Wild birds tweet by pecking at unsalted fat spread on an outdoor keyboard

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    • DisGuest says:

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  1. theophrastvs says:

    thank gawd it’s unsalted! it is unsalted, right?

  2. Shay Guy says:

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  3. Zippy says:

    they make more sense than the Donald’s tweets

  4. chriscombs says:

    too bad it’s written by humans since March…

  5. Jake Rennie says:

    Why do Latvian birds tweet so much about the American election?

  6. TheOven says:

    I thought birds were vegetarians. Seeds, nuts and all that. What’s with feeding them suet and fat? I worry about their cholesterol. 

    • Funk Daddy says:

      Nah, many also eat bugs and shit which have fat and nuts have fat. Suet is fat that has been rendered. Not all species can break it down though it hasn’t shown to be harmful.

      Suet is useful too for feeding something besides bluejays if you have bluejays around. They chase off other species, form little gangs and generally run shit around a conventional feeder. Like cute little bird cartels controlling the flow.

      • TheOven says:

        We have crows. Nobody messes with crows. 

      • jackbird says:

         Tallow is fat that has been rendered.  Suet is the fatty tissue in its unaltered state.

        • Funk Daddy says:

          With regards to commercially sold suet balls and blocks the fat has been melted simmered, skimmed, shaped then cooled. Rendered, not dehydrated like the packaged suet people cook people food with.

          Not to the extent of tallow, but enough that it does not require refrigeration which helps a lot because the birds don’t have a lot of room in their tiny fridges.

          If you get suet, a particular fatty tissue, from your butcher then it is not rendered, but birdfeed suet is -always- rendered. It is also now often not 100% suet, other fatty tissue is used but damn near all producers still market it as suet. Buy “Scotts” brand if you want a birdfeed that is or claims to be 100% beef suet.

          • Antinous / Moderator says:

            Hmm. We just took the leftover suet from making the plum pudding, smashed it into the cracks of pine cones and rolled them in seeds.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Quite normal to put out suet balls rolled in seeds for the birds during winter.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suet#Bird_feed

  7. Bauart says:

    It’s more interesting than anything Justin Bieber ever tweeted.

  8. Funk Daddy says:

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    That’s one from March 16th which seems to indicate a particularly tasty wad of fat.

  9. robotnik says:

    I slathered some fat on my keyboard, too… feels kinda good.

  10. beafdog says:

    is “unsalted fat” an autotranslate artifact? because feeding birds suet is a thing. never heard a human refer to it as “unsalted fat”

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Probably to keep concern trolls from screaming, “You’ll kill those birds by feeding them salt pork!!!!”

      • Funk Daddy says:

        They will scream that, but wild birds can totally take some salt in their diet. 

        I mix bacon grease with chicken feed, scraps and boiling water on cold mornings. A quarter cup or less divided between 13 free range chickens in what ends up being a half gallon of feed, doesn’t hurt them at all because they scavenge. Good fat and gets rid of bacon grease.

  11. jaytkay says:

    How do they remove salt from the fat? Is that difficult?

  12. jocafa says:

    Apparently, even birds like poop jokes: https://twitter.com/hungry_birds/status/180681554555707393

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