Food for Birds and Squirrels Both birds and squirrels eat similar seeds, nuts, fruits, cracked corn, and other common wildlife feeds. Squirrels, however, are larger and may frighten birds away from feeders, and squirrels can easily chew on feeders to access seed.
What is the best thing to feed squirrels?
As most people know, squirrels love most types of nuts but they will also eat fresh fruit and vegetables. The best thing to feed these animals are either Nuts in Shells, Jumbo Peanuts or specifically made Squirrel Food.
How do you feed birds?
Quote from video: It's best to buy quality food like black oil sunflower seed safflower seed or thistle or seed mixes that contain these and other nutritious ingredients like millet and cracked corn.
How do I make a squirrel and bird feeder?
Free-Form DIY Squirrel Feeder
Just attach a variety of boards, buckets, open-faced bird feeders, and a small platform to a tree trunk, pole, or even a wooden fence. Drill a few large screws through the platform so they poke up above the wood, and then push a dried corncob onto each screw.
What type of food do squirrels like?
In a setting without any human interaction, squirrels enjoy nuts, seeds, tree flowers and tree buds from a variety of trees including butternut, cedar, dogwood, elm, hackberry, hemlock, hickory, maple, mulberry, pine and spruce. They also snack on mushrooms and fungi from time to time.
How do I feed birds to my backyard?
Choose feeders with no sharp edges or points; the design should allow birds to perch away from the food to keep it from becoming soiled. Set up more than one feeder and allow ample space between them to avoid crowding. Choose a feeder with drainage holes, and add a plastic dome to keep seed dry.