Our GRAINballs with wholegrain are made from the finest-quality flaked cereals and provide birds with the energy they need in the form of calorie-rich fats. These high-energy grain balls are suitable for all types of birds and can be fed all year round.
Our volaris GRAINballs Whole Grain are suitable for year-round feeding! As these are always freshly produced natural products, the outside temperature also has an influence on the appearance.
It is possible that some fat balls may no longer have an "optimal" shape or may even be broken when you receive them. We would like to explain to you how this can happen.
Our GRAINballs Whole Grain are free from additives and only have a "natural" binding through the fat. Unfortunately, natural fat becomes softer at temperatures above 10°C and therefore the binding can weaken. Especially in summer at high temperatures, even in the delivery vehicle, it can happen in extreme cases that even all fat balls arrive damaged or broken!
In turn, cold temperatures in winter can cause the balls to harden and become firmer. This means that they can no longer crumble or break so easily. It can happen that the birds don't like to peck at the dumplings for the first few days.
It helps if you press the fat balls down a little before laying them out so that they become slightly more oval. This gives the birds a better "attack surface" for their beaks. Alternatively, crumble the dumplings and then place the crumbs in a shallow dish on the ground in the garden or mix them with the scattered food. Of course, the birds also like to eat the broken fat balls just as much as the whole ones
Our tips for the warm season:
Store the fat balls in a cool, dry place, e.g. in a cool cellar
Our tips for the cold season:
store the fat balls in a dry place, at approx. 15 degrees, press the fat balls lightly before hanging them up protect the fat balls from getting wet, e.g. by using covered feeders, to avoid icing up
The feeders should be cleaned regularly with hot water. If you offer feed, please also remember to provide drinking water for the birds. Especially in winter, when natural water sources such as puddles or water in gutters are frozen, birds also need an extra bowl of water. However, there is no need for an expensive bird bath at the bird feeder; a flower pot saucer or an old soup plate are perfect as a watering place. The water should be changed regularly.