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Loading up on nuts

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WenM

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Well, with holiday season fast approaching our local grocery stores and Walmarts have the great big bins of nuts. Ray needs the fat and adores the fun of finding them and cracking. Not like it's a challenge or anything but he does like them.

I loaded up on Brazil nuts, almonds, pecans and heazell nuts, mostly Brazil nuts and almonds. They were $3.49 lb. We have 15 lb of nuts right now. I'll be going back - we will store in containers for a while and freeze.

Precautions: Almonds can be tricky because of wet seasons so watch for mold. You may need to hand pick through the bin for the good ones rather than using the big scoop they keep in there. Also when freezing, thaw and feed immediately - don't leave them out for several days after thawing. Nuts get condensation after being frozen so can mold quicker than when they were originally dry.
 

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I get mine in bulk and freeze also. am glad they are in season now - order them online when they are not - may have to cave in and get the birds their own freezer - I have a 22 cubic ft freezer that has more bird stuff than people stuff now :eek:
 

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Thanks for the info!:hug8:
 

Gen120

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wow, that is awesome! I am going to have to get some more nuts for my fids too!
 

geekasaurus

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MANNN i went to walmart friday and they had no nuts!
maybe ill go to the health food store
MY BIRDS NEED NUTZ!
 

Welshanne

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We tend to stock pile around now and Xmas as come the New Year there are only the shelled variety on sale anywhere with us and quite expensive.
It is surprising how quickly they chomp their way throught them as well. :rofl:
 

WenM

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Yep, seems like after Christmas its pretty tough to find them unless you order online and then have to pay shipping. I'm loading up!
 

Birdlover

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I love this time of year :D Definitely time to load up on the nuts!
 
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