Suet: The High-Energy Snack for Birds
Those busy birds in your yard use a lot of energy. They need to eat frequently to keep their
inner furnaces burning. That's why suet is such a useful snack. It's rich in calories, and
attracts woodpeckers, chickadees, and other species.
Suet Is Served: How to Feed It to Birds
Suet is usually fed to birds in wire cages. Birds clasp the cage and peck at the suet
through the gaps. If you find cages that open like a book, such as
Scotts® Songbird Selections No-Touch Suet Feeder, it's easier to place the
suet. Suet can be messy, since it contains fat, so you might want to use disposable gloves when
you handle it.
What Kind of Birds Eat Suet?
Woodpeckers love suet. Hang some suet and you might see more of them about than you normally
do. You might also attract kinglets, bluebirds, jays, chickadees, and nuthatches, among others.
Sparrows and juncos eat the pieces that fall to the ground
When to Feed Suet
Quality suet has a high melting point. So you can feed it to the birds in your area all year