Seagulls will certainly consume any and all bread offered to them! Bread is nutritionally incomplete and doesn’t offer gulls (or other birds or animals) what they need to grow and thrive.

Is bread harmful to seagulls?

DO NOT FEED BREAD – bread is often the first kind of food humans give to birds. However, birds receive very little nutrition from bread and may die from a diet high on bread as this can cause malnutrition, especially in the winter when there is little other food available.

What is the best thing to feed seagulls?

Organic chips, low-salt nuts and cooked, un-spiced spaghetti are good food options for seagulls. Try to stay away from empty carbs like white bread and sugary cereals. Regular Cheerios also are a good source of vitamins for the birds, as are unshelled and unsalted sunflower seeds.

What food is toxic to seagulls?

Among the most common foods that are toxic to birds are:

  • Avocado. The leaves of the avocado plant contain persin, a fatty acid-like substance that kills fungus in the plant. …
  • Caffeine. …
  • Chocolate. …
  • Salt. …
  • Fat. …
  • Fruit pits and apple seeds. …
  • Onions and garlic. …
  • Xylitol.

Will seagulls eat anything?

Seagulls are omnivorous birds that feed on just about anything they can get their beaks around. They eat fish, insects, other birds, small mammals, and much more.

Can you give wild birds bread?

Although bread isn’t harmful to birds, try not to offer it in large quantities, since its nutritional value is relatively low. A bird that is on a diet of predominantly, or only bread, can suffer from serious vitamin deficiencies, or starve. Food left on the ground overnight can attract rats.

Should you feed seagulls in your garden?


Both the RSPB and RSPCA warn that feeding gulls will not only lead to attacks but feeding the birds an un-natural, high calorific, low nutritional diet is detrimental to their health as it can lead to long-term health problems and incurable syndromes such as “Angel Wing”.

Do seagulls remember you?

Seagulls can recognize people by their faces. Researchers found that seagulls are able to identify and remember individual people, especially those who feed them or otherwise interact with them.

How do seagulls know where food is?

Seagulls are one of the few species of seabirds that can survive drinking salt water, enabling them to venture far out to sea in search of food when necessary. This is made possible by a special pair of glands just above the eyes that flush the salt from their system out through their nostrils.