When fed during the cold winter months, suet helps your wild birds stay warm despite the frigid temperatures. Suet is made of a hardened fat source, such as beef fat, lard or even peanut butter, as well as nuts and seeds, to provide the birds with a highly digestible form of energy. Traditionally suet attracts chickadees, woodpeckers, nuthatches, bluejays, and starlings; however you may be lucky enough to lure in wrens, kinglets, and even cardinals and warblers.
Our selection of wild bird suet includes trusted pet supply brands such as C and S Products, Heath Manufacturing, and Wild Delight. Suet blocks are available in a wide variety of flavors, so experiment to see what the songbirds and wild bird population in your area prefer. If you struggle with squirrels and chipmunks getting into your suet, purchase a block which has capsaicin in the ingredient list, such as Wild Delight Sizzle N' Heat Suet. Derived from hot chili peppers, the spicy block will not bother the birds, but it will deter unwanted pests.
Utilize a suet cage, such as the Nature's Nuts EZ Open Suet Basket, to easily hang the suet and allow the wild birds to access it from every angle and eat to their heart's content.
When the temperatures begin to rise in the spring, the fat in traditional suet may begin to melt. Look for seed cakes or meltless suet blocks which have been developed to withstand the warmer weather.
Birdwatching is an enjoyable activity during the winter months. Support the wild birds and assist them in staying warm by providing them with highly digestible and delicious suet. If you would like assistance selecting the appropriate block of suet for your block or have questions regarding the various flavors of suet that we carry, we invite you to speak with our friendly and highly-trained sales staff.