Feeding Ducks Bread is Very Bad for Them, DONT!Keith
Feeding Ducks Bread is Bad, Don’t feed them it.
The RSPB has said people should never feed chips, crackers, cereal, sweets and mouldy food to ducks
They warned that feeding ducks are likely to fill up on tasty white bread, which has no real nutritional value, instead of eating more healthy types of food. RSPB spokesperson said: “Feeding ducks on the park pond, geese and swans on rivers – is often the first contact children have with wildlife.
But it is important that we’re feeding ducks the right kind of food to help keep them healthy, whilst ensuring our waterways are kept in a good condition”.
Six things you should NEVER feed ducks
What not to feed ducks
Bread, chips, crackers, cereal and sweets have little nutritional value, while mouldy food can be very harmful to ducks’ health. Also uneaten bread goes mouldy, pollutes waterways and also affects fish.
The RSPB, said: “There is a risk that ducks and other waterfowl can get an illness known as angel wing, which is caused by not getting the right nutrients in their diet.
The illness causes a deformity in birds’ wings that can affect the way they fly or even stop them altogether, which would be fatal. Uneaten, rotting food left by ducks can trigger noxious odours and fuel algae that can eventually eradicate fish from the area, as well as attracting vermin.
Mouldy bread can also cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can wipe out waterfowl in flocks.”
Six things you should feed ducks
Surprisingly ducks like tinned, frozen and fresh corn as well as flapjacks, rolled oats and instant porridge. Corn, lettuce, peas, oats, rice and seeds are six things that people should feed to ducks.