will possums eat bird seed

One night I looked out in my backyard and saw this weird creature under out bird feeder. It turned out to be an opossum. Did you know that they eat birdseed?

Of course I knew opossums ate birdseed. Besides birds and opossums, lots of other creatures like birdseed: skunks, racoons, chipmunks and, if you are lucky, maybe even a squirrel or two. Last year some lady gave us a photo of a runaway horse that stopped for a quick snack at her bird feeder. We have seen other pictures of bears, foxes and even the shy flying squirrels at feeders. Getting a surprise visitor is one of the most rewarding things about putting out a bird feeder.

Everything eats birdseed. And why not? It’s good for you. Just look what’s in most mixed birdseed – sunflower, cracked corn and millet. Sunflower seeds are full of protein and taste great. Even those overpaid, crybaby baseball players who can afford anything eat sunflower seeds. And we all know how important corn is. Entire civilizations have survived for years on corn until Pizza Hut was discovered. Stop in a health food store sometime, you’ll find Granola Heads lining up to buy all kinds of freaky food made out of millet.

My goal is to get the government to serve birdseed as part of the school lunch program. The kids would be healthier and I’d be rich. Also, by serving birdseed, it would be easier for the students to spot any hunks of thumbs in their food

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When I looked out into my backyard one night, I noticed this strange creature beneath our bird feeder. It turned out to be an opossum. Did you know that they eat birdseed?.

Of course I knew opossums ate birdseed. Many other animals, such as skunks, racoons, chipmunks, and, if you’re lucky, perhaps even a squirrel or two, enjoy birdseed in addition to birds and opossums. A woman last year sent us a picture of a stray horse that stopped at her bird feeder to have a quick snack. Other images of foxes, bears, and even the timid flying squirrels at feeders have been shown to us. The best part of setting out a bird feeder is when you get a surprise visitor.

Everything eats birdseed. And why not? It’s good for you. Take a look at what’s typically found in mixed bird seed: millet, cracked corn, and sunflower. Sunflower seeds are full of protein and taste great. Sunflower seeds are a staple food for even the overpaid, whiny baseball players who can afford anything. And we all know how important corn is. Pizza Hut was discovered after years of entire civilizations surviving on corn. When you visit a health food store, you’ll see Granola Heads queuing up to purchase a variety of strange millet-based foods.

Getting the government to include birdseed in the school lunch program is my main objective. The kids would be healthier and I’d be rich. Additionally, the students would find it simpler to identify any chunks of thumb in their food if birdseed was served.


What animals eat bird seed at night?

Some of these animals that you might have seen during the day or at night include raccoons, mice, rats, rabbits, skunks, foxes, or even deer, though most still prefer to feed at night. Depending on location, a few other animals that may visit our yards for a midnight snack are opossums, flying squirrels, and bears.

How do I keep possums away from my bird feeder?

While they are good climbers, opossums are only likely to discover a feeder when it has a lot of seed spillage to the ground. A daily cleanup of discarded seed (and any other potential food source) is often enough to discourage them.

What is a possums favorite food?

The possum menu consists of dead animals, insects, rodents and birds. They also feed on eggs, frogs, plants, fruits and grain. A little known fact about a possum’s diet is their need for high amounts of calcium. Due to this fact, possums readily eat the skeletal remains of rodents and other roadkill animals.

What should you not feed possums?

Do not feed possums almonds, cheese, onions, dairy products, green potatoes or junk food. Put food in containers in high, sheltered areas. Spread the food throughout the enclosure to promote natural foraging. Possums need fresh water daily.