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Choose from our range of suet balls for wild birds. All of our suet products are made right here on our Bedfordshire farm, and we've chosen the very best ingredients for optimal nutrition.

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Are suet balls good for birds?

Because suet balls contain no fillers and hold high nutritional value, they are an excellent food choice for garden birds to enjoy all year round! Suet balls are generally good for birds, especially during the winter months when they need extra fat and energy to keep warm. They are also a great feed to put out during the nesting season as they are a good source of fat and protein, which can help birds maintain their energy levels and grow strong. 

What is in a suet ball?

Suet balls typically contain a blend of high-energy ingredients to provide optimal nutrition for birds. The primary components of a suet ball include suet, seeds, nuts, berries and insects. These ingredients combine to create a nutritious and appealing food source for garden birds, supporting their health and energy needs throughout the year.

Do birds like suet balls?

Yes, suet balls are popular among a variety of bird species due to their high-energy content and nutritional benefits. Suet balls attract a wide range of birds, including Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins, Sparrows, Woodpeckers, Blackbirds, Nuthatches and Wrens. These birds are drawn to suet balls because they provide a rich source of fat and protein, which are essential for maintaining energy levels, especially during the colder months when natural food sources are scarce. By offering suet balls in your garden, you can attract a diverse array of bird species and support their dietary needs year-round.

How to hang suet balls for birds

The best way to hang your suet balls is with a suet ball feeder. We sell a variety to choose from that can hold different quantities of balls. If you want to keep larger bird species (like Jackdaws and Pigeons) away from your suet balls, we recommend using a suet ball feeder that comes with an outer cage. 

How long do suet balls last?

Our suet balls can last up to 12 months. This is due to the animal suet and other fats used in the recipe, which will eventually go off after a year. 

What's the difference between fat balls and suet balls?

A huge difference between fat balls and suet balls lies in their nutritional value. Fat balls can contain many fillers, reducing their effectiveness in nourishing birds. Fat balls also have a higher chance of rotting in the heat, which can harm garden birds if consumed. Therefore, suet balls are the best choice for bird food. Our premium suet balls, crafted here on the farm, are rich in high-quality suet, nutritious seeds, and tasty insects, providing optimal nutrition for your feathered visitors.

Do birds prefer fat balls or suet balls?

Birds are adept at separating the food they want from the food they don't need. Fat balls contain low nutritional fillers, causing birds to discard the unwanted food and create a mess below the feeder. However, birds can fully utilise suet balls, as all the ingredients in our suet balls meet the nutritional needs for a healthy bird diet. We offer a variety of flavours to cater to all your wild birds' preferences.

Do pigeons eat suet balls?

Yes, pigeons do eat suet balls. If you prefer pigeons not to consume your suet balls, you can place the suet balls in a caged suet feeder. This type of feeder is designed to allow smaller birds access while preventing larger birds like pigeons from reaching the suet. This way, you can ensure that your garden's smaller bird species benefit from the nutritious suet balls without being outcompeted by pigeons.

Are suet balls bad for dogs?

While a small amount (about a handful) of suet is unlikely to harm your dog, it's best to keep them away from dogs to avoid any potential harm. Larger quantities of suet can lead to issues, primarily gastrointestinal upset, including vomiting, diarrhoea, and bloating. Some suet balls may contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs, such as raisins.