Living with Birds Sunflower Hearts for Garden Birds

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Sunflower Hearts

Maximum nutrition, minimum mess

They’re one of the most popular wildlife foods you can buy, and for very good reason. Every 100g of sunflower seeds comes loaded with no less than 20g of carbohydrate, 20g of protein and 50g of fat. The perfect wild wildlife food!

These sunflower hearts are stripped of their husks to provide maximum nutrition without any mess: many species find them easier to cope with than whole sunflowers.

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Your questions answered

Are sunflower hearts good for birds?

Sunflower hearts are a firm favourite among garden birds and will attract a whole host of visitors to your feeders. Easily digestible, they are enriched with healthy oils and have exceptionally high energy content, meaning they are perfect for year-round feeding.

Can sunflower seeds go bad?

Like many types of bird food, if not stored correctly sunflower seeds can go stale. They should be kept in a cool, dry place with minimum exposure to moisture, heat, or light to keep them fresh and nutritious for your garden birds. If they begin to give off an unpleasant smell, this could be a sign that they are turning bad.

Do sunflower hearts germinate?

Sunflower hearts are not able to germinate after being removed from their husks. Germination will only occur if the sunflower seed is whole and is exposed to the right levels of moisture, heat, and oxygen.

Are sunflower hearts poisonous to dogs?

Sunflower hearts are not harmful to dogs if digested. However, whilst they are not poisonous, if the sunflower seeds are not dehusked first the shells can be hard for dogs to swallow and digest, so could present a choking hazard. Dogs can also have allergies to seeds and nuts, so it is best to be cautious if feeding sunflower hearts to your dog.

Are sunflower hearts the same as sunflower seeds?

A sunflower heart is not the same as a sunflower seed. A sunflower seed has a hard outer shell, also known as a husk, and within this lies the sunflower ‘heart’. Many species, particularly smaller birds, have difficulty breaking open whole sunflower seeds in order to remove the hearts. This is the most nutritional part of the seed, full of protein, fat and carbohydrate. Sunflower hearts are loved by many species of garden birds. They are easier to consume, whilst also preventing the discarded husk waste around your bird feeders.

None of our sacks weigh more than 12.55kgs. They're easier to store and safer to carry than big, bulky sacks.


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