RSPCA’s reindeer food mix recipe:
The RSPCA’s reindeer food mix is glitter-free (even ‘edible’ glitter is very bad for wildlife and flying reindeer), and require only simple store cupboard ingredients.
- A handful of wild bird seed (which may include sunflower hearts, naked rolled oats, dried mealworms, yellow millet, kibbled peanuts and black sunflower seeds) – this is what helps the reindeers fly!
- A few rolled oats
- Some dried fruit, like cranberries (if you have a dog, please don’t use grapes, raisins, sultanas or currants as these can be poisonous for dogs)
- Some dried insects – Rudolph and his bird friends love mealworms and waxworms
- Some grated cheese
- A hint of chilli powder – it helps keep Rudolph’s nose glowing red! Don’t worry, birds can’t taste it but it will stop squirrels and rodents from stealing the food before Rudolph arrives..
Mix it all together, then sprinkle it on your lawn, put on a bird table or leave it in a bowl by your front door just before you go to bed.