Keep seed from growing below
There are several ways to eliminate, or decrease, bird seed from growing below the feeder.
- Use feed that doesn't grow. Those would include, sunflower meats or shelled sunflower, nyjer (thistle), shelled nuts, or NutraSaff (safflower hybrid with a thin coating).
- Use our All Metal Caged mesh cylinder feeder. It has a wide bottom tray that contains seed that may fall from the inside mesh seed cylinder. This also keeps large bully-like birds from monopolizing the feeder.
- Add a bottom tray to hanging tube feeders. The feeder must have a screw-in receptor underneath to attach the tray to the feeder.
- Use a tray or platform feeder with high sides.