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CJs have long been associated with providing the very best when it comes to bird food.....
Having been the first to introduce Kibbled Peanuts, Black Sunflower Seeds, Sunflower Hearts and Nyjer Seed to the UK as major new wild bird foods, we know what we're looking for when it comes to selecting the best ingredients that will be of benefit to - and loved by - your garden birds!
Which food do I choose for my garden birds?
We aim to help you select the right choice for you and your garden visitors. Different species like different foods so, as a rule of thumb, the more varieties of food you put out the greater the number of species you will attract. Did you know, for example, that Robins love mealworms, Goldfinches adore Nyjer Seed and Blue Tits have a passion for Sunflower Hearts?
Generally, birds will go for the food that offers them the best source of energy, so the higher the calories the better as far as birds are concerned. Which is why we clearly mark our foods with the calorie content (shown per 100g). Select from over twenty foods to entice the birds and bring your garden to life.
Caring for Live Foods
Follow our top tips for caring for live foods:
Storing Live Foods
Mealworms delivered in 100g tubs: your mealworms can be stored in the tubs they are delivered in when following the care instructions below.
Mealworms delivered in 500g paper sacks: on arrival transfer your loose worms into a shallow, smooth sided tray or tub and add mealworm food. If the container has a lid it should be well ventilated to prevent your worms becoming damp and dying in a short time.
Delivery of Live Foods
In most cases live foods will be despatched with the rest of your order (where applicable) and delivered to you by our courier on our standard next day delivery service.
To ensure your live foods are delivered to you in the best possible condition, any live foods ordered after 3pm on a Thursday will be despatched by Royal Mail the following Monday, the rest of your order (where applicable) will be sent by courier. This is to ensure that live foods are not in transit over the weekend.
We may also opt to despatch live foods by Royal Mail in the following circumstances:
By feeding our foods you will be helping to provide the birds with a nutritious diet, vital for their survival. Our research has shown that many other bird foods available are not sufficiently high in energy, oils or protein and are a poor substitute to the birds' natural food supply.
Storing Your Bird Food
Once opened, store food in a cool, dry place and use within 3 months.
Selecting the right Ingredients
We are proud of our rigorous standards when sourcing our ingredients. By starting with the highest quality raw materials, with high oil content, we know we're offering the best nutrition for your birds.
Reducing our impact on the environment
To reduce the transport mileage of our foods we use UK-sourced products wherever practical. The balance of our black sunflower seeds and, therefore, all our sunflower hearts, are grown within mainland Europe. The wheat we use is usually sourced from farms local to our site.
Unless otherwise stated, food is not supplied with a feeder.
Note for pet owners
Dog and cat owners should take extra care not to allow their pets to eat any products containing sultanas (or raisins) as, even in small amounts, these dried fruits can cause serious kidney problems.
We have marked products that contain these ingredients with this specific icon (see right).