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What birds eat hot pepper suet?
Last Updated: 25th April, 2020
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Hereof, is hot pepper suet bad for birds?
Hot pepper, no melt suet dough is the answer. It does not harm birds at all, but squirrels quickly learn to leave it alone. It's probably the best no-melt suet sold and it gives the birds a stress-free way to eat their share, then take some back to the chicks.
Beside above, what kinds of birds eat suet? Suet is particularly attractive to woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, and starlings. Wrens, creepers, kinglets, and even cardinals and some warblers occasionally visit suet feeders. Animal fat is easily digested and metabolized by many birds; it's a high-energy food, especially valuable in cold weather.
Also Know, will squirrels eat hot pepper suet?
Larger suet-loving birds like your Hairy or Red-bellied Woodpeckers, however, may also be excluded. 3) Use a suet with capsaicin in it, such as WBU Hot Pepper Suet Dough cakes. Squirrels taste the hot and don't like it, birds can't taste the hot.
Do birds like hot pepper?
Many birds enjoy spicy peppers too—but only because they can't actually feel the heat. We know that birds have different taste receptors from humans. Because birds are biologically unable to register the effects of capsaicin—the chemical that makes peppers feel “hot” in your mouth—they don't feel the burn like we do.