A clean bird feeder is as important to birds as clean dishes are to humans. Grimy bird feeders can be a source of food contamination. Wild birds will naturally avoid spoiled food. A clean bird feeder will attract more wild birds.
Cleaning Your Feeder
Your Seed Buster™ is designed to be easily dismantled for cleaning.
Always examine your feeder before filling to determine if it requires cleaning.
Frequency of cleaning varies according to climate. In general, hot and humid climates require more frequent cleaning than colder climates
Washing by Hand
Discard any accumulation of wild bird food. Wash in a solution of dish detergent and warm water. Rinse with a 20% solution of white vinegar and water. Vinegar, a mild, natural disinfectant, will not harm your feeder or the birds. Make sure all components are completely dry before assembling.
Washing in the Dishwasher
Discard any accumulation of wild bird food. Place the components of the feeder on the top rack of the dishwasher. Fill both the pre-wash and the main-wash sections of the detergent dispenser with your regular dishwasher detergent. Select either high temperature drying or an air-dry option. Use your regular washing cycle. Upon completion, your feeder will be sanitized and look like new.
Warning: Bird droppings contain contaminants. Avoid skin contact