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  1. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    Maybe, but what a site. Stop it now please.
  2. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    Oh, and don't forget the bird baths or water dishes, same applies and unfortunately they do poop in the water, especially pigeons. Here's a couple of images of my garden bird feeders.
  3. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    Hi JayFeather from Poland. Personally I don't think once a week is necessary - twice a month is fine, even once when the temperature is constantly sub zero. Yes, there are various types of infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans, eg from pet Parrots, wildfowl and poultry raised for...
  4. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    Of course you can, clean cloths or washing brushes will do. A special brush for cleaning the feeders will help prevent any cross contamination or smells picked up when used with other cleaning agents or chemicals......it is generally good hygienic practice. As mentioned, good quality feed will...
  5. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    No, it has also been found in Tits and House Sparrows. You can read more on the BTO website. Washing up liquid is fine for cleaning. Sanitizing should be done sparingly, there are many bird feeder sanitizer products available on line, some harmful to aquatic life......I guess you can use a...
  6. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    A warm soapy detergent solution should be used after dismantling the feeder and put everything in a bucket to soak for a few minutes...... including nuts and bolts, perches etc. Then clean thoroughly all the surfaces inside and out, using a bottle brush or similar to reach any tight or awkward...
  7. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    Mmm, I beg to differ......certainly here in the UK, regular cleaning and sanitising is promoted as routinely essential, particularly to prevent the spread of finch disease amongst the wild birds that visit our garden. Search Trichomonosis, you may change your view. Fatal to many species.
  8. PYRTLE

    Which seed feeder is better: Tube feeder, house feeder or automatic feeder?

    The safest are the ones that are cleaned on a regular basis and replenished with good quality feed : otherwise they are pretty similar though the open house feeder can attract larger bird species as well as mammals and is prone to wind blowing the food off, even with the edge sills.
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