A lifetime of tradition that we got wrong!

I am sure everyone has fond memories of visiting the duck park, as a child or with a child.  The memories include feeding the ducks stale bread.  I know I am guilty of this and have the memories of when I did this myself as a child and with my son.  Some things you are never too old to participate in and some things you learn along the way.  I didn’t know that feeding birds bread would lead to all sorts of problems, death being one of them.

I found out that whilst we are lovingly feeding the ducks, what we are feeding them causes havoc with their insides.  It is the same as a humans eating junk food. The bread contains no nutritional value at all.

Alongside what it does to the birds, it has a bad effect on the environment they live in; attracting rats and polluting their environment with growth of harmful algae.

So instead of feeding them bread use this list instead:

  • Oats
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rice (Cooked or uncooked)
  • Milo
  • Bird Seeds
  • Defrosted Peas
  • Cake Crumbs
  • Crushed Biscuits
  • Grated Cheese
  • Over Ripe Strawberries
  • Grapes Cut in Half
  • Earthworms
  • Meal Worms (Fresh or Dried)
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Green Salad Mixes
  • Vegetable Peelings/Pieces

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