Changing climatic conditions can be difficult for wild birds since a layer of leaves, snow or ice buries any food that may be available in the soil. Suet bird feeders are the answer for this dilemma.

The tasty insects that inhabit the air and soil are gone for the season. Therefore, many wild birds depend on the food provided by humans during changing weather conditions, usually in the form of suet.

Suet bird feeders are an efficient way of feeding birds during changing weather conditions. First, suet cakes are full of calories and fat blends, and provide cold birds with the energy they need in fewer intakes. Great suet cakes avoid the hassle of filling the feeder and can last for a long time. They also resist extreme weather exceptionally well. Suet can begin to melt when the temperature exceeds 70 degrees.

Suet preparation starts with raw meat and fats, and fats are the “glue” that keeps all treats, like peanuts and cracked seeds, in place. Nuts are added to increase the amount of protein in the suet, which leads to a more potent and healthy mixture that is full of energy.

You can find suet cakes with special mixtures targeting specific wild birds or generic suet cakes that are appropriate for all birds. Some will even contain pepper and other ingredients to discourage animals that may be looking for a snack.

Suet bird feeders attract a large number of wild birds, including bluebirds, wrinkles, cardinals and finches. We have some suggestions you should keep in mind when choosing and placing a suet feeder:

  • In case you have some issues with birds, try a suet feeder that has access to suet at the bottom.
  • Suet feeders require deficient maintenance and do not require frequent cleanings that other styles need.
  • If you hang your suet feeder from a stick or shepherd’s hook, consider using a squirrel baffle to discourage hungry squirrels.
  • A simple feeder is the cheapest feeder, but aggressive starlings will take over.
  • Consider a more decorative feeder or one with access from below.
  • Mount or hang in a place that cannot be climbed or jumped by squirrels, raccoons and other animals.