We started Mr.Bird in 1996 when we owned an independent wild bird supply store in San Antonio, Texas. In helping our customers we could see a demand for a better way to feed birds; loose seed would often be wasted and suet would melt in our hot summers.
Also, for some reason, birds in our area just wouldn't eat suet. So our first seed and nut blocks at Mr Bird, were designed to train birds to come to the suet feeders, once the birds were used to the feeder they could then be switched to suet. Imagine our surprise when no one wanted to make the change to suet. Our blocks looked good, felt good, smelled good, and the birds went crazy for them. Why mess with messy suet?
The only complaint about our first birdseed block was its small size. We quickly designed and introduced our three sizes of cylinders with a totally original holder. Now birds were not limited to a few seed ports on a feeder and now seed couldn't be thrown to the ground to sprout and attract unwanted critters. A better way to feed was truly at hand.