Buggy coconut shell suet treats

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    Delight the birds with our Coconut shell treats with added mealworms for extra flavour and nutrition.

    Who gets more pleasure out of these, the blue tits, long-tailed tits and other beautiful species who devour them - or you watching them clinging to a suspended coconut shell, contentedly pecking at its contents?

    Each easy-to-hang shell is packed with a nutritious blend of our premium suet, seeds and cereals, plus mealworms and weighs around 275 g.

    Individually wrapped and supplied in a recyclable cardboard box. Filled in the UK.

    Most garden birds will eat many different foods. Here's a quick guide to the birds that particularly enjoy this food, though other species may also enjoy it too:



    Type of bird
    • Coal tit
    • Blackcap
    • Great tit
    • Great spotted woodpecker
    • Long-tailed tit
    • Starling


    RSPB
    M403700
    • Type of Feeder
      Suet and fat feeders
      Table
      Window feeders
    • Type of Food
      Suet and fat
      Suet cakes and balls
    • Harmful to Dogs
      No
    • £3.95 - Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands
    • FREE - for orders of £75 or more, or if you order only RSPB gift cards and/or a catalogue.
    • £5.95 - Next working day delivery (only for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses*)
    • £5.95 - Choose the day delivery (only for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses*)

    *Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.

    See our delivery and returns page for full details.

    RSPB Shop offers a no-quibble free returns policy. We hope you will be delighted with every purchase, but if not, we will offer you a replacement or a full refund - whatever the reason. Just let us know within 90 days of delivery by contacting our customer service team on 0345 034 7733. Full details of our returns policy >
    Our suet products are specially formulated to make them suitable for year-round feeding. However, if positioned in direct sunlight they may soften or melt in very hot weather. If this is happening, try placing them in a shaded spot instead, or waiting until the weather is cooler.

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    12/Dec/2017
    What to do about the string?
    I have to agree with other reviewers - the birds love these coconuts, but the string can fail. The first time it happened, the shell disappeared, so we assumed the squirrel had got through our defences. However, it has happened twice since, and we found the shells. I am a bit mystified because this only happened with the last 3 in the box. Two points, though. 1 Where we found the shell, still with some content, we laid it flat on a feeding tray, and the birds were happy to clean it out. 2 We've just ordered another box, and I will see if I can thread some wire through the holes to provide extra strength.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, I apologise for the issues you have had with the string. Moving forward the string used should be stronger and longer, and not come loose. We will monitor the situation closely to ensure we do not continue to have the string issues, and resolve any if there are.
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    17/Jun/2017
    Those strings again...
    Yes, the birds here love their coconut treats and queue up to peck. It is the short and feeble strings that are still the problem.

    It feels good to use up the coconut shells. The ones can go into my green recycling bin too.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, I am glad your birds enjoy our coconut treats! We are aware of the issue with the strings and are currently working with our supplier to resolve this.
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    23/Apr/2017
    Disappointed that string issues not resolved
    As I had previously reported problems with the strings on these, I had hoped that the batch I bought most recently would be better. However, each day after hanging the first few, I found the coconut shells on the ground with the string loose. I thought it might have been enthusiastic feeding by the jackdaws and woodpecker but when I tried the string on the next FOUR before I hung them, the strings pulled through with little effort. I now push a stiff plastic tie through the hole before hanging. The birds love these but I haver bought another brand and didn't have the same issue with the strings.

    RSPB response - Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear of this issue. We have fed this back to our manufacturer so improvements can be made.
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    06/Apr/2017
    Loved by lots of birds
    Our birds love these, not had any string problems, used by woodpecker, great, blue, coal and longtailed tits, robin, chaffinch, and even the wren yesterday, about to order more! Oh, tree sparrow and chaffinch as well, and yes, the odd jackdaw!
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    01/Feb/2017
    Birds love them but strings are useless
    I've bought lots of these now and find that every single time the strings pull out/break within a day or so of me hanging them up (if the strings don't pull off before I've even hung them - which has happened a few times).
    However the birds really love them so I'm continuing to put up with them - most of the time they go missing, so maybe someone's flown off with them!!

