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New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.
Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, August 2nd. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. Be sure to check out our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.
Benefits of Suet Feeding
Watching birds is a favorite pastime of adults and children alike. While placing seed feeders and bird baths in the garden will surely attract your feathered friends, another option will attract even more birds for viewing. Suet feeders, which are especially overlooked during the warm months, will easily attract a wider variety of birds to your yard than either traditional feeders or bird baths. Offering suet year round is a fantastic way to maximize the nutrition of your local birds, ensure the most convenient and economical bird feeding, and reduce the amount of waste your birds produce.
Not only is suet a winter feeding staple, it is a superb way to offer birds energy through the summer, helping to ensure more healthy broods. Suet is made from rendered fat, usually from beef, and is then formed into cakes, balls, or plugs. This fat gives birds the calories they need to fulfill their daily duties, and helps them absorb fat soluble vitamins. Most suet cakes are mixed with fruit, nuts, seed, or insects to attract a specific group of birds, and supplement the nutritional value of the suet alone.
Suet feeders are some of the most economical feeders on the market, and their small size allows several to be dotted through your yard for individual feeding stations. Try adding a new suet flavor each week to see what your birds prefer or to attract a specific type of bird. Suet feeders also open easily to accommodate the suet cake, eliminating the need for funnels, scoops, or seed bins. The cakes or plugs may be stored long term in a refrigerator or freezer. However, most of the suet on the market today does not require any refrigeration to remain viable, and bulk or value packs containing several logs or cakes are easy to obtain.
Having a seed-free lawn is another benefit of offering suet. While a small amount of residue may remain on your feeders, seed hulls generally do not accumulate beneath the feeder. Additionally, this food source is rarely squandered or spread by birds, and the smaller size of the feeders makes maintaining them quick and straightforward. Prevent blackbirds and starlings from raiding your suet feeders by using a clinging feeder or an upside-down suet feeder. Eliminate waste from squirrels, raccoons, and other mammals by using hot pepper blended suet.
Expanding your bird garden to include suet feeders helps attract a wider variety of songbirds to it, and also offers your birds a high energy food source. Suet feeding not only can be economical and fun; it can also be added to more typical feeders with ease. Hopper feeders may have suet cages on their sides, and a hanging suet feeder could be hung from nearly any seed feeder. BestNest carries a large selection of suet and suet feeders for all your birding needs. Be sure to visit our Suet and Suet Feeder departments to find the items that are right for you. For more personal assistance, please call one of our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.