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Subsequently, one may also ask, can birds eat hot peppers?
Hot stuff: The active ingredient in hot peppers, capsaicin, can be found as an additive in some birdseed. Birds don't react to capsaicin the way mammals do so it does them no harm. But when squirrels eat the treated seed, it irritates their mouths making them less likely to eat more.
Subsequently, question is, do birds like hot pepper suet? You can help the feathered friends in your garden survive by making hot pepper suet. While the birds will happily eat the hot suet because they don't have well-developed taste buds, squirrels and raccoons will try it once then stay away, deterred by the hot, spicy capsaicin, the main ingredient in hot peppers.
Secondly, can birds eat black pepper?
Absolutely it is okay and in fact quite healthy to feed budgies black peppercorn and other spices. Black peppercorns are high in vital antioxidants and are super healthy for parrots and people alike. Budgies and all the psittacines love spicy foods, and their bodies, like ours, regularly metabolize them.
Do squirrels eat hot peppers?
Squirrels do not like the smell or taste of capsaicin, which is the thing that gives hot peppers their heat. Mixing the dried powder of hot peppers in with your seed should do the trick. They'll eat seed no matter how it might smell or taste and not be bothered in the least.