Perky-Pet Bird Feeder
The Perky-Pet Copper Panorama Wild Bird Feeder is a less expensive choice for bird watchers because of its different seed dispensing feature. Once the tray of the feeder is full, the seed will stop dispensing. As birds feed from the convenient circular perch the seed slowly dispenses – continuously providing a fresh supply of seed. The feeder is easy to fill and clean and is sure to keep birds happy all season long, making it a joy to watch birds feeding at anytime.
What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A. Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. Much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed it is best for birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. This seed is eaten by the greatest variety of birds.
Mixed Seed is also popular. It is best to buy the mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell. Mixes containing finely cracked corn and black oil sunflower are also preferred by a large number of birds.
Nyjer (Thistle Seed) is imported from Africa and Asia. Nyjer won’t germinate, however, it has a tendency to become moldy due to lack of air circulation. If you notice mold on the seed, it must be removed from the feeder and the feeder must be cleaned thoroughly.
Q. How do I clean my bird feeders?
A. Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
Remove all old seed.
Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
Scrub feeder and allow to air dry.
Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders.
Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when dirty.
Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.