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Chilli Suet for Birds

Discover our Chilli Suet range! The perfect bird food solution to deter squirrels. This spicy suet repels squirrels while providing essential nutrients to your garden birds. Safe, effective, and natural.

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Over 90% success rate in deterring squirrels!

What is Chilli Suet bird food?

Chilli Suet is the ultimate solution for keeping squirrels at bay while delighting a wide array of garden birds! It offers a rich energy source that helps birds maintain their body heat and energy levels, especially during the nesting season and colder months when other food sources may be scarce. The primary ingredient, suet, is a dense, nutrient-rich fat, serving as an excellent energy source for birds. The addition of chilli provides acts as a deterrent to squirrels, enhancing the enjoyment of garden birds.

Why Chilli Powder?

Chilli products, especially those containing capsaicin, can deter squirrels due to their sensitivity to the compound. Capsaicin is the chemical responsible for the heat in chilli peppers. When squirrels encounter capsaicin, it irritates their taste buds and mucous membranes, causing 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 with no long-term effects on squirrels.

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.

Forms of Chilli Suet bird food

Chilli Suet bird food comes in various forms to suit different types of bird feeders and feeding preferences:

Chilli Suet Blocks: Solid blocks designed to be placed in suet feeders.

Chilli Suet Logs & Rolls: Cylinder shapes that resemble logs, suitable for various feeders.

Which birds eat Chilli Suet?

In the UK, many bird species are attracted to Chilli Suet, a popular bird food that combines fat with chilli to provide a high-energy source, especially valuable during the winter months. Some common UK birds that enjoy Chilli Suet include:

  • Great Tit
  • Blue Tit
  • Coal Tit
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Robin
  • Blackbird
  • House Sparrow
  • Dunnock
  • Great-spotted Woodpecker

Benefits of Chilli Suet bird food

High Energy: The combination of fat and chilli provides a concentrated energy source, crucial for birds during cold weather when they need more calories to stay warm.

Attracts a Variety of Birds: Chilli Suet appeals to a wide range of bird species, including tits, woodpeckers, robins, starlings, and more.

Squirrel Deterrent: Chilli Suet has a high success rate in deterring squirrels. Feedback from trials indicates that over 90% of respondents confirmed either squirrels avoided the Chilli Suet entirely or were deterred after tasting it, resulting in longer-lasting enjoyment for garden birds.

Ingredients in Chilli Suet

Chilli Suet bird food is crafted by combining beef suet with natural ingredients and ground cayenne pepper. This mixture offers a high-energy food source for birds, enriched with the natural spiciness of chilli to deter squirrels. Ingredients typically include Wheat Flour, Beef Suet, Peanut Flour, Red Millet, White Millet, Linseed, Oilseed Rape, and Ground Cayenne Pepper.