Suet feeders are often designed as a cage without perches, for birds to cling onto it and reach for the suet. Most are square, to accommodate one formed suet cake, and can be designed for single or double cakes. These types of feeders can also accommodate seed blocks of a similar size, and are usually designed to hang from a hook. Suet feeders help attract clinging birds such as chickadees, titmice, and woodpeckers to an area.

Suet Feeders at Natural Gardens

Suet Feeders at Natural Gardens

Do upside down suet feeders work?

Here’s how it works. Most suet feeders are nothing more than simple wire cages, with greasy fat stuffed into them. They are open on every side so all birds can eat from them. … Clinging upsidedown is not a problem for birds such as creepers, chickadees and nuthatches.

Is hot pepper suet bad for birds?
While hot seed may not keep away squirrels, hot suet seems to actually work. The pepper is blended evenly throughout the suet cake, providing a more effective deterrent.

Should suet be fed in the summer months?

Most birds don’t need your help in the summer. When they are nesting and rearing their young, many birds focus on eating insects, so feeding is less necessary at those times. It is also important for young birds to learn how to find naturally occurring foods, so take a break from filling feeders in summer.