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 choose a bird feeder for your garden

If you've noticed an influx of feathered friends visiting your garden, you might be wondering which bird feeder you should buy to feed them. Different species of birds like to eat from different kinds of feeders, so it's important that you select the right bird feeder for your garden and its visitors. Attracting more birds to your garden can be achieved by hanging lots of different feeder types & offering lots of different foods.

The ideal bird feeder

While there are lots of different types of bird feeder on the market, there are a few attributes that we feel all bird feeders should have. For example, they should be:

  • Made of high-quality materials
  • Weather-proof
  • Easy to assemble 
  • Easy to clean

Here at Really Wild Bird Food, we understand that choosing the right bird feeder for your garden is important - that's why we offer so many different types! Whether you're looking for a low-level ground feeder, a sturdy feeding station or a compact peanut butter feeder we have plenty to choose from. Let's take a closer look at some of our different bird feeders & the birds they attract so that you can choose the right ones for your garden...

Seed feeders

Seed feeders are a great option if you want to cater to small garden birds like blue tits and robins. By changing the seeds you offer, you can attract a huge variety of birds with only one feeder! We offer some great seeds and seed mixes that your garden birds are sure to enjoy. We grow lots of our bird seed on our very own farm, so you can rest assured that your birds are getting high-quality, nutritional food from your bird feeder. 

ring pull feeder

If you're looking for a great seed feeder, we can recommend our new Ring-Pull Click Metal Seed Feeder (shown above). This seed feeder is made of a durable polycarbonate tube and metal ports, so you know you're buying a seed feeder that will last. This seed feeder can be fully dismantled for cleaning and features a base that 'clicks' off, so you can get every last bit of bird seed out, no problem. We offer these feeders in small, medium or large so that you can choose the perfect sized bird feeder for your garden.

We also offer a whole host of seed feeders that can be filled up with our seed mixes, so if this Ring-Pull Click Metal Seed Feeder doesn't look like the right one for your garden, be sure to browse our other options!

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Suet feeders

Bird lovers will know that suet is a great, high-energy bird food option. Since suet comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, there are a lot of different suet feeders for you to choose from. Some are perfect for holding fat balls, while other are designed for suet cakes, logs and pellets. Suet feeders are generally made of wire or mesh, making it easy for birds to peck at the suet inside. The caging also gives the birds something to grip onto while they feed! Tits and starlings are huge fans of suets, but you'll probably see a wide variety of birds flocking to your suet feeders.

suet feeder

One of our most popular suet feeders is this Nuttery Hexihaus Fatball/Suet Cake FeederNot only does it attract a wide variety of birds, it also has a handy protective cage to prevent sly squirrels from eating all the suet! This beautiful feeder features a sky blue roof, and can fit upto 8 of our delicious fat balls at a time. You won't nedd to worry about it rusting or breaking, it comes with a great 10-year warranty so that you and your birds can enjoy it for years to come.

If you'd like a different type of suet feeder for your garden, we have a lot of different options available. (Be sure to check out our Recycled Suet Cake Feeder for an eco-friendly option!)

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Ground feeders

While seed and suet feeders are perfect for hanging around your garden, ground feeders cater to the birds that like to eat... you guessed it... on the ground! Blackbirds, thrushes, robins and wrens are all happy to eat their food from the ground level, so providing a ground feeder will help you attract a greater range of birds into your garden. The best place to put your ground feeder is near a bush or shrub where the birds will feel safe and protected from predators. Bear in mind that ground feeders may not be the best choice for your garden if you have cats or dogs. A ground feeder guardian can be used to prevent large birds like pigeons eating all the food before the small garden birds get a chance to feast!

 ground feeder

This Wooden Ground Feeding Tray is made from recycled materials and is perfect for life dooos like mealworms or waxworms. The mesh tray at the bottom of the feeder is perfect for allowing rainwater to drain away freely. This means your bird food will stay fresh & dry for much longer. Not to mention it's mush easier to clean and disinfect, meaning your garden birds will be less prone to infections and diseases. Shop our full range of ground feeders below.

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 As you can see, there are a lot of different bird feeders on the market, so if you're not sure which one is the right one for your garden, we'd recommend trying out a few different ones! If you'd like further assistance choosing the right bird feeder for your garden, drop us an email

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