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Peanuts in Shell
Peanuts in Shell
Peanuts in Shell

Peanuts in Shell

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Brand Maltbys' Stores

Peanuts in shells, also known as monkey nuts, are simply peanuts that are still in their shells. Peanuts in shells are a great source of energy and are naturally high in fat. This is particularly great for wild birds during the winter months, but they can be used as a wild bird food all year round. Since the safety of wild birds is our chief priority, we only supply peanuts in shells that we are sure have come from a reputable supplier, and we reject any that have tested positive for dangerous traces of aflatoxin. Aflatoxin, a substance that can build up naturally in peanut crops, is extremely harmful to birds, and often builds up in peanuts that are older or of a lower quality. This is why we provide only the freshest possible peanuts we can to our customers.
Many species of wild birds love peanuts in shells. It can also be hugely entertaining watching any feathered visitors to your garden picking their way through the shells to reach the tasty peanuts inside. Many smaller bird species, including the blue tit, are particularly fond of peanuts in shells, and will spend a long time picking over them even when easier-to-obtain seeds or nuts are present. Not only this, but peanuts in shells can also be used as a treat for a number of cage and aviary birds, including parrots. The fact that they have to peck into the shells to reach the nuts provides not only a tasty snack, but also helps to keep them engaged and active.
Lots of animals other than birds can eat peanuts in shells, either as a regular food or as a tasty treat. They are great as a supplementary snack for many small animals and rodents, including hamsters, gerbils, mice and rats. They are also a fantastic food for squirrels, and will likely attract many furry friends to your garden. However, for those people who only want to feed wild birds and consider squirrels to be a nuisance, we would not recommend using peanuts in shell as a ground or table feed. If you still want to use peanuts in shells, invest in a squirrel-proof wild bird feeder, or try hanging a few peanuts in shells on strings. This will make them a tasty prospect for the small birds visiting your feeding area.

Product Information
Available Sizes: 1kg, 2kg, 5kg, 11.3kg
Composition: 100% Peanuts in Shells

LOVED BY MANY - At Maltbys’, we understand that feeding wild birds is both a highly rewarding and entertaining pastime. Also, with many bird species sadly in decline, feeding wild birds is now more vital than ever in aiding conservation efforts.

TAILOR-MADE NUTRITION - We work closely with our suppliers to find the best quality wild bird foods we can source, and because we understand that different bird species have different dietary requirements, we sell a wide range of wild bird seeds and mixes to suit all avian dietary needs.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – We source only the best quality foods we can find at the fairest possible prices, which means that our wild bird foods will keep your feathered friends returning to your feeding station again and again!

ONE OF THE UK’S BIGGEST SUPPLIERS - We receive new stock on average every 3 weeks or less, which means that we always provide the freshest possible product we can to our customers. This helps the product to retain its essential natural oils and nutrients, and reduces the risk of mould.


A complete seed product intended for wild bird feeding. Maltbys’ Stores do not sell any products intended for human consumption.

This product has been stored and packaged in a warehouse where it may have come into contact with common allergens, including (but not limited to): milk, egg, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.

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