Keeping your feeders clean is an important part of feeder maintenance. Clean feeders and fresh food help to keep your birds happy and healthy.
Feeders need to be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. This can be done every few weeks! Follow these steps to ensure your feeders are in tip top shape for your birds.
Before you get started make sure you have the following:
- Dish Soap
- Tube Feeder Brush
- Scrub Brush
- Bleach – regular household bleach
- Measuring Cup
Steps to Properly Clean Your Bird Feeder:
- Discard old food and debris from the feeder
- Fill tub/container with water and some dish soap
- Thoroughly scrub the feeder with brushes/rags
- Thoroughly rinse all parts
- Use a tub/container to create a bleach solution of nine (9) parts water to one (1) part bleach
- Soak feeder for a few minutes rotating it to submerge all parts
- Remove from bleach solution and thoroughly rinse all parts
- Let the feeder dry completely
- Refill with fresh food
Wild Birds Unlimited tube feeders are designed with armored feeding stations and have a seed deflector that ensures all seed is eaten and does not sit at the bottom of the feeder. Wild Birds Unlimited seed tube feeders are made of clear polycarbonate plastic.
To clean seed tube and finch feeders, simply use a brush and warm water. If mold or debris is present, use a solution of nine parts water to one part bleach, rinse well, dry and refill with fresh seed. Cleaning your feeders will help them look better longer, and it decreases the possibility of spreading sickness and disease among your birds. We have cleaning brushes available in-store and online ideal for tube feeders and more!
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