“If you want to help the birds that come into your garden, then read below for some advice”

  • Q. What can I feed the birds that come into my garden?
    A. You can find the answer to your question here

  • Q. I want to make a suet feeder to put in my garden. How do I make one?
    A. You can find the answer to your question here

  • Q. I want to make a bird nest box. How can I do this?
    A. If you follow the diagram here, you can make your own bird box. If you buy untreated timber, that would be best. Then you can coat it with wood treatment that you know is animal friendly.

  • Q. I want to feed the pigeons that come into my garden. What should I feed them?
    A. Pigeons should not eat normal bird seed, as the types of seed found in it are not natural food for a pigeon. You can buy specialist pigeon food, which comprises of corn, maize, peas and beans, which is what a pigeon would eat in the wild. This can be bought from most bird feed centres.

  • Q. I have heard pigeons eat grit. Is this true?
    A. Yes, it is true. Pigeons eat grit to help aid the digestion of food in their stomachs. If you are feeding a pigeon that comes into your garden, there is no need to add grit to the pigeon food, as the pigeons will find the grit they need elsewhere.

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