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, really glad the birds like the product. We will look into the issue with the string, this has not been a problem before so we will be speaking with the manufacturer about this.
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    11/Oct/2016
    As others... birds adore these but the strings are currently hopeless...
    I have been buying these for a couple of years and have had the odd issue with the strings.. a whole bag had strings that were too short... but generally manageable. However, I opened a new box this morning and the strings pulled our of the first four I opened. I think the holes are possibly too big but the knots were obviously not tied properly either as they pulled through and the ends were only kinked rather than the whole knot pulling through. It might just be this batch ( I hope!!!) number 2496 exp 09/2018. Fortunately, I managed to push through a new feeder hook I had bought!

    RSPB Response: Thank you for the feedback and we are sorry to hear of the recent issue. We have fed this information back to our supplier and they will investigate and ensure that this is addressed. We are glad that you and your birds enjoy these!
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    23/Sep/2016
    Birds very happy, but I agree on the strings
    A lot of birds love them including ones which are ground feeders, but which have learned to eat from them. However, as said before, you can get the string coming out. It is good to have the longer strings as I have to wind the string round the hanger several times and pull it tightly to stop the magpies and rooks who have learned to access then from pulling them off.
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    09/Jun/2016
    The birds are happy - I'm not
    These are very popular with all manner of birds from blue tits to jackdaws so I keep buying them.

    However, I wish you'd have a word with whoever attaches the strings to the coconut shells because THEY ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT IT!! I had to open 5 from the latest box to get 2 with strings properly attached. This is about average in my experience. If you were not a charity, I would send them back for a refund.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, pleased that your birds are loving their treats. Sorry to hear that you are not happy with the string attachment, we will feedback your comments to the supplier and check the process.
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    03/Nov/2015
    Birds Go Elsewhere
    I put one of these up in late September on the bird table. It has been visited and half-heartedly pecked at by a couple of blue-tits who didn't stop for more than a few seconds before moving on. Even the squirrel couldn't be bothered with it. It has now turned black from the weathering and will be thrown away. Very disappointed, especially as I have another nine of these in the box. Don't know why the birds don't like them unless we have spoilt them with sunflower hearts, or the suet is stale and rancid. Wouldn't recommend over other products.
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    21/Jul/2015
    9 out of 10 prefer....
    Recently hung these plus a cheaper variety from a competitor in same feeding area. The competitors was replacing an RSPB one. Guess which one was not touched...!

    Also have nuthatches, bullfinches, and gold crests eating these
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    29/Jun/2015
    14 go mad in nunhead
    We put these up and they were gone within 24 hours when Mrs and Mrs Starling and Mr. and Mrs Magpie brought the family (8 and 6 respectively) for breakfast lunch and dinner. blue tits, great tits, sparrows and even our lone parakeet and wood pidgeon did not get a look in. hope both families have had a good start in life.

    Only issue is these are expensive compared to other feed, kilo for kilo
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    28/May/2015
    Coconuts
    Took the birds a while to realise what these were - they more or less ignored them at first and then suddenly they discovered how tasty they were and now they can't get enough and easily go though one a day, especially now, during the breeding season. We get starlings, sparrows, great tits and blue tits feasting away and now some of the starling fledglings are having a go. There's no mess at all with these either.
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    22/May/2015
    Need to replace every day now
    I bought these to encourage a few birds to the front of our house. We have lots of cats around so wanted something easy to hang on the small branches of a bush. They are now eating one a day and I get to enjoy watching the birds from all aspects of the house. Not had any string problems. I am now ordering a bigger box. I have washed the old coconut shells out and nestled them safely in the branches and the birds drink from them.
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    31/Mar/2015
    Best-loved treats
    The coconut shells are the best-loved of treats in our garden, visited even in the heart of the city by three species of woodpeckers, parakeets, three species of tits, and starlings. As some of these are messy feeders, pigeons, blackbirds and robins eat at the foot of the feeder.
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    13/Feb/2015
    Getting more of these
    Had the suet gift box for Christmas and whilst the birds enjoyed all the contents by far the favourite is the Buggy coconut shell treat. Our woodpeckers in particular love them :)
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    21/Dec/2014
    Loved by all!!
    Can't put these out quick enough. We've had Parakeets, Robins, Starlings, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Great Tits, Robins and even a Woodpecker visit the coconuts.!
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    26/May/2014
    buggy coconut
    since putting these out, all the birds have gone nuts for them. From seagulls to magpies and even the little birds blue tits, starlins and sparrows
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    01/Feb/2014
    Birds go coconut mad
    If you want birds in your garden you won't go far wrong with hanging these coconuts around your garden, It attracts most the birds, and any bits the that drop to the ground the blackbirds love to peck it up! B warned they never last long, especially if you get lots of starlings in your garden! :o)
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    26/Nov/2013
    Woodpecker
    I would just like to say that all the birds in my garden love this product, but I too have a woodpecker who has started to visit my garden just to eat from the coconut shells. I will be purchashing some more.
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    07/Nov/2013
    This bird food made our day
    My elderly mother is bedridden and her favourite amusement is looking at birds through the window. We hung the coconut shell right outside so she'd be able to see any activity. At first the birds were a bit shy to come so close to humans, but in a few hours they decided they couldn't resist such a treat (even though there are other feeders in the garden). There are great tits and blue tits on the shell non-stop and others nearby waiting their turn! This bird food made our day, and presumably the birds day as well. Terrific product.
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    03/Jul/2013
    Good Product-Shame About the String-Please Fix
    I've bought this product twice now. No complaints about the suet itself as the birds love it and go through it very quickly. However, in the second batch of 10 at least 3 had string that broke & I had to re-tie it after finding the coconut on the grass. My main visitors are a family of starlings so perhaps they are too heavy for the string! Might be okay for the tits who also visit regularly. Looking for reassurance of improved quality string - otherwise brilliant product.

