Wild Things Food

Wildthings Swan & Duck Food 

Wildthings Swan & Duck Food is a small, dry nugget that floats on water, remaining accessible to the birds for longer and helping to prevent the water pollution caused by decaying food.  As well as being far more nutritious than bread, it is also extremely tasty!!

Wildthings Hedgehog Food 

NOW WITH MEALWORMS! Hedgehogs are nocturnal and welcome regular meals left out at dusk in a shallow dish. Wildthings Hedgehog Food is a selected blend of dried fruit, mealworms, nuts and crunchy nuggets that hedgehogs love - but most cats and dogs don’t!! 

Wildthings Badger & Fox food 

 Wildthings Badger & Fox Food is a selected blend of meat protein, carbohydrates and fats, with added vitamins and minerals, and the crunchy nuggets are the size and shape they love.


Bread is Bad (for Ducks & Swans)

Why Bread is Bad for Ducks

Not only can bread be fattening to ducks and make it harder for them to fly and otherwise evade predators, feeding ducks bread can also lead to other serious problems.   

  • Duckling Malnutrition: Ducklings require a varied diet and plenty of natural plants and insect proteins to mature properly. If ducks are regularly fed bread, ducklings will not receive adequate nutrition for proper growth and development. Furthermore, because ducks will eagerly seek out an easy food source such as human handouts, ducklings will not learn to forage for natural foods as easily
  • Overcrowding: Where an easy food source is abundant, ducks and other waterfowl will lay more eggs and the pond or lake will become overcrowded. This makes it more difficult for the birds to seek out healthier food sources and increases the likelihood of territorial aggression. In overcrowded areas, predators can also thrive and will impact other bird populations, and diseases can quickly spread through large flocks as well.
  • Pollution: When too much bread is offered to ducks, not all of it will be eaten. Soggy, uneaten bread is unsightly and rotting bread can create noxious odors as well as lead to greater algae growth that can clog waterways and crowd out more desirable plants. This concentrates the pollution and can eventually eradicate fish, amphibians, crustaceans and other life in the vicinity, making good food sources even scarcer.
  • Diseases: Feeding ducks bread can increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection.that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks.

  • Pest Attraction: Rotting food leftover from sated ducks will attract other unwelcome pests such as rats, mice and insects. These pests can also harbor additional diseases that can be dangerous to humans and threatening to other wildlife.
  • Loss of Natural Behavior: When birds become accustomed to handouts, they lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive in order to get more food. Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food.

Spikes Hedgehog Food

There’s nothing spiky about Spike’s hedgehog food – just naturally nutritious and delicious ingredients.

Hedgehogs... prickly little customers

At Spike’s we know about the simple pleasures hedgehogs bring to your garden. The sight of your friendly neighbourhood hedgehog snuffling around on the lookout for food always warms the heart.

The gardener’s friend

Hedgehogs provide a great source of organic pest control. They’ll happily munch their way through a variety of garden pests as they patrol your grounds on the lookout for slugs, snails, centipedes and other little critters.

But, these days, hedgehogs need a helping hand. Leaving food out regularly will attract hedgehogs to your garden, help control pests, and most importantly help the hedgehogs get all the nutrition they need. Please don't forget to leave a shallow bowl of water out too, especially during dry spells.

Spikes Hedgehog food available at The Big Pet Store

Spike’s Dinner 

Spike’s Dinner is a winning combination of nutritious and delicious chicken-based ingredients designed to supplement a hedgehog’s natural daily diet.

Spike’s Meaty Feast

A meaty treat, designed to be fed on its own or in combination with Spike’s Dinner or Wildthings Hedgehog food

Spike’s Tasty Semi-Moist 

A delicious, chicken based food for hedgehogs of all ages. This highly palatable feed can be served on its own or mixed with our other hedgehog foods from the Spike’s range. Fed regularly, it will encourage visits to your garden all year round.


                    


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