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Extra Select Niger Seed 12.75 Kg

4.7 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
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  • Complementary wild bird feed
  • Regular source of vital protein
  • Vat free
  • Easily digestible
  • Requires special feeder for niger seed
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Size: 12.75 kg
Technical Details
Item Weight13 Kg
Product Dimensions60 x 37.4 x 13.4 cm
Pet Life StageAdult
Size12.75 kg
Weight12.8 Kilograms
Number of Items1
Quantity1
Storage InformationBefore Opening, Store in cool dry conditions, after opening store in an airtight container in dry cool conditions
  
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ASINB007QD0JGY
Best Sellers Rank 1,178 in Pet Supplies (See top 100)
Shipping Weight13 Kg
Date First Available28 Mar. 2012
  
 

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Size Name:12.75 kg

Product Description

Extra Select Niger Seeds is a superb little seed, easily digestible and high in oils, protein and energy. It is loved by finches and tits and its favourable amino acid pattern means it is very useful when fledgings are about.

Not to be confused with thistle for which it is often mistaken (and often mis-sold).

You will need a special feeder for niger because the seeds are so light and will be blown out of the usual tubular types, but it’s certainly worth it.

Best fed from a feeder.

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By Jaksenpollock TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 Dec. 2012
Size: 12.75 kg Verified Purchase
If you want to attract goldfinches, greenfinches and siskens into your garden then this is the must have food. You do need a special feeder though. Buying it in big bags is a real money saver because the smaller ammounts are in my opinion over-priced. I only have one feeder out at present but use two if the weather turns nasty and I expect to use the whole bag this winter and spring. Bag arrived on time and I would buy my next bag from this supplier.
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By Dolphin #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 1 Mar. 2013
Size: 12.75 kg Verified Purchase
Nyger seed is very, very popular with Goldfinches and if you have any in the area, it is likely they will seek out a feeder in your garden if it's filled with it. The seed is tiny and so it won't go in any of the standard seed feeders so you need to get a special type if feeding this long term or you could end up wasting a lot.

This 12.75 Kg bag contains a large amount of seed and, if you have never fed it before or seen Goldfinches in the area, I would suggest you get a smaller quantity to start with to ensure you get sufficient takers. Although Nyger seed is supposed to be eaten by other birds including Nuthatches, I have only seen Goldfinches and their young at my feeders (although they do gorge themselves and that may mean other birds don't have a chance to feed).

Nyger seed feeders are made of plastic and have only a couple of small holes through which the seed is plucked by the birds. Even so, a great deal of seed is simply dropped by the birds and so something under the feeder is essential unless you want to grow thistles. You could just place something on the ground to collect dropped seeds but it is possible to buy trays that bolt to the underside of the feeder so you have an all-in-one feeder.

If you don't want to get a Nyger seed feeder, Goldfinches are also really partial to sunflower hearts, which can be fed from a standard feeder and offer a good food source that seems to appeal to all species.
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If you are lucky niger seeds in a tiny holed feeder will attract goldfinches in large number. They are a joy to watch, brightly colour argumentative acrobatic little birds that squabble constantly. They have a distinctive light giggling song and usually hang about in big groups. In the late summer the dangle upside down on thistles to eat the seeds, I have no idea what they eat the rest of the year but the do love the niger seeds. Despite the tinyness of the hole in the feeder, they do make a terrible mess so try to get a feeder with a try underneath to catch the dropped seeds. Having said that the seeds don't seem to harm the plants underneath and don't germinate in the garden (phew). It is a great price for this quantity of seeds - get some air-tight storage containers to decant the seeds into when you have opened the bag (old fat ball containers work well for this but you will need a few)
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By Philip VINE VOICE on 16 Jan. 2013
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Fantastic value....but beware if you are buying his to feed general birds as its a specialised feed for certain species, and a lot of birds won't touch it, nor will squirrels etc.
it also requires a specialised bird seed holder.
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I was pleased to find this on amazon with many 5* reviews, as I have bought nyger/niger seed in the past, and know it has to be just right for finches to come. I also bought a new perforated feeder, which is essential with this tiny seed.

The bag arrives within a cardboard box. Once this strong plastic sack is opened, there is a real danger of all the seed slipping out allover the place if the bag is knocked over, I have tied the top up, but it is something to take care with. The seed looks fine, top quality, I was impressed and reassured by all the positive reviews for this type. It is intriguing to imagine the faming effort that goes into producing such large quantities of what is in effect thistle seed.

So now I am set to watch a colourful, rewarding show of finches, which I know are nearby as I have caught sight of them in the bushes and hedges, near my other feeders. I think in the summer when the other birds don't need so much feeding support it is a lovely idea to feed this specialist seed for the smaller more vulnerable beauties out there. More news as it happens...
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Got no problem with the quality of this product, it's quite literally a bird magnet. But what I have difficulty in understanding is the price hike, from £25 in September to £50 in November, exactly 2 months later. Someone is profiteering. Well, because money is tight it's staying on their shelves and the birds can find food elsewhere.
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Size: 12.75 kg Verified Purchase
very good value for money and the Finches love it, so we have the pleasure of watching them. Money well spent and will certainly be using this seller again.
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The Goldfinches really love these Niger seeds. It's much more economical to buy the 12.75Kg bag rather than the small sizes. You could buy a small size to see if you have goldfinches nearby but once they have found them they disappear rapidly. You need a special Niger feeder as the seeds are vey small and fall out of an ordinary seed feeder.
I have found that all the seeds from Extra Select are very good quality.
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