Suet - Important Informaion

Tail-prop Suet Feeder

Feed Suet All Year Long

Suet is a high-energy, pure-fat substance that supplements birds’ daily diet year-round and is particularly helpful when finding insects to eat is difficult. All of our suets and no-melt suets contain high-quality ingredients, providing critical fats and calories and making every trip to the feeder count. Also, WBU suet is rendered to help remove some of the impurities that can cause spoilage.

Suet allows you to feed the birds year round. Offer No-melt Suet when seasonal temperatures are above 95º F and Suet when temperatures are below 95ºF. No-Melt Suet is designed to withstand temperatures up to 130° F.

Offering suet at a backyard feeding station is one way to attract a greater diversity of insect-eating birds. Birds that eat suet will still find natural food sources, such as insects, insect eggs and larvae for a well-rounded diet. Birds that eat both insects and seeds, like chickadees and nuthatches, will also visit suet feeders.

Why Our Suet is Better…Simply Better Ingredients

Suet is available at a lot of stores, including “big box” and discount locations.  However, not all suet is created equal.  Finding the best for your birds can be tricky if you just grab the least expensive option on the shelf.  It is important to check the ingredients list and guaranteed analysis information on the label. Essentially, better ingredients = better suet.

The point of offering suet is to add fat and protein to the diet of suet-eaters. The least expensive cakes have a high proportion of grain, which is inexpensive and adds little protein.  Our Wild Birds Unlimited suet blends are formulated with food grade beef tallow for quality and freshness, as well as increased amounts of fat and protein to provide birds with a nutritious, high-energy food.   They also include ingredients that are proven to be more attractive to birds --peanuts, tree nuts, fruit and mealworms.  We never add undesirable fillers, pellets or unnecessary vitamins or minerals.