Question by  worker3294 (236)

Is a Fat Ball a good bird feeder?

Or is it bad for the birds?


Answer by  Ken56 (1160)

It is a very good, healthy choice to feed birds, especially in winter months. During cold weather birds need to eat high-fat content foods which gives them the fuel they need to stay warm. It's good to also provide seeds mixed in with fat balls, especially sunflower seeds, to balance their diet.


Answer by  Sara89 (367)

It is fine. Birds that would be negatively affected by this type of food will generally stay away from this sort of feeder. Birds that benefit from the quick-burning fuel provided by a fat ball will not generally become overly dependant upon them, instead using it as an occasional shortcut to find food when it's scarce.

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