We’re a small team who love going to feed the ducks and want to help others to feed wild ducks responsibly too.
The joy of feeding the ducks at a local pond, river or canal is enjoyed by millions of people of all ages across the UK – from families with their children or couples on a date, to a lunch break stress reliever for those at work.
Being active outdoors and engaging with wildlife is widely regarded as being good for us – but sadly, it isn’t always so good for the ducks.
Although widely condemned as being bad for ducks and their watery neighbours, millions of loaves of bread are still tossed into ponds, lakes, rivers and canals each year.
We launched QuackSnacks.com early in 2017 as a website to share information about feeding wild ducks responsibly.
People in our local park had taken to dumping carrier bags of bread products around the duck pond, which was being blamed for an unnaturally large population of Canada Geese that in turn were stripping all the grassy areas around the pond and leaving lots of droppings.
The local council has since banned feeding the ducks at that site, ending the joyful pastime of generations of people. It’s clear that we all either feed wild ducks responsibly, or face a future without being allowed to do so at all.
Developing Quack Snacks Packs
Believing that our feathered quacking friends deserve better than bread and having mixed results with commonly suggested alternatives, we decided to develop an alternative that’s better for ducks and convenient for duck feeders too.
Quack Snacks floating wild swan and duck pellets are specially formulated to provide ducks and swans with essential vitamins and minerals, whilst also floating for long enough for you to enjoy seeing the ducks eat them.
We don’t sell duck food in giant bags – they’re no fun to carry around and potentially encourage over-feeding. Quack Snacks are therefore packed in small 40g bags so they fit easily into bags and pockets and help you to only offer small amounts – “Quack Snacks”.
You get to enjoy interacting with them and they get a nutritious snack that won’t spoil their appetite for natural foraging!
Plus, Quack Snacks are hand packed without plastic packaging – so you won’t be adding to the plastic waste problem!
Andrew @ Quack Snacks