Suet Feeders

Suet feeders and fresh suet cakes are a tempting combo for many backyard birds. The Backyard Naturalist’s suet feeder selection includes: singles, doubles, with tail props, upside down, and for Pileated Woodpeckers.

Provide best quality suet cake in an upside-down suet feeder to attract & support your backyard Woodpeckers.

Female Red-bellied Woodpecker   Provide a high quality suet cake in an Upside-Down Suet Feeder to attract Woodpeckers with a nutritious treat.

Types of Suet Feeders

Feeders come in metal (some in stainless steel), wood or recycled plastic, all designed for easy access by their intended diners and for easy maintenance by you! We stock feeders in a large variety of capacities and colors, along with large suet and seed block feeders.

Deterring Crows, Grackles Starlings, Squirrels and Raccoons

Our upside-down suet feeders help exclude larger birds while accommodating all sizes of Woodpeckers. Watching a Pileated Woodpecker feed upside-down is backyard birding at it’s best!

Our caged suet feeders may also help discourage larger birds, squirrels and raccoons. Baffles, placement and types of suet can also help, ask us how!

Note: We do not stock any suets containing hot pepper, nor do we recommend the use of hot pepper as a squirrel deterrent. When wildlife rehab specialists started seeing an increase in eye injuries due to the inflammatory nature of hot pepper, we decided to no longer recommend or sell hot pepper seeds and suets. Frankly, they add cost to the food! Your money is better invested — and more humanely spent — on physical deterrents like baffles and squirrel-proof feeders.

Double Your Fun! Just Add a Suet Feeder!

Droll Yankee Double Suet Feeder attracts male Red-bellied Woodpecker - In stock at The Backyard Naturalist in Olney, MD

Male Red-bellied Woodpecker enjoying a choice of treats from a Droll Yankee Double Suet Feeder.

If you are already maintaining a seed feeder, a simple suet feeder can be an easy and inexpensive way to extend your habitat.

Talk about potential bang for your buck! Watch the backyard suet feeder in this Youtube video Spring Birds Love Suet, as it hosts a rapid succession of birds tempted by the same suet cake. Special guest stars, order of appearance: Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Gray Catbird, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker and, wait for it, Pileated Woodpecker!

Varieties of Suet Cakes

A Male Downy Woodpecker enjoys his turn at the suet cake. Ask us about particular flavors and type of feeder appropriate for your backyard (and budget).

Suet cakes come in a variety of flavors, including:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Hi-Energy
  • Pure Beef
  • Fruit and Nut
  • Insect
  • Orange
  • Mealworm Banquet

To see The Backyard Naturalist’s Suets and Seeds Menu, go here. Want to know which flavors of suet your backyard birds may prefer? Come to The Backyard Naturalist and tell us about the birds you’re seeing in your area. We’re here to help!

Keeping Feeders Clean & Suet Fresh

Why is it important to serve only the freshest and best quality food to wild birds? Find out how you can best support your backyard birds’ health and well-being on our resource page Quality Bird Seed and Clean Feeders Matter!