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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

This Product is oversized - extra shipping charges will apply.

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%

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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!!!

Michelle Corrion

I was looking for a seed that was bird friendly only. Birds love this.

Jeff Baldwin

Tuft titmouses are devouring this! I am out already! Sqirrels dont bother so seems to be a good deterent