Peanuts that have been left inside of their shells.
These prove popular with large cage birds, such as Parrots and Parakeets, and some small animals such as squirrels and chinchillas.
Available at the sizes of 250g, 500g, 1kg, or 3kg.
Usage – Parrots and wild birds
Food Type – Complementary
Composition – Peanuts in shells or Monkey Nuts are simply peanuts still contained within the natural shell
Instructions – hang from feeder or trees.
Peanuts in shells is an old-fashioned way of feeding the birds. Thread peanuts together with cotton or string and hang from tree or feeder. Will provide much amusement to birds. Excellent squirrel food if you wish to keep them away from your feeders.
Can parrots eat peanuts?
The answer to this question is yes, parrots can eat peanuts. In fact, peanuts contain a variety of nutrients that play an important role in a parrot's diet.
With that being said, you really need to be careful with what kinds of peanuts you feed your parrot.
Speciality peanuts can contain added salts and spices that can be harmful to parrots.
Furthermore, low quality peanut shells can contain something called Aflatoxin which can lead to disease in parrots.
For this reason, you need to select your peanuts very carefully.