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Peanut Butter on Trees

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So I've heard that lots of people smear peanut butter on trees for the birds. Does this cause a problem with ants? If so, do the birds just eat the ants too? I'm thinking about trying it but I don't know if I want to deal with a sticky mess of ants. Can anybody who has tried this give me some feedback on this technique?

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I have spread peanut butter on trees and had no issues with ants but I found that the birds weren't too fond of it. (Maybe I get the wrong brand.) I also spread bacon grease on the trees during the winter. All the birds love that and of course, no ants during those cold months anyway.

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LOL. That's the other thing I'm worried about....if they don't like it and then I just have a messy tree for no reason.

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I have done it and the birds love it. I use organic peanut butter. THe only ingredient is peanuts. No presevatives, no sugar no palm oil and no artificial sweeteners. Those darn birds eat better than most humans...

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spyonabird: Mine eat better than most humans too! Only the best for my feathered friends! Do they prefer crunchy or creamy?

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spyonabird: Mine eat better than most humans too! Only the best for my feathered friends!

You should see what I feed my dog. :) . Plus he had more MRI's than most people and has an Ophthalmologist.

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one way to do it is cut a piece of limb or branch maybe 3 inches in diameter and a foot or so long. screw a hook eye into one end and drill holes up and down the sides and fill with peanut butter or homemade suet mix hang it on a pole or from a limb. and you can take it down easily and hose it off.

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id be more worried about attracting bears into my yard. last thing i wanna see at 6 in the morning while im taking the dog out to pee is momma bear and her cubs munching on a tree in front of my house

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As soon as I saw the title of this thread, I thought not here, it would be ant city!

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id be more worried about attracting bears into my yard. last thing i wanna see at 6 in the morning while im taking the dog out to pee is momma bear and her cubs munching on a tree in front of my house

Nope......I don't think you need to use peanut butter. lol We don't have any that come in our area. So I'm good.

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You should see what I feed my dog. :) . Plus he had more MRI's than most people and has an Ophthalmologist.

I'm in rescue and boy, does this sound familiar:) I haven't been to a doctor in ages and need to see the dentist. But the dogs have dentals all the time.

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The alternative is to spread it on a board and HANG it on the tree and take it down at night. I DO put peanut butter out.

Another alternative is peanut butter blocks. They work great.

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