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Do deer eat bread? Watch!

Our deer enjoy eating some bread, it's their favorite treat of the day.

Due to the ongoing pandemic and quarantine measures around the world, people have been panicking and panic-shopping. 

While our deer care not for the possible shortage of toilet paper, they do object strongly to people hoarding their daily bread.

We could consider baking our own, but then we'd need much more flour than our pantry holds at the moment, and people've been cleaning that up as well.

Junkie didn't take the news lightly:

funny deer picture

Other hinds express doubt as to the reason for the sudden abysmal introduction of a gluten-free diet:

deer funny face bread shortage

Hopefully, there will be no run on carrots, their second favorite treat. Guess what? You may have a beer fridge, we've got a deer fridge:

deer fridge full of carrots

The rest of the carrot is in the shed. Still, our deer would like to ask fellow New Zealanders to chill and leave more bread on the shelves. :)

Deer eating bread and competing for it

In the following video, you can see for yourself how deerly the deer do love bread.

Deer love bread in all its shapes and forms, they will even lick bread crumbs of the ground. But that doesn't mean feeding big amounts of bread to wild animals is fine.

Wondering what other food deer might like to eat?

Read our overview post 'What do deer eat'.

deer eating toast

Should you feed wild deer bread?

Depending on where you live it may be illegal for you to do that.

Winter is a challenging time for deer, and a nature's way of culling the weaker herd members. (( As heartbreaking as that may be, supplemental feeding of them presents its own set of problems and according to many reputable sources can do more harm than good. Such as:

If you want to help deer survive winter:

You can do this by creating and maintaining good quality deer habitat and improving food resources that will actually benefit all wildlife.

If you can't resist feeding deer, follow these guidelines:

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Wondering what other foods deer love to eat? Read 'What do deer eat'.

hand feeding bread to deer mob

Last modified 2022-09-17 at 12:41

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