Niger (which can also be spelt Njger or Nyjer) seeds are small, black, oil-rich seeds from the Ramtil plant, native to Ethiopia. Closely related to sunflower seeds, Goldfinches, Siskins and Redpolls absolutely love them!
High in calories and oil, niger seed is a nutritious source of energy for backyard birds and is one of the most popular types of bird seed. A favourite of Gold and Green Finches and Sparrows.
Because Nyjer is such a fine seed, it should be fed from a Niger Seed feeder to ensure the seed is not accidentally spilled and wasted. Birds that prefer Nyjer are seed-eating species, typically with small, pointed bills that can easily manipulate such tiny seeds. Many Niger-loving birds are also called clinging birds because of their habit of acrobatically clinging to the sides of feeders rather than perching while feeding, and many of them can even eat upside down – habits that help them feed on the natural seeds of flowers.
19 Customer Reviews
Penny commented on 2017-03-10 16:25:25 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Very Good"
Excellent quality niger seed. Our gold finches and siskins are always eating from the feeders. Any seed that drops on the ground is eaten by sparrows, collared doves and wood pigeons.
Gavin commented on 2017-03-01 07:25:57 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
As always excellent service and product.
Brenda commented on 2016-09-23 16:35:41 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Very Good"
The goldfinches love Twootz niger seed. So do the bluetits, great tits and chaffinches. The collared doves stand underneath the feeder picking up any seeds which drop onto the ground. Absolutely no wastage.
Linda commented on 2016-04-21 18:19:03 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Very Good"
I now have a small flock of goldfinches visiting my garden. For such small birds they eat an awful lot of the Niger seed.
Penny commented on 2016-04-07 16:57:02 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
Brilliant quality seed and is loved by our many gold finch and siskins. Although we have a tray attached to the bottom of the feeder, any seed that drops on the ground is finished off by the wood pigeons, collared doves and sparrows.
Roger commented on 2016-04-07 09:52:11 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Good"
Finches love it, I hate it! The birds spread it everywhere.
Gordon commented on 2015-11-29 20:22:51 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
Good quality seed - the Goldfinches love them
Brenda commented on 2015-10-23 15:06:04 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Very Good"
I always buy my Niger seed from Twoots. It is always clean and free from husks and in the Autumn as soon as we put it in the feeder the Goldfinches arrive. We have more than a dozen of them. Big family group arguing and pushing each other to get to the seed. It is such a pleasure to watch them. Don't know how they know when we start filling the feeder but they are here within minutes.. A treat for them and for us too.
Susan commented on 2015-09-08 12:40:50 and rated Niger Seed 750 g as "Very Good"
The little birds love them :)
anne commented on 2015-08-27 13:37:39 and rated Niger Seed 750 g as "Very Good"
Seeds are very fresh, a must for Niger seeds
Roger commented on 2015-08-21 17:07:17 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Very Good"
Could someone tell me how to stop the goldfinches & siskins throwing all the seed over the floor?
anne commented on 2015-05-26 12:55:39 and rated Niger Seed 750 g as "Very Good"
Howard commented on 2015-05-20 20:24:15 and rated Niger Seed 750 g as "Very Good"
Since putting the Niger Seed out I tend to get quite a few goldfinches coming to the garden, something which never happened before.
I now continue to buy this seed as I find it to be far better value than others I previously purchased.
Beatrice commented on 2015-05-15 17:53:18 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
This is an excellent product. Probably the cheapest niger seeds on the market. I ordered 50 kg. They came in two big bags which each contained two smaller bags. All the bags were strong and withstood the manhandling in transit with no problem. The fact of having 4 smaller bags of 12.5kg each means handling and storage is easy. I would recommend it.
Beatrice commented on 2015-02-12 11:35:00 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
The Niger seed came in two 25 kilo sacs. Each sac contained two smaller sacs which made handling the product easy. Well packed.
The quality of the seed is excellent and more or less dust free which is not the case with some competitors which are all more expensive.
My 200+ goldfinches love it and I cannot recommend it too highly.
Susan commented on 2014-12-16 12:50:09 and rated Niger Seed 750 g as "Very Good"
Beatrice commented on 2014-12-04 14:57:50 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
I have about 400 goldfinches to feed on nine huge pole feeders. They get through kilos of seed every day. Most websites that sell nyger seed are exceedingly expensive sometimes at nearly double the price. The quality of niger seed from Twootz is excellent. As good as their more pricey competitors. Highly recommend the firm.
Chris commented on 2014-11-14 15:35:36 and rated Niger Seed 12.55 kg as "Very Good"
Very clean seed.
Attracts many goldfinches in our garden.
Ron commented on 2014-04-16 14:54:17 and rated Niger Seed 25 kg as "Very Good"
Ideal for finches ,tits, and sparrows they keep coming back for more. Recommend.
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