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Chilli Suet Logs - TRIAL PRODUCT

Chilli Suet Logs - TRIAL PRODUCT

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Attention Ivel Valley customers, we need your help! We are currently testing a new chilli suet flavour as a potential product to deter squirrels. Birds are unaffected by the chilli taste, while squirrels avoid spicy foods due to their heat sensitivity. To address this, we've infused our chilli suet logs with a touch of spice, and now we require your feedback on whether they effectively keep squirrels at bay. 1 pack contains 6 chilli suet logs. Below is some helpful information on why we are trialling this product and its benefit to your garden.

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Why chilli powder?

Chilli products, particularly those containing capsaicin, can act as a deterrent for squirrels due to their sensitivity to the compound. Capsaicin is the chemical responsible for the spiciness or heat in chilli peppers. When squirrels encounter capsaicin, it irritates their taste buds and mucous membranes. This irritation causes temporary discomfort that they associate with the food source.

As a result, squirrels are more likely to avoid anything spicy or chilli-infused. It is a humane, harmless deterrent that has no long-term effects on squirrels.

We initially tested our logs with a standard chilli powder; however, we found that it wasn't a strong enough deterrent, and squirrels still had a good nibble. This latest trial uses a stronger ground cayenne pepper.

Is it safe for birds?

Absolutely! Birds lack the receptors that make capsaicin hot for mammals. This means that birds can consume chilli products without experiencing any discomfort.

What should you do with your Chilli Suet Logs?

If you've never used our Suet Logs before, you can pop them in any mesh feeders in lieu of suet balls or pellets, use a bespoke suet log feeder, place them whole on the ground/table, crumble them up on the ground/table.

If you have used our suet logs before, just do exactly what you would normally do and see if your wildlife treats them any differently than normal.

How to send your feedback

We'd love an overview of how the logs were received in your garden. Key things we'd like to know are:

  • Did you see any squirrels eating them?
  • Do you think the chilli deterred squirrels from eating them?
  • Did your birds still eat them?
  • Would you buy them again?

You can pop your thoughts on an email to and we'll make sure your feedback is passed on to our production and marketing team. We may also give you a follow-up call or email.


Each suet log is around 100mm long and approx. 85-90g

Each pack contains 6 chilli suet logs

Please note: Refunds will not be provided in the event that birds do not consume this product or if it fails to deter squirrels. Our customer service team may contact you a few weeks after purchasing these suet logs for feedback. As this is a trial run, you will only be allowed to buy 1 pack, which contains 6 chilli suet logs.

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Beef Suet, Peanut Flour, Red Millet, White Millet, Linseed, Oilseed Rape & Ground Cayenne Pepper.

Delivery Information

Free Delivery

Order by 2pm, Monday to Friday, for next working day delivery.

Free delivery on orders over £25.00 in our standard delivery areas *.

We operate a same day despatch with DPD Next Working Day Delivery for orders received before 2pm Monday to Friday.

Friday orders after 2pm will be processed on Monday.

Please note: DPD cannot guarantee Next Day Delivery. DPD Next Day Delivery has a 99.8% success rate.


Standard Delivery 

Orders under £25.00 are £3.95 to standard delivery areas *.

Please allow 2 working days for standard delivery. If you have not received your order within 2 working days please contact us.


Delivery Instructions

Safe place instructions must be left directly with DPD once you receive your delivery text or email.


Live Worms

These products are shipped directly from the suppliers. Please allow up to 5 working days for these items to arrive. They will arrive separately from any other products ordered from Ivel Valley Bird Food.


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Delivery to Scottish Highlands, Islands, and Northern Ireland are charged at varying costs. The cost for any non-standard delivery postcodes will be displayed on the checkout page once a postcode is entered. Delivery to these areas is a DPD 2-5 Working Day service. We do not ship to the Republic of Ireland.


We do not deliver over the weekend or outside of the UK.


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