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Sunflower Suet Fat Balls

August 17, 2021

Have you ever wondered are fat balls actually good for birds? Or what are the best suet fat balls for birds? Well wonder no more! This article is going to explain to you exactly why fat balls are so good for birds, and why Sunflower Suet Balls are a must have for wild birds.

Are Fat Balls Good for Birds?

To put it simply; YES! Fat balls are a great source of fats and nutrients for garden birds all year round and provide a much needed energy source, especially during winter. However the quality of the suet ball matters too. If a suet ball contains too much filler as opposed to actual suet and seed filling this is often quickly noticed by the birds who will probably choose to eat something else.

So why Sunflower Suet Balls?

Sunflower Suet Balls may just be the best bird food, as not only will nearly every bird species love them they are also packed full of nutrients. Made from delicious sunflower hearts inside of tasty beef suet, these fat balls are highly nutritious offering birds fats and protein as well as essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin B, iron and potassium.

When purchasing suet balls, it’s important not to compromise on quality. Made right here in the UK our fat balls contain only the highest quality ingredients including beef suet and kibbled sunflower hearts with no fillers or nastiness only a delicious suet ball for your birds to enjoy!

RSPB Approved

These fat balls are supported by the RSPB the biggest bird charity in the UK.

RSPB Suet Balls; enjoy the same high quality, without having to pay the same high prices!

150 fat balls – RSPB price: £36 our price £29.99!

300 fat balls RSPB price £68: our price £49.99!

Which Birds Like Fat Balls?

Sunflower Suet Balls will very likely attract a range of birds including:

Robins, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Dunnocks, Collared Doves, Blackbirds, Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Green Finches, Nuthatches and Starlings to name but a few!

How to Make Fat Balls for Birds

Making your own suet balls for birds can be fun, and is a great way to use up fat or suet leftovers in the kitchen. To make simply combine the fat or suet in a mixing bowl with either mixed bird seed, sunflower hearts or both. When the seeds and suet are well combined, using the warmth of your hands squish into the shape and size of a tennis ball. Then simply store in an air tight container and put out for the birds to enjoy!

For bird seed: All Year Round Bird Seed Mix

For sunflower hearts: Premium Sunflower Heart Kernels

Warning: We advise against making your own fat balls during the summer months as the heat can quickly turn the fat soft and rancid.

Let us know how you get on!

Whether you purchase some of our Sunflower Suet Balls or try making your own, let us know how they go down in the comments!

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