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What to put in the bird feeder: useful and safe products

Julia PeschanskayaLife
Healthy and safe products for birds

During the cold season, you need to pay special attention to birds to help them survive the winter safely. Most people make bird feeders and regularly put food in them because weather conditions make it difficult for birds to eat properly.

However, not everyone knows that some foods can harm birds and even lead to death. OBOZ.UA has compiled a list of healthy foods.

Safe foods for birds:

  • sunflower seeds
  • peanuts
  • walnuts
  • oats
  • wheat
  • cones
  • acorns
  • thistle seeds
  • dry cereals
  • berries
  • fruits
  • unsalted lard

It is worth remembering that human food, especially spicy or salty food, is not suitable for birds as it can lead to poisoning and death.

Avoid the following foods:

  • chocolate
  • garlic
  • onions
  • apple and pear seeds
  • dairy products
  • black bread
  • crackers
  • food with spices
  • citrus fruits, bananas
  • millet
  • fried food

You should also provide comfortable conditions for their snacking. Make a large feeder without sharp corners so that the bird does not get hurt and hang it in a place where cats or other animals cannot reach it. Put food in on time and try to wash the feeder once a week to prevent various bacteria and germs from growing there.

Feeding should be regular. If the birds have found your feeder, then replenish the food without interruption because the birds get used to a constant source of food.

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