We think the idea of combining suet and sunflower hearts is a master stroke for many reasons! Firstly, birds love suet as it provides huge amounts of energy, important all year round but crucial in the winter months in a bid to keep warm! Where suet contains necessary fats, sunflower hearts are full of all the essential oils a bird needs for its diet. So, by combining the two in our Peter & Paul Star with Sunflower Hearts & Suet and by putting them out in your garden, you are really helping your birds by filling them up with good quality bird food and also to keep them toasty in the winter months!
- Peter&Paul suet products contain NO cheap fillers
- Three times the fat levels of other top brands
- 100% human grade edible beef dripping
- Added Spirulina for improved health and fertility
- Guaranteed to attract the greatest number and variety of birds to your garden
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Long Tailed Tit
Sunflower Hearts (70%)
Sunflower Hearts are loved by more wild bird species than any other seed, they are probably the bird food which more species eat than any other. Sunflower Hearts provide garden birds with a rich source of oil, protein and energy, they are mess free and they are husk free. This means that less time is spent cracking the seed open, enabling birds to save valuable time and feed more efficiently. Sunflower Hearts can be found in: Four Seasons, Clean Plate, Vivid Colour, In Full Song and Mealworm Mix.
100% Human Grade Edible Beef Dripping (25%)
Peter & Paul suet products contain as much as three times the fat levels of other top brands and it’s this high suet content that provide your garden birds with all the energy they need. That said, the more concentrated and higher quality the suet is, the better it is for the birds. The industry standard for fat used in suet production is Cat 3 tallow which is classified as; a blend of animal fat by-products, and as such could include Beef, lamb, Pig or anything! Peter & Paul suet products contains only 100 % human grade edible beef dripping, which not only means that these products do not change composition from batch, to batch, to batch, but it also happens to be a denser form of suet and, therefore, has the highest pay back in calories per gram. To put it simply; the more fat and the better that fat is that’s in suet – the more birds you will get in your garden.
Spirulina has proven to be a FANTASTIC supplement, highly beneficial for our feathered friends. Spirulina is basically an edible blue-green micro algae that naturally grows in the lakes. It constitutes about 72% protein, astonishing 0.5% of beta-carotene and is the richest source of the B 12 vitamin. This ocean of nutrients has VERY interesting effects on birds. Spirulina makes their plumage glossier, it intensifies their natural colour, improves their health by increasing their metabolic rate, protecting their kidneys and improving their digestive tract flora, it has been shown to have anti-cancer and anti-viral effects and also increases their fertility many folds. Studies have shown that when the birds are fed Spirulina rich diets, they showed a great improvement in their fertility – up to 96%! Basically, it is wonderful!
Glucose is used as a 100% natural binding agent, but also helps keep food products soft and fresh and acts as a natural preservative.
Gum Arabic is derived from the Acacia trees and as such, it is a 100% natural product. Gum Arabic is primarily used as a natural edible glue to bind the other ingredients together, but Gum Arabic is also a fantastic source of fibre and has a positive effect on the microbiological flora in birds.
Our Unique natural seed coating is a digestible energy source which inhibits bacterial growth. This can help prevent birds from picking up common bugs including Salmonella and E.Coli.
Done and dusted
Birds have a very different breathing system than us mammals. The air flow only goes one way, so as they ‘breathe out’ new air automatically enters the lungs. This means that any dust in the air can cause discomfort or illness. Peter&Paul seeds are dust extracted before mixing and tested for dust during the mixing process. How dusty is your bird food?