Here are some frequently asked questions about bird feeding:
What type of feeder should I use?
It depends on the type of birds you want to attract and the type of food you want to offer. For example, we have different feeders for different types of seed, ones for seed mixes, peanuts, niger seed, and suet feeders are good for suet cakes or balls.
What type of food should I offer?
Different birds have different dietary needs, so it’s best to research which types of birds you want to attract and what types of food they prefer. Some common options include sunflower seeds, live mealworms, suet cakes, and seed mixes.
Should I feed birds in the summer?
Yes, it’s important to provide food for birds year-round, not just in the winter. Birds need food for energy during breeding and nesting season, migration, and to build their fat reserves for the winter.
How often should I clean my feeder?
It’s important to clean your feeder regularly to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, which can be harmful to birds. You should clean your feeder at least once a month, or more often if it becomes dirty.
How do I keep squirrels away from my bird feeder?
Squirrels can be persistent and can be hard to keep away from bird feeders. Some options include using squirrel-proof feeders, using hot pepper oil to deter squirrels, or placing the feeder on a squirrel-proof pole.