Suet is weird. People that feed with it swear by it, but others that haven't tried it often think, "Why on earth would I buy a block of fat?"
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, "suet is technically defined as the hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and mutton, but in common usage, most kinds of beef fat are also called suet and can safely be fed to birds. Suet is particularly attractive to woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, and starlings. Wrens, creepers, kinglets, and even cardinals and some warblers occasionally visit suet feeders. Animal fat is easily digested and metabolized by many birds; it’s a high-energy food, especially valuable in cold weather."
Birds love suet, and if you want to attract some different species to your yard, this is a great time to try it. We have a huge selection of suets, suet feeders, and even specialty suet nuggets.
You may be on your own diet to get ready for the holidays.....but the birds need the fat right now through the winter. Go ahead, give 'em a little treat!