Why We Do NOT Feed The Ducks

Bread and birdseed do not contain the nutrients required to keep native birds healthy.  They do contain additives that are not part of the diet of our indigenous birds.  The wrong types of food and a lack of required nutrients can cause birds to become sickly, less resistant to disease and less able to escape predators such as cats and foxes.

Birds become dependant on handouts and will no longer forage for their "natural" foods.

Bread attracts other pests:

Food handouts attract Domestic feral ducks which can, and do, cross-breed with native ducks.  In New Zealand the population of native pure-bred Black Ducks is under serious threat due to cross-breeding with feral ducks.

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