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Hot Pepper Mix 5 lb bag

Original price $13.17 - Original price $13.17
Original price
$13.17 - $13.17
Current price $13.17
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A spicy mix formulated specifically for feeding wild birds but not mammals.  Squirrels, chipmunks, and other mammals may avoid the spicy mix, because the active ingredient in hot peppers, capsaicin, irritates their mouths making them less likely to eat the feed. Birds don’t react to capsaicin the way mammals do, so it does them no harm. 

Made with chili peppers, a strong irritant. Keep out of reach of children and pets! Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and skin. Wash hands thoroughly after using.

Attracts: Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Chickadees, Titmice, Nuthatches, Finches, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Jays, Woodpeckers, Doves, Siskins 


Coarse Sunflower Chips, Safflower Seeds, Rendered Beef Suet, Roasted Peanuts, Raisins, Corn, Oats, Cayenne Pepper


Crude Protein Not Less Than….. 22.0%
Crude Fat Not Less Than….. 42.0%
Crude Fiber Not More Than….. 22.0%

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Selwa Hay
Hot Pepper

I love it. I use just a little in the feeder trays at night to keep the deer away.

david smith
Seems to Work

Let the squirrels have a taste and they don't come back. it works. Birds seem to eat it, but not as much as "regular" seed from NN.

Brenda Smith
Hot Pepper Seed

This seed is not what I was expecting. It's no more than seed with the pepper sprinkled in the bags. What I'm accustomed to with hot pepper seed is that the seed is completely coated.

Thanks for your feedback. I checked with the manufacturer, and they do mix oil in with the pepper powder mixture to coat the seed mix before it is bagged, so the pepper isn't just poured inside the bag directly. Sometimes bags at the end of a mixing batch do have some excess pepper powder, though. Just know the seed is thoroughly coated with the pepper mixture.

Karen Brines

Really wanted to get rid of the squirrels on my feeders, they ate it without any issues!
Filled the feeders with just the hot pepper mix, not even sunflower seeds mixed with it.

I'm sorry to hear this! The hot pepper products are a way to deter most squirrels, but if they are desperate enough, they will eat them despite the burn! Now that you know hot pepper won't work, you could consider how to use physical barriers like hanging or post-mounted baffles and Erva barrier guarded or weight-triggered Squirrel Buster feeders. Here are some resources and links: --> I recommend the cylinder-type or baffles over 20' in diameter, given how desperate your squirrels are

Jane Ward
Great Feed

Keeps my squirrels out of the bird feeder. I mix with black oiled sunflower seeds and it works!!!