Preventing Food Poisoning in Birds


Occasionally you may come across a dead or dying bird near your feeding area. The diagnosis is more likely than not that the bird has contracted a form of food poisoning.

These issues are less likely to occur in the wild as birds just wouldn't feed in such numbers at the same time and same place day after day...

The good news is that this is easily sorted:

  • - If you feed a seed which has a husk, clear up the waste regularly.
  • - Feeders and bird tables need to be cleaned every few weeks using a proper disinfectant.
  • - Move your feeders or bird table to different positions around your garden every few weeks.
  • - Keep your bird bath clean and refresh the water regularly.

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