Feeding your local wildlife – badgers & foxes
April 25th, 2015
This is a guide to supporting your local wildlife. These foodstuffs are not suitable for rescued wildlife in captivity, more a list of suitable things you can supplement your furred and feathered friends diet with while they forage for their own too!
Badgers & foxes are omnivores, which means they eat insect, meat and vegetable matter! Which makes them pretty easy to supply food to. Suitable things to feed your local creatures with include
Tinned dog or cat food
Dry cat or dog biscuits
Hard boiled eggs (shells off)
Small pieces of non-citrus fruits (apples, pears, plums)
Dried fruits and raisins
Sunflower hearts (shells off)
Uncooked minced beef
Cooked chicken (no bones)
Mealworms, dried or fresh (badgers only)
Rabbit from your local game dealer
Most meat scraps as long as they are not processed or cured (such as bacon or sausages etc.) as these are too salty
Don’t forget to provide a bowl of water too! Clean water can be hard to get in the summer.