Wild Bird Fruit Suet Feast 320g (TP)(FRUIT)
What is Suet?
Suet is pure refined animal or vegetable fat, and is the most concentrated energy food you can offer wild birds.
Unipet suet products will become soft and pliable at temperatures of 100°F or more, but will return to a solid state when cooled or refrigerated.
Why feed suet?
Birds have a high energy consumption rate due to high metabolisms, and it is not uncommon for a bird to eat up to 30% of its own body weight in food per day.
Due to its high protein and calorie levels, suet offers birds a high burst of energy in a concentrated form.
When should you feed suet?
All year round! Suet gives birds the energy required to see them though spring nesting, breeding, rearing of young and arms them against the cold winter months. Suet will also be one of the first foods to be fed to fledglings.
A point to remember - it takes a bird around two weeks to locate a suitable food source. Once found, the bird will only return to this location. If that food source is removed, the bird may then take another two weeks to locate an alternative place of sustenance. This could prove to be particularly harmful as the bird may become too weak and undernourished to survive.
What birds can I attract with suet products?
Depending on your location in the world, you can expect to attract birds of the following species or similar families:
Suet blocks / cakes - Robins, finches, warblers, wrens, sparrows, dunnocks, starlings, siskins, crossbills, nuthatches, woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, tits.