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guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
Help please.
I've been getting this item on Amazon recently as it has attracted a woodpecker (woodpeckers didn't used to be here in Ireland prior to the last few years).
However, I went to order some more just now and Amazon don't seem to have them any longer.
I don't want the woodpecker to go away, so I would appreciate knowing about any other places that I can buy these fat cakes / candles.  I had a quick google but they all seem to be drawing a blank.


  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
    Just for an illustration here is a (blown up) shot of the woodpecker tucking into the fat candle.  It's a beautiful sight, as they are so rare here, so I want to keep it continuing:

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,473
    I found the spotted woodpeckers only came for pink fat blocks. They wouldn't touch white ones. The green woodpeckers just like ants in the lawn.
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Beautiful and so lucky. If you get some of the square ones in a basket they would have them not the cheap ones though. Not sure how suet blocks get on in summer as I've only use them in winter
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    If you look at the other similar ones on the bottom of your link ( the similar items thing ) The suet to go brand I find is quite good.
    I buy their pellets and blocks which the woodpeckers do visit here.

    CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd is the company who makes your preferred ones. I would contact them to see who they distribute to.

    @Old Arthritic marc  I put our fat blocks and balls in the shade or they do tend to go goey and melt. Also go off and harden quicker too.
    Bottom of this page?

  • guttiesgutties N. IrelandPosts: 224
    Thanks both. 
    I found the exact same substance on ebay (but it's in blocks as opposed to a "candle"). It said that it was "end of line" so I bought some of them last night.  Let's hope Woodie likes the blocks just as much!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,145
    edited May 2019
    I buy these, the woodpeckers go mad for them, they’ve nested here and bring their babies.
    I break them in half and put them in a squirrel proof fat ball feeder.  They come in three different varieties.
    I put them out right through the summer, they don’t melt.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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