Homemade Bird Feeder Suet Cakes
Making your own bird food is an excellent way to provide better nutrition for your pet birds. The dietary needs of pet birds vary, but there are a variety of ways you can provide appealing food and good nutrition for your bird without spending extra money on expensive pet-store products. Making your own bird food also allows you to showcase your creativity and express your affection for your feathered friends. They might love you more too. It’s a great way to make a better friendship and relationship with birds.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup Bread Crumbs
- 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/2 cup Chopped nuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 pound suet
- In a small saucepan, cover the oats with water and cook until the oats soften.
- Crumble up some pieces of stale bread and add oatmeal, raisins seeds, and nuts. Then mix these ingredients together.
- In a saucepan, melt the suet so it’s soft enough to work with. Then pour the suet into the dry mixture and blend together well.
- Leave the mixture to cool for a while until the suet is cool enough to handle.
- Then form the bird food into balls.
- Tie a string around each ball and hang them from trees or place in bird feeders to attract the birds.
When making this bird food, it’s fine to change or amend the types of fruit and berries you add to the mixture.
The best way to attract birds into your yard is to use fruits and berries and see what different species are attracted to the various fruits you leave out for them.
Many smaller birds, such as wrens, sparrows, cardinals, chickadees, bluebirds, and thrushes love stale bread or stale cake crumbled up and mixed with peanut butter.
Thank you to Angela Wills over at Savy Homemade for this recipe!