Niger Seed

1456 reviews

A favourite of Finches, Niger Seed (also known as Nyger Seed or Nyjer Seed) is rich in oil content and highly nutritious. Treat the Goldfinches in your local area to one of their favourite foods.

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Product Name Price Stock Qty
2kg Niger Seed £4.00 per kg
5kg Niger Seed £3.00 per kg
12.55kg Niger Seed £1.91 per kg
25.1kg Niger Seed (2x 12.55kg) £1.77 per kg
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Niger Seed is rich in oil content and highly nutritious. Treat the Goldfinches in your local area to one of their favourite foods.

Which Bird Feeders Should I Use?

Due to it's small size, you may need a special feeder to feed Niger Seed. We offer a range of niger feeders in a variety of different designs and materials.

Which Birds Love Niger Seed?

How to Store Niger Seed

We recommend storing your bird food in an airtight container in a cool and dry location, to ensure that it remains fresh for the period up to the best before date. 


Please note:
- Niger seed may potentially germinate and grow under feeders if conditions are suitable.

- The 25kg sacks of Niger Seed are delivered as 2x 12.55kg sacks.


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4.8 / 5
1456 review(s)
Excellent 84% 1218 reviews
Great 15% 210 reviews
Average 2% 20 reviews
Poor 1% 6 reviews
Bad 1% 2 reviews
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Dawn 5 days ago
Good quality
Alec a week ago
The goldfinches like it

All orders over £25 are delivered FREE of charge.

For out of areas (e.g. Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Man and outlying areas), please refer to our delivery information for our delivery charges.

Please refer to our delivery information for further delivery details, time frames, options and what to expect.

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Niger Seeds FAQ's

See below answers to some common questions we get asked about niger seeds

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What birds eat Niger seeds?

Niger seed is most loved by finches, who are likely to be the main eaters of it, but most wild birds will happily eat Niger seed, including common redpolls, pine siskins, and sparrows. Find out more by reading our Niger seed feeding guide.

What are Niger seeds?

Niger seeds are the seed of a pretty, yellow flower called Guizotia abyssinica. The seeds are small, black, and loved by birds of all sizes.

Will Niger seed grow in the UK?

No. Niger seed doesn’t grow well in the UK. If you’re concerned about the seed falling off your feeders and bedding in, it is usually heat-treated to prevent it from sprouting anyway.

Where do Niger seeds come from?

Niger seeds are native to Africa.

Do robins eat Niger seeds?

Yes, robins eat Niger seeds.

Do sparrows eat Niger seeds?

Sparrows do eat Niger seeds.

Do squirrels eat Niger seeds?

If they can access them, squirrels will eat Niger seeds.