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New fatballs birds not touching them

  • 14-02-2024 5:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭

    Got some new ones from svalu and they're untouched

    I guess they don't like them ? The other ones were from homeland stores


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,624 ✭✭✭TheBody

    It's Ash Wednesday. They will be back at it tomorrow! 😀

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 3,068 Mod ✭✭✭✭OpenYourEyes

    Funny you should mention ash.... ash is actually a filler ingredient in most of the cheap fatballs! Any of the pale rock-hard ones.

    Re: birds not touching them, it could be that they're poor quality and/or rock hard. Or it might just take the birds a few days to cop onto them, and they'll eat them ok after that. Time will tell!

    I highly recommend people make their own - very cost effective and better quality. Beef dripping blocks from the butter section of the supermarket, plus raisins/sultanas etc, and you can add mixed seed etc if you want too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 871 ✭✭✭septictank

    My lads don't do lent and love their Digestives with a bit of butter, take the hand of you for them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,472 ✭✭✭beachhead

    El cheapo in Dealz in the south or Poundland in the north.My birdies don't discriminate.Tomhammer - Have you watched the birds ignore your fatballs.I ask because a lot of the finch family have been hit by a disease in the last 6 mths-forgotten the name.