Bird food pellets are often designed for different birds. Do you know which birds are coming to visit you in your yard? If you don’t, you really need to do some homework. Choosing proper bird accessories, as well as the food, heavily depends on the kind of birds you are planning to feed. Some people believe that all birds are the same and all they need is just any food. This is not true. Birds need different type of food. And it doesn’t just depend in the type of the bird. It also depends on the time of the year.
If you already know how to feed the birds properly and are buying premium food, don’t forget about suet bird food. This type of food is very good for many birds. Suet contains a lot of wholesome vitamins and fats, which the birds really need. There are some feeders which have special place for suet. Usually it looks as a small cage attached to the side of the feeder. So, if you are planning to feed the wild birds with suet, you should consider purchasing such a feeder, since it will really simplify the feeding process. Suet is greasy and comes in one piece. Bird will be nagging at it with their beaks. If it is not fastened properly, it will end up dirty and on the ground.
All bird food supplies should be carefully checked for the expiration date. Seed mixes can be stored for a long time. But they should be stored properly. If you are not sure about the way the particular store is storing their products, don’t buy bird food from them. While the bag might look whole on the outside, the food could have gotten bad on the inside if there was access to moisture. All food bags should be checked for being sealed in order to avoid problems.