Wild Bird Food
At Ark Wildlife all our foods are of the best quality available, blended by our own nutritionists to our exacting standards, high in calories, and 100% natural and nutritionally beneficial for your garden birds.Read More
Wild bird food production and quality can vary enormously. Many seed mixes on the market have filler in them – and birds won’t eat it!
Fatballs and suet are very popular and provide a great source of energy for birds when fed alongside seed mixes such as Ark Premium Wild Bird Food and Ark Classic Wild Bird Food and mealworms.
Inexpert mixing tends to lean toward the cheaper seeds, resulting in imbalanced seed mixes that may be attractive to look at and in price, but are inferior for your birds’ wellbeing.
British wild bird food
Seeds such as sunflower and millet are often grown in the UK and many bird food companies emphasise this as a benefit. However, our climate is at the far north of these crops` limit and often our mixed weather can result in poor and substandard crops. Wherever possible Ark Wildlife source ingredients from British farms for our wild bird food, but only if they pass our stringent quality standards.
Wild birds are opportunistic feeders and will eat seeds and nuts because they are available, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good for them. They may just be eating seeds because that’s all they can find. Birds in the UK would never see some of the seeds in the wild. Sunflower hearts and maize come from hot countries and peanuts grow underground. Therefore it’s vitally important to understand the nutritional relationship offered by these ingredients and how we balance this with the natural diet of our native British wild birds.
Wild birds need water as much as food, for drinking and bathing. We always recommend putting fresh clean water out every day of the year.
We can help, talk to us
There is such a vast array of wild bird food to choose from that it can seem confusing. If you need some help, give us a call on freephone: 0800 085 4865.