Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to choose bird feeders online?
Many different types of bird feeders are available like tube feeders, tray feeders, Suet feeders, squirrel proof feeder and window feeder. You can consider the birds you see in your garden and choose the feeder accordingly. At TrustBasket, we offer a wide array of bird feeders which are precision designed, scratch proof and eye catchy.
2. Which seeds can I use for feeding birds?
The seeds which attract majority of birds are the sunflower seeds. Below are some of the seeds which can be used for feeding birds:
- Black-oil sunflower seed
- Good Mixed Seed
- Niger/Thistle Seed
- Cracked Corn
- Meal Worms
3. Where should I place my bird feeder?
Bird feeders can be best hung in the place where the birds feel safe from their predators.
4. How much height should a bird feeder be off the ground?
Different kinds of birds are comfortable at different heights but the ideal height for a standard bird feeder from the ground is up to 5 feet.
5. How to maintain the bird feeders?
Our bird feeders are made from best quality galvanized metal that requires less maintenance and ensures excellent durability.
6. What to put under a Bird Feeder?
Depending on the location and space, there are many things that you can put under a bird feeder. The easiest thing would be to attach a tray with a clamp, so the husks and waste fall into it. You can clean the tray occasionally. This method will be best if you place the bird feeder in a balcony, terrace or over a concrete slab. If you place the bird feeder in the garden, you can plant wildflowers or shrubs that will not be damaged by the husks, waste, and continuous bird movement. On the other hand, you can plant flowering plants or shrubbery in a circle and leave the area right below the bird feeder empty.
7. Should bird feeders be in the sun or shade?
The placement of the bird feeder is important as it will determine if the birds will come to your feeder. The best place would be south eastern where the feeder will get ample sunlight. You should also ensure that the location is out of the wind. It should also be an open area, so the birds are able to see if any predators are coming.
8. Why should we have a bird feeder?
A bird feeder is a great way to attract many beautiful birds to your garden. It gives you a chance to closely observe them. Watching birds is a great relaxation technique and stress buster. Also, the best thing is that you are doing something for nature, which is a great thing to do.
9. What colour should bird feeder be?
Birds have three types of photoreceptors in their eyes, just like humans. However, these receptors allow them to see colours more intensely compared to humans. The general rule is that the colour of the bird feeder should be the colour of the bird that you are trying to attract. The most popular colours for bird feeders are blue and green.
10. Which bird feeder attracts more birds?
There are different kinds of bird feeders such as tray and platform feeders, window feeders, tube feeders, nyler feeders, suet feeders, and hopper or house feeders. If there are many sparrows, pigeons and other seed-eating birds in your locality, go for tray feeders. Tube feeders are best if there are finches, sparrows, buntings, and other small birds in your locality.
11. How do I attract birds to my feeder?
There are three major things that birds want – food and water, safety, and social belonging. First, you should fill the feeder with the kind of seeds, mealworms, corn, and other bird foods that the birds like. Second, you should place the bird feeder in such a place that the birds feel safe to come to the feeder. You can then place a shiny plate below the feeder with a few seeds or water to attract the birds. Sometimes, birds may start coming just after a couple of hours after fixing the feeder. Sometimes, they may take even weeks for the birds to approach the feeder.
12. How to maintain a bird feeder without attracting rats?
One problem with maintaining the feeder is that as soon as you fill it with seeds and nuts, it may also attract rats. One way to prevent rats from coming near the feeder is to use a no-waste seed mix. So, there are no droppings or waste that can attract rats. Second, you can place a tray below the feeder to collect the waste and husks. You then need to clean the tray regularly.