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cardinal food

Posted by sheena.raprager | January 28, 2013 4:42pm | Viewed 1458 times | 6 replies | Last replied by dextermom34 on February 08, 2013 02:18am

Anyone know a good home-made recipe for cardinal food?
I have a nesting pair in my neighborhood and I would like to make sure they stick around :) 


January 28, 2013 4:57pm

They are not too complicated. Put a feeder 5-6 feet off the ground and fill it with black oil sunflowers.

Make sure they have access to water year round (especially in the cold winter months).


January 28, 2013 5:19pm

I get tons of Cardinals at my house (I live next to a wild life refuge though) but JayinTO is right, I buy the cheapest bag of bird food I can find, then buy a bag of black oil sunflower seeds and mix them together. The other day I had 5 males and 4 females out there. They seem to love the seeds.


January 28, 2013 5:27pm

I skip the cheap stuff, most of is stuff like red milo that no one likes! Except for the mice!


January 29, 2013 7:52pm

We have a pair of cardinals that visit our feeders ...we pamper them with mix of nuts and seeds dried fruit - ( no milo no millet ) they enjoy these seeds - also -- we grade some homemade suet ( organic ) and place it in a container inside the platform feeder - they also enjoy the heated bird bath - ( wish we could find a solar bird bath fountain ...)

Good luck !


February 04, 2013 7:27pm

Oh, the cheap bag I buy is a mix of nuts, seeds and corn, it's a chunky mix, no red milo or millet, just bigger seeds.


February 08, 2013 02:18am

Love the mix bag and I found that Pet smart has the mix bag for 10 dollers and it will go along ways.I have all kinds of birds.Cardinal,blue jays, 5 differant woodpeckers,chickadees and the list goes on.Look at the forum of Keep squirrels out and you can se how I built it cheap.I love love my birds :)

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