Suet For Birds
You’d be really doing your feathered friends a huge favour if you regularly give them food that is especially high-energy. By that, we mean nutritious fat balls or bird suet products.
Under their feathers, and beneath their skin, a healthy wild bird would carry a thin layer of crucial fat, which is their fuel source. This layer of fat can be particularly vital in the colder months; that’s because wild birds will live off it when foraging is a struggle.
They will also need a good energy boost when the nights are frosty. Burning fat keeps them warm and safe. Good stocks of energy-providing fat like in our fat balls and suet for birds products help them to get away from predators during cold spells too, all year round!
That’s why good quality fat balls for birds – or special shredded up bird suet – are recommended by wildlife conservation agencies.
Is It Safe To Feed Wild Birds Fatty Foods?
It’s important to understand the difference between fatty scraps of household food and the carefully formulated products supplied by Kennedy.
Using human food for birds brings with it many risks, not least as it can spoil quickly and could contain toxins that are harmful.
The RSPB has issued a warning about feeding birds with items containing household cooking fats, as there are agents in those that damage bird feathers. If the little creatures inadvertently rub themselves on it, this compromises their natural insulation and waterproofing system.
For that reason alone, specially formulated suet for birds products like suet pellets and fat balls are always the safest and kindest option.
Also, mixing your bird suet pellets with other wild bird feed substances can be highly beneficial. This creates a more rounded diet, to ensure that your regular garden visitors don’t become overly plump which could slow them down and make them a tasty target for predators!
Benefits of our suet bird food
- Can be used all year around
- The birds that visit in the winter will keep coming back for more
- High energy suet pellets and fat balls help birds survive in harsher conditions
- Loved by all garden birds
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