    RSPB response - Thank you for your comment, we are always looking to improve our products, and your feedback will be taken on board in our product development.
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    01/Jul/2013
    Birds love these
    The birds in my garden love these, but this means they disappear very quickly, so this double pack is useful. It is a lot of money to splurge at one go, but the cost compares well with those on sale in supermarkets, and the ones from the RSPB are a lot better.
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    24/Jun/2013
    Fantastic product - birds queueing up to feed!
    These are devoured by the birds in our garden. They are literally waiting in the nearby trees for me to put them out and then are on the table feeding before I've walked more than a few paces away. Starlings particularly love them, but also attracts greenfinches, robins, great tits, willow tits, sparrows and the occasional woodpecker. As far as the local bird population is concerned, our garden is as good as the Ritz!
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    13/Jun/2013
    Another favourite bird food
    This is another favourite food for the birds, It does not last long in my garden.. Main birds is blue tits , Great tits and the greedy starlings i seen eating it. But i do have a robin trying to eat it from the tree and even trying to fly at it and peck it, I also have a magpie which has learned he can reach over on a near branch to peck it at it also.. Very popular indeed
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    22/May/2013
    Fantastic and delicious
    These are great value and the birds love them. We now have a Great Spotted Woodpecker that comes several times a day and stuffs his face on these coconut treats as well as all the tits that love them.
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    14/May/2013
    Gourmet dining
    I thought I'd give these a try instead of the buggy fat balls which can be a bit hit and miss with my birds. I'm so glad I did! Within 2 days they were being devoured by blue tits, great tits and a pair of starlings. As I sit here now, a pair of coal tits are flying frantically to and fro- between the coconut treats and a nest box further down my garden- presumably feeding their chicks. In my garden (where we only ever seem to get one pair of starlings) one coconut shell treat lasts about a week and gives me hours of bird-watching pleasure. Seems like good value to me.
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    05/Apr/2013
    Coconut shell treats are top hit in my London garden
    When I bought my first box of coconut shells I thought it would last a year, but a couple of months later we run out. Though we have seeds and suet cakes the shell treats are the top hit with little birds and starlings (coming in groups!), and since last week we have a new visitor, the most handsome looking woodpecker! What a treat in London garden, we were all very excited especially as I have never seen a woodpecker this close. He has visited several times since then heading straight for coconut shells.
    Please add the woodpecker to the list of birds which will like the coconut shell treats!
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    05/Apr/2013
    Buggy coconut shells.
    Just received my Coconut shells and put up 3 in my garden, just waiting now for the birds to chomp away at them. HIGHLEY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
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    30/Mar/2013
    Don't think these will last long
    Took the birds a few days to realise these were edible, but they have certainly been making up for lost time and are clearly loving them!
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    23/Mar/2013
    Brought birds into my garden
    Living in a suburban area close to a park, there are plenty of bird feeders for the locals to choose from. I have put out seeds and nuts for them to go mouldy or make the sparrows fat. Putting up a couple of these has finally brought birds into my garden. I have had most varieties of garden tits, woodpeckers, crows and even goldcrests feeding from these.
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