Feeding Vegetable Suet to Wild Birds
from Nature's Wild Bird Food
Over many years we have developed a great deal of expertise vegetable suet-based wild bird products, and offer some of the most comprehensive and highest quality wild bird suet products available. Veggie suet is more digestible than animal fat suet and Nature's Wild Bird Food is proud to distribute this unique product throughout North America. Here are some commonly asked questions about feeding veggie suet to wild birds.
What is vegetable suet?
Veggie suet is pure refined vegetable fat, and is the most concentrated energy food you can offer wild birds. Nature's Wild Bird Food vegetable suet products will become soft and pliable at temperatures of 100°F or more, but will return to a solid state, once cooled. For areas of the world where temperatures of 100°F are common, Nature's Wild Bird Food only supplies non-melt suet products.
Why feed vegetable 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 it’s own body weight in food, per day. Due to its high protein and calorie levels, veggie suet offers birds a high burst of energy in a concentrated form.
When should you feed vegetable suet?
All year round! Veggie suet gives birds the energy required to see them though spring nesting, breeding, rearing of young and arms them against the cold winter months. Veggie 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 vegetable suet products?
Depending on your location in the world, you can expect to attract birds of the following species or similar families:
High energy veggie suet pellets – Robins, blackbirds, blue jays, cardinals, woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, martins, warblers, finches, crossbills, wrens, siskins, bluebirds, doves, magpies, thrushes, titmice, orioles, sparrows, dunnocks.
You can also blend veggie suet pellets in with dried mealworms as part of your seed mix. And, don't forget that you can use one of our excellent bird feeders for all of our wild bird food products!