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Time to replace food? (1 Viewer)


Always finding a way to go off topic...
United Kingdom
Hey all, we just had a brief but heavy squall with thunder and lightning mixed in here in SE London. We just put out more bird food ( only 2 or so hours ago) and the food we put out was 3 suet balls, refilled peanut feeder and thats it. One of the feeders we have is a feeder that has trays in it, which I'm going to replace the food in. Should I remove all of the food and give the feeders a clean? I think this is the thing to do but I would like some advice please.

Many thanks,


its good to be back
i would clean the feeders, i always clean my feeders before a top up

i wouldnt eat from a dirty place why would the birds

good question though

Richard D

what was that...
United Kingdom
I fill the suet ball and sunflower feeders weekly and clean when I fill, the peanut feeders last around two weeks - they get cleaned before refilling too, sometimes there's 1/2" to 1" of peanuts left after 2 weeks - these I chuck.


Bah humbug
I read the thread title and immediately thought, what with? Air and sunshine? Positive thinking? - but then saw the subforum and got the context. ;-)

Cleaning - don't use bleach. Hot soapy water and/or an animal friendly disinfectant spray?

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