If you're not in an area with cold winters then suet has other problems besides not really being needed by the birds. I would use peanut butter for any further ones. Honey could have some issues b/c a lot of birds don't eat it and if you're not using local honey you could also have other problems.
You could make one with popcorn and no glue at all
My 2 cents - If birds can eat garbage and goodness knows what else, they can probably eat crisco.
LARD vs CRISCO vs SUET? So what’s the debate all about? Raw suet should be avoided because it turns rancid when temperatures exceed 70 degrees. It requires cooking & “clarification” sticks up your kitchen. As for the birds, it is not easily digested because it is high in saturated fats, but won’t hurt them. For the CRISCO fans, as of January 2007, Crisco’s regular shortening was reformulated to 0 grams of trans fat per serving. It is made of more fully hydrogenated cottonseed oil and much less partially hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oil. The new shortening is flagged with a green trans-fat-free banner. Crisco (blue or green) has a longer shelf life. Either forms of Crisco won’t hurt the birds.
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