ALL BIRD SEED ORDERS COME WITH FREE NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY.
If your order includes one of our bird seed products, delivery is FREE! This makes our feeds superb value for money—not only are they of a very high quality, you don’t have to pay a penny extra for delivery!
We offer a 60-day money back guarantee on ALL purchases.
If you’re not totally happy with your Really Wild Bird Food order, contact us within 60 days and we’ll arrange a replacement or a refund.
Of course, we’re confident that you’ll be more than satisfied with the quality of our products - but in the unlikely event that we fall short of your expectations, please don’t hesitate to call 01489 896785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
You must contact us within 60 days of your order date to claim a replacement / refund.
REALLY WILD BIRD FOOD IS A FAMILY BUSINESS. WE AIM TO PROVIDE AN OUTSTANDING SERVICE WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH THAT SHOWS WE CARE!
Founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Richard and Lesley Smith, Really Wild Bird Food is a family-run business and we do everything we can to take care of our customers. Most of the feeds we sell are grown right here on our very own farm in Hampshire, so we can vouch for their quality!
We’re always happy to hear from our customers, so whether you’re new here or you’ve been buying our seeds for years, please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello!
We take pride in the quality of our bird seed. We have over 30 years’ experience of creating nutritious, high-quality food for garden birds. Most of the feeds we sell are home-grown on our farm in Hampshire, and we focus continuously on quality to ensure that you birds get only the very best.
The team work hard to produce superior feeds that deliver consistently high nutritional value and amazing taste! We keep a close eye on the cleanliness and quality of our feeds, and the health of your garden birds is always at the front of our minds.
Other sellers may appear to be cheaper, but they don’t match our quality. Their seed mixes often contain poor, cheap ingredients with a lot of filler to bulk them out. What might seem like a bargain is, more often than not, wasted by garden birds—and don’t forget, we offer FREE DELIVERY on all bird food orders, so our feeds are excellent value for money with no annoying hidden charges at the checkout.
We at Really Wild Bird Food take our environmental responsibilities very seriously.
We do everything we can to limit our carbon footprint. Our high-quality bird feeds are grown using environmentally responsible farming methods, and we source products from within the UK where possible. Our goal is to minimise the distance our feeds have travelled by the time they make it to your bird table.
We also offer a range of eco-friendly products to help our customers be kind to the environment.
Grey squirrels are a bit like marmite – you either love them or hate them! Some people really enjoy watching the antics of squirrels as they raid the bird feeders and try to overcome our inventive methods for deterring them. However, more often than not, people ask us for advice about how to stop squirrels (and also large birds) getting onto feeders and scaring off your favourite garden birds. Squirrels are very determined animals and can cause major damage to property and land; they can also be extremely noisy, particularly during breeding season. Here are a few tips for outsmarting the squirrels in your garden.
Squirrels are rodents, and are born to gnaw. Their incisors never stop growing, so they must chew constantly to keep them worn down. They have seemingly insatiable appetites and can easily consume up to 1kg of food per week! They are also extremely cunning, and physically equipped to successfully overcome the obstacles that we put in their way.
Anyone who has ever tried to outsmart a squirrel with a mechanical device knows how difficult this can be. Squirrels can climb polished steel poles. They can leap more than 8 feet. Their tails give them phenomenal balance, allowing them to effortlessly cross long lengths of thin wire. They can dig and, yes, they can even swim – so building a moat to protect your bird feeders from squirrels is probably not the answer either!
If you are troubled by squirrels in your garden and on your feeders and bird tables. You essentially have three options, the first is to adopt a few squirrel-deterring methods and hope they do the trick. The second is to provide an alternative feeding station just for the squirrels, so that they leave your bird feeders alone. And finally, if your squirrels are becoming intolerable, then you can contact a local squirrel control service who will come out, remove the offenders, and give you advice about preventive measures. You should be able to find a squirrel control service online or in a local directory under ‘Pest Control’.
If you do decide to take option number one – outsmarting your squirrels – then here are a few things to try:
Buy a squirrel proof feeder and hang it on a pole system in the middle of your lawn, approximately 10ft away from tree branches and bushes.
Before buying a squirrel-resistant feeder, it may be worth considering what this actually means! Some brands come with a lifetime guarantee against squirrel damage, but do not prevent squirrels accessing the food within.
Caged feeders like those in the Nuttery™ range are also called 'squirrel resistant' since the cage surrounding the central chamber will prevent easy access to the bird food, but squirrels can still be very adept at gaining access.
We now stock a range of tube feeder 'guardians' – cylindrical mesh guard cages that sit over the top of tube feeders. These come in a range of sizes, depending on the size of feeder you wish to protect.
Our most popular (and, in our opinion, most effective) squirrel proof feeders are the Squirrel Buster range and the Droll Yankee Flipper. The Squirrel Buster seed feeders are weight-activated and shut off feeding ports when a squirrel lands on them.
Other things which might be worth trying are devices that help prevent squirrels from gaining access to hanging feeders. Squirrel baffles and squirrel dome act as effective blockers, deterring squirrels.
Greasing your feeder pole to stop squirrels scaling it may also be worth a try.
Ground feeding your garden birds may be another alternative. Rather than hanging feeders up, try feeding from trays which are protected by ground feeding guardians. These guardians come in two mesh sizes – the small mesh will prevent squirrels squeezing through and accessing the food.