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Tidy Bird Feeding

Use Special Foods and Trays for Tidy Feeding!

Encourage your birds to have tidy dining habits. Here are some things you can do that will help prevent bird food from reaching the ground.

What are you feeding your birds?
Select foods that minimize the amount of scattered seed that reaches the ground; Wild Birds Unlimited No-mess Blends or seeds without their shells like sunflower chips or shelled peanuts work very well.

Avoid discount seed blends as they may contain large amounts of cereal grain fillers, which the birds don't like to eat and usually end up on the ground.

Don’t overfeed. Put out only as much food as the birds will eat each day.

All Wild Birds Unlimited custom seed blends are regionally selected to contain the seeds your local birds prefer - so fewer seeds are wasted and dropped to the ground. The Certified Bird Feeding Specialists at Wild Birds Unlimited stores can help you choose the right seed for your situation.

Use trays for tidy bird feeding!
Use tray feeders to keep foods from falling to the ground. The Dinner Bell feeder has a built-in tray and a protective, adjustable roof. You can offer any blend or straight seed from the Dinner Bell as well as cylinder and stackable foods.

Use trays under feeders to keep debris from falling to the ground. Round trays are perfect to attach to seed tube feeders and rectangular trays suit hopper feeders best. And bigger is better because there's more area to catch falling seeds!

Enjoy tidy bird feeding all year long!
With proper planning you can enjoy the backyard bird feeding hobby and have a tidy backyard. Stop by the store and chat with our Certified Bird Feeding Specialists about tidy bird feeding solutions that are right for you!

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