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Place a suet feeder in your backyard and get ready for a sensational show! Many birds – including woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches – savor suet!
Here’s why: Suet is a high-energy, pure-fat substance that birds can enjoy all year long. It can be particularly helpful in winter when many birds have a hard time finding the insects they normally eat, and they need more calories to stay warm.
Some suet is plain and some suet contains nuts, raisins or other fruit, corn, insects and calcium. There are a variety of flavors to suit your birds’ tastes – even Peanut Butter’n Jelly!
All Wild Birds Unlimited suet is rendered, which means the suet is refined to remove impurities that can cause spoilage. If suet is not rendered, it can spoil quickly.
You can decide whether to offer birds suet or suet dough by considering the time of year and temperature. You can provide Wild Birds Unlimited suet to your birds all year long. It melts only when temperatures reach 100 degrees F (38 degrees C). When the temperatures soar try suet dough, which melts at 150 degrees F (66 degrees C).