder since the critters are so fond of whole peanuts. Being metal, there’s nothing for them to chew on thus destroying the feeder. So… we said “feed birds or squirrels or both”. And you know what happened? Other sites started describing the same thing… in the exact same words. And all that’s ok, except when SE don’t recognize from where the content is originated.
Regardless of all that (sorry-just had to vent) the peanut wreath is a fun design that offers huge versatility. If you’d rather not have squirrels raiding your peanuts – simply add a baffle. The coil design is perfect for offering nest materials in early spring, as well as fruit in summer to attract migratory birds.
That’s about all we’ll say for now on these peanut bird feeders.
Groovy, Curvy Peanut Bird Feeders~for sunflower seed too
It’s so perfect when any bird feeder does double-duty, as switching things up will entice new visitrs to your yard. Peanuts offer an awesome, high fat and high calorie meal for many species. Titmice, Nuthatches, Jays, Cardinals, Bluebirds in winter, and even more will delight as they dine at shelled peanut bird feeders.
Leaving no ground mess behind, shelled peanuts are easy to feed, and if purchased in bulk, they’re really not that expensive. This handcrafted shelled peanut feeder is a large capacity, all-over feeder. Meaning there’s four sides for birds to cling and eat simultaneously. No waiting around for an open perch, no moldy, yucky peanuts compressed at the bottom of the tube!
Durable and attractive, it’s cedar construction is made to last, enhancing any landscape for many seasons. This cool feeder can hang with the attached coated wire cable, and may also be pole-mounted. Word of caution: use a baffle, because squirrels love peanuts too! Accommodating black oil sunflower seed as well, this large capacity peanut feeder is definitely a keeper!
fun peanut bird feeders do more than peanuts
Since variety is considered the spice of life, try offering birds something a little more exciting than just plain old seed. You’ll attract a broader range of species in the process too.
Peanuts! Jays, Nuthatches, chickadees, woodpeckers and more love peanuts. Shelled or whole, they’re a special treat packed with nutritional value for feathered friends – which makes them a great choice for winter feeding. Birds won’t mind them at all in summer though!
This fun wreath peanut feeder features a mod design resembling an old slinky. In powder coat metal, it won’t rust and squirrels can’t chew through it either. There’s a trick to filling this feeder because it takes two hands, so here’s a quick tip: Sit down, and brace the feeder between your legs. This allows for the two-handed action required for pouring them from the bag, otherwise peanuts end up all over the floor. Been there, and done that!
The cool thing about the wreath, or coil design is the options it affords for your birds. In summer, fruit is a perfect choice to attract migratory birds. Apple, pear, or orange slices, and even grapes are wonderful choices for cat birds, orioles, tanagers, woodpeckers and others.
Early spring is absolutely the best time for offering nesting materials too… and so simple with this peanut bird feeder! Bright cotton yarns, decorative mosses, feathers, and even pet hair are a few favorites that will encourage nest building around the yard. Just fill the wreath, pull some materials through to get started, and hang it from a branch where birds will see it. Don’t pack materials too tightly though. Should rain saturate them, you’ll want enough air to pass through enabling the materials to dry fairly quickly.
Even when using as a peanut feeder, you can still “mix it up” by adding suet balls or suet chunks in with peanuts. Birds will love it, and they’ll be back for more!
By the way, this photo was taken in our backyard, so when it shows up other places… please remember you saw it here first. This is how we ship them, assembled, filled and ready to go, with extra peanuts too!