Swan and duck food
What to feed ducks? Also, what about feeding ducks bread?
Is there any more relaxing and therapeutic pastime than feeding the ducks at your local pond or park? And if some beautiful and elegant swans happen to visit, so much the better! Whether we’re taking the kids for a fun walk or simply relaxing and enjoying some solitude after a stressful day, there’s nothing more cleansing than being able to feed and care for your local bird life. But many still bring a loaf of stale bread to feed their local ducks and swans. And while this may be accepted with great enthusiasm, it lacks the nutrition that these birds need to thrive in the wild. Instead, feed them our tastier and infinitely more nutritious range of swan and duck foods!
What do ducks eat in their natural habitat?
Ducks are actually omnivores. This means they will naturally feed on both plants and animals. Depending on the nature of their habitat, in the wild their diet usually consists of things like small fish, small frogs and molluscs, if they are located in wetland areas. However, in grassland areas, ducks will typically consume grass, grains and various seeds. Some ducks are known to frequent garden ponds and feast on the floating pond food given to fish. Regardless of location, ducks also like to eat fish eggs, algae and various insects. Many people are not aware, but ducks also consume small amounts of sand, gravel or other 'grit' like substances. This helps to aid their digestion and is important for gut health.
What do Swans eat?
Swans, like ducks, are also omnivores. They eat algae and other vegetation found on the riverbed. Swans have very long and flexible necks that allows them to easily dive down to the riverbed and collect a meal. They will also eat small fish and frogs. In addition to a river based diet, they will also happily consume short-cropped grass in fields.
The importance of feeding local ducks and swans
Swans and ducks are a part of our national identity. The former is the Queen’s bird and the latter are universally beloved throughout the land. In recent years, there has been much confusion about whether we’re doing good or harm by feeding our local wild birds. But the truth is that growing human habitation is leading to potential habitat loss which makes feeding our ducks, geese and swans more important than ever. The key, of course, is feeding them the right nutritious and palatable foods.
That’s where we come in!
Check out our range of duck feed and be amazed at the value!
We pride ourselves on supplying an outstanding range of nutritious foods for ducks and swans including pellets and floating food mixes. We provide everything you need to provide your local bird life with nutritious and well balanced meals.
What’s more, we’re passionate about driving down prices with numerous products in our range below their RRP. We even have some great multi-buy deals across our range of swan and duck food lines.
All natural ingredients
Not only are all of our swan and duck foods tasty and nutritionally balanced, they’re also made from the highest quality natural ingredients including seafood, wholegrains and mollusc shells for a diet that is not only tastier for ducks and swans than bread but gives them the perfect balance of proteins, fats and fibre.
What’s more, our swan and duck foods are designed to float for longer to keep them accessible to waterfowl while also helping to prevent the contamination and pollution to the water that occur when unclaimed food is left to decay beneath the surface.
Quality duck food from brands you trust
At Little Peckers, we are extremely selective when it comes to the bird food manufacturers we choose to represent our brand. We choose only the most reliable and trusted manufacturers with a reputation for highly palatable foods made from the highest quality ingredients. That’s why you’ll only find known and trusted brands like Charnwood, Brambles, Wild Things and Versele Laga in our ranges.
For quality waterfowl feeds for swans, ducks, geese, coots and moorhens in your area you know that you can trust us at Little Peckers.
Enjoy browsing our range of quality swan and duck feed, all at very affordable prices!
Here is a great article from The Canal River Trust looking at things you didn't know you could feed ducks.