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W ell it needs to be lard that you use. We just mix all the seeds together with it squishing it all together then we make it into balls and put in fridge to set and use it as you would fat balls. If you want something to hang up, Ido have a cooked recipe I can look out for you.

 

Also have you tried RSPB site?

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we cant use lard ...for religious reasons so we made apple hedgehogs ....apples with sunflower seeds stuck in for spikes!

Finleysmaid - they sound lovely. Think I might make some to link in with our collective worship theme (reverence and respect for animals) which includes taking care of them.

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veggie suet is not good for birds the rspb suggest that you do not use it for feeders. :(

Ah. I did not know that! I wonder what it has in it? Could block margarine substitute?

 

Could you bake seedy biscuits?

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Ah. I did not know that! I wonder what it has in it? Could block margarine substitute?

 

Could you bake seedy biscuits?

Block margarine etc is also not good for birds..

birds need high levels of saturated fat, such as raw suet and lard. They need the high energy content to keep warm in the worst of the winter weather, since their body reserves are quickly used up, particularly on cold winter nights. The softer fats can easily be smeared onto the feathers, destroying the waterproofing and insulating qualities.
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Have found a great feeder, smother a toilet roll in peanut butter and roll in seeds until covered. Make four holes in the bottom and thread two sticks through for perches. Guess who is going to be up to their ears in peanut butter tomorrow!!

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We can't use peanut butter because of allergies. I normally do the lard bird feeder, although I did try making one out of an orange juice carton once and that was quite successful but I can't remember where I got the instructions from.

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