Suet is one of the top three foods to feed wild birds because of their high metabolic rates. It is not unusual for birds to consume 1/4 to 1/3 their body weight worth of food a day! Offering suet cakes provides a high caloric energy source. Before long, you'll see a steady stream of chickadees, woodpeckers, warblers, titmice, kinglets, nuthatches, jays, wrens, and other birds visiting your suet feeders eagerly.
The Wild Birds Unlimited - East Lansing store’s best seller is the peanut butter suet cake, which has only three ingredients: rendered beef fat, chopped peanuts and peanut butter. It does not contain any filler ingredients (no milo, no wheat, no millet or artificial flavors or colors)! I use it year-round. The squirrels don’t seem to bother mine but if they did I would switch to the straight beef suet cake or the hot pepper cake. Most mammals will leave those two cakes alone.
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