Nutritious and packed with vital energy, suet fat balls provide a hearty meal for garden birds. Most species will be attracted to the suet which is highly beneficial for the birds in winter when food is scarce. But suet can be fed at any time of the year and can be important for migrating birds who need to build up their energy reserves. Here’s everything you need to know about fat balls for birds at Little Peckers.
What Are Suet Fat Balls?
Suet is simply rendered fat, typically kidney fat from sheep and cattle, that is offered to birds as an alternative food source. The suet is shaped into handy balls which are easy to store and handle. These will also contain seeds, fruit, mealworms or insects to provide maximum nutrition for garden birds. At Little Peckers, our fat balls are made from the highest quality ingredients to ensure that they provide the greatest possible benefit to the birds.
Great Balls of Suet!
So, which birds can you expect to see feasting on your suet fat balls? Most garden birds will be happy to tuck into your avian lardy cake. If you are particularly interested in seeing blue tits, great tits, coal tits and long-tailed tits choose fat balls with mealworms. Suet balls with fruit are popular with robins and blackbirds.
Having a Ball with Suet!
Suet Fat balls are best fed using a fat ball holder. These handy accessories keep the balls in one place and allow the birds to take as much food as they like. You should never use netting as this represents a danger to the birds. The fat balls are easy to store so you will be able to keep a ready supply on hand for when you need them.
Keep Your Eye on the Balls!
It is important to remove any uneaten suet from your garden before it turns rancid as suet is a natural, perishable product. Most of the suet that you provide for the birds will be gobbled up in double quick time, but if there’s any left over, particularly in warmer weather, take it away and clean your feeders before offering more fat to the birds.
Fat Balls for Birds at Little Peckers
At Little Peckers you will find suet fat balls of the highest quality but at impressively low prices. We are delighted to be able to bring you a variety of nutritious suet balls which are packed with seeds, berries, mealworms or insects. You are sure to be able to attract your favourite species to your garden and to provide them with the energy they need to survive the harshest winter.