How should I store and care for my wild bird feed?

Thursday 4th April 2019

Seeds and grains should always be stored in dry conditions. Airtight containers are recommended. Fungus and moulds can have a serious impact birds, for example Aflatoxins are carcinogenic and toxic to birds.

It is important to keep your bird feeders and bird baths clean. It is a good idea to clean them each time they are refilled and regularly replace the water in your bird bath.

Garden birds can be particularly susceptible to some diseases such as:

Salmonellosis, Colibacillosis, Yersiniosis, Pasteurellosis, Chlamydiosis, Trichomoniasis, Warts (viral papillomas), Avian pox and Aspergillosis.

You can read more here:—minimising-the-risks