If you are lucky enough to have badgers visiting your garden, you may be wondering what they eat. Badgers are omnivores, which means that they eat almost anything. They relish juicy earthworms, which form the main part of their diet, alongside slugs and insects. You can offer some Ark Badger Food or peanut kernels if natural food is scarce.Read More
Badgers live in setts often within urban areas and they will occasionally visit gardens when food is in short supply. They are normally nocturnal so will visit during the hours of darkness but if their sett is nearby, they may visit in the early evening. A well-trimmed lawn makes a happy hunting ground for food.
What can I feed badgers?
During periods when the ground is hard, due to the winter frost or summer sun, it can be hard for badgers to find enough to eat. During these times, it is particularly helpful to supplement the badger’s diet with a healthy food source and balanced nutrition, such as a specially-formulated Ark Badger Food. This can ensure they remain healthy throughout the year. They will also enjoy classic peanut kernels or you may like to put out some fresh or dried fruit, like dried diced pineapple in small amounts as a treat.
Putting out badger food will keep them away from other food intended for your birds or other wildlife.
Always take care when feeding the badgers in your garden
Be careful when feeding any wild animal, so they do not become too dependent on you.
When feeding badgers, always make sure there is plenty of fresh, clean water available because any supplementary food will be much lower in moisture than any worms they may consume.
Please remember: Badgers are wild animals with powerful claws and jaws. Never approach a wild badger, no matter how tempting it may be. Read more on badger identification, habitat and food.
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