Are आप या your birds tired of bird seed? Here are some strange things आप can put out for a special treat, and help get rid of leftovers.
1. Cookies- Birds प्यार कुकीज़ as much as people do! Just be sure that the कुकीज़ आप leave them don't contain chocolate, because that is dangerous for them. Try oatmeal raisin, sugar, या other kinds of home-made या store-bought cookies.
2. Eggshells- Although it may not sound appetizing to us, they are an important calcium स्रोत for birds. Serve them crushed up, but be sure to boil them या cook them first to kill any salmonella.
3. Doughnuts- These yummy treats are a good स्रोत of fat for birds. Woodpeckers especially प्यार jelly-filled ones! I've found that putting them in a suet cage is a good way to serve them. Again, no chocolate.
4. Meat- Most birds are omnivores, so insects are a part of their diet. Most will eat raw meat as well. They like ground beef, I think because it looks a little like worms. They'll also eat cooked chicken (if that isn't disturbing to you).
5. Non-Traditional Nuts- आप may be familiar with feeding पीनट्स to birds, but they also enjoy almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and most other nuts आप can think of.
6. Noodles- Birds will eat leftover, cooked pasta. Just make sure it is the small kind, like orzo, cous cous, elbow, wagon wheel, etc. They might go for स्पघेटी, स्पेगेटी या एंजल hair पास्ता if it is chopped up into smaller pieces.
7. Dog Food- Dog खाना is a good protein स्रोत for birds, especially in the winter. It helps if आप soak it in water first and lay it out on a cookie sheet. Blue jays प्यार it!
8. PB&J Sandwiches- Make an extra सैंडविच for your birds अगला time! They प्यार मूंगफली, मूंगफली का मक्खन and jelly, because they combine two great bird foods. Whole wheat या white bread, they don't care which.
9. Leftover Rice- If आप have extra चावल around, आप can put it in a hopper, tube, या tray feeder. Make sure it is cooked first, though. Uncooked चावल can be dangerous for birds to ingest.
10. Cheese- Cheese is another good calcium स्रोत for birds. They like any kinds, like mozzarella, cheddar, colby jack, bleu, etc. If आप serve it in chunks, they'll still enjoy it.