DO NOT USE VEGETABLE OIL WHEN FEEDING BIRDS -THEY NEED FAT SUCH AS LARD

Hi Trisha,
a new member here. Can I put Trex into my bird cake as
I’ m a non meat eater and don’t usually have lard, although I will make an exception for the birds

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Hi,

It’s great that you are feeding birds and care enough to ask this question. It must be difficult for you to think about using lard.

Birds do need fat. They do not need vegetable oil.

Lard or dripping is good.

Amazing Fact –

A BLUE TIT SPENDS 85% OF ITS DAY LOOKING FOR FOOD

So if we put bird food out (with lard if possible) we can help birds and help them save their energy and use it to see them through the freezing winter nights

Lard is good for birds in winter. I often melt some lard. When it is melted I pour it over bird food and mix it together. This does not make a fatball – it just gives birds fat coated bird food.

My daughter is vegetarian and I understand the reasons for being vegetarian.

I am a meat eater and think that as long as an animal is looked after properly then it is OK to eat meat and use lard or dripping. There are so many hilly / upland parts of Britain that cannot grow any crops, so grazing animals is a good way to feed the Nation.

Vegetable oil is not any good

Let me know how you get on.

Trisha

1 thought on “DO NOT USE VEGETABLE OIL WHEN FEEDING BIRDS -THEY NEED FAT SUCH AS LARD

  1. treaclemine

    The upland areas of Britain have been seriously damaged by animal farming. They would naturally be woodland – which humans could leave as habitat for other species, an idea which I hope you would value? Alternatively, there are many kinds of crop agroforestry – farming woodland for fruit, nuts, construction timber, fuel logs etc.

    Why are liquid fats (such as vegetable oil) unsuitable for birds given that solid fats are OK?

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