Apologies for a small interjection of a personal nature but I’m stuck and wondered if any readers might be able to help.
Readers of my other blog will know by now that I live in a parkland area and like to have feeders hanging around for the many wild birds who flit around the place. This is all well and good but it strikes me that Poland is absolutely not a country for ‘wild bird lovers’. If you’ve got a parrot in a cage, no problem, but there’s bugger all available for feeding wild birds, which is strange considering the abundance and variety there is here.
Finding the two essential ingredients, feeders and feed, is close to impossible on anything other than a very cheap and nasty scale. I’ve overcome the problem of feeders by buying some good ones when we visited Oslo and bringing them home with us. The problem of feed however remains unsolved and that’s where I need help. There’s nothing available in all the ‘zoo’ skleps so I’m left hunting for a specialist animal feed trader. I’ve tried typing variations of search terms into google along the lines of – karma, dziki, ptak, sklep, warszawa – but nothing is coming up.
I’m in need of large sacks of peanuts and sunflower seeds or mixed seed for wild birds. If you take a look at this site you’ll see what I mean. They sell exactly what is needed, like 25kg sacks of peanuts and a wide choice of seeds. They operate in many European countries but not Poland or anywhere in Central Europe. I’ve sent them a mail asking for advice or for them to ship from somewhere to Warsaw and we’ll see what response I get but it does seem silly that I can’t buy this stuff in Poland. I’m having trouble believing it is simply not available.
That’s it on bird feed but while I’m asking for help – does anyone know of a good shop in Warsaw for camping equipment? We might consider living in a tent for our summer holiday and we have absolutely none of the equipment needed. I’ve looked in Decathlon and they have most things but the choice is obviously limited to their own brands. I’d like to find somewhere with more choice – always a tough call in Warsaw!
Thanks in advance for any helpful comments.