At first glance, comparing the price of this food to VetUK's other wild bird seed of the same weight, I thought it rather expensive. However, I purchased some to try as the thought of less mess appealed to me. The difference between this and the other VetUK wild bird seed is immediately obvious when the bag is opened. This seed is much smaller (probably because the husks have been taken off) and it has a more oily feel rather than usual dry bird food. the wild birds that visit my garden absolutely love this and it has encouraged many species including Starlings, Blackbirds, Tits, Pigeons & Doves amongst many more. As I previously said, the difference in price between this and the basic feed had been my reason for not having tried the seed before, but clearly, this seed is definitely worth it's money. For a start, the seed lasts longer in the dish since there is no waste taking up space. It does what it claims to do i.e. there is a significant decrease of mess around the bird table to sweep up - I only had to clear up once a week rather than every day. Plus, when you think about it, whilst the bag size is the same as the basic feed, this bag contains just pure seed, no outer shells, so in fact, it lasted longer, not just in the dispensing but also on the bird table. I've brought both VetUK's basic dry bird feed (12.5kg) and this one and I know which one I'll be ordering in the future! It's great! The birds love it, I love to think that I'm giving them a good energy source and it's not causing me much work in terms of cleaning up the waste or refilling the table so often. A very good buy - try it, you'll be pleased you did.
I have just started using this type of food and I can tell the difference already! No mess around the bird table - great!