Linda asks…

How do I build a bird feeder?

I really want to feed the birds that go near my three parakeets, but they scare my parakeets.  They always yell and chirp out loud.

Rose answers:

I’ve never seen this because I only am around the wild backyard birds, but I suspect the wild birds come near the cage because of food you probably have in your parakeets’ cage.  I would try, for simplicity’s sake just putting together a platform or tray bird feeder for your wild birds.

You can hang these from a tree branch or simply put one on the top of a pole and put bird food on it.  Oh, and I would place it a good distance from where you keep the domestic birds’ cage.  If you can keep your wild birds fed, I would think they’d be less likely to visit the cages as often.


Chris asks…

How do you build a shelf bird feeder that is only accessible to a chickadee?

On the shelf of the feeder there are bars, like jail house bars, that are wide enough for a chickadee to fit through, but not sparrows.

Rose answers:

3/4 or 1/2 inch chicken might work. If you fed pure black oil sunflower seed, it might result in less visits by sparrows.

Carol asks…

Best Bird Feeder To Build.?

Best Bird Feeder To Build. 10 POINTS?
I have gust recently taken in birds as a hobby
What is the best and nicest home made bird feeder to put in
my backyard.
My little brothers and sisters are always running around in my backyard so I would like one that you can preferably
mount or hange from a tree.
My backyard is relatively small but there are lots of tall trees in the backyard across from mine gust about a meter from my fence.
I would like to have lots of songbirds so that when you walk out you hear lots of singing
My mom is an artist and she also loves birds I would realy like to inspire here art.
please show me a web site pictures and instructions on how to build this bird feeder you recommend.
I live in Ontario
Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rose answers:

Also, to attract birds, make sure they can see the seeds very well at first. Sometimes, new feeders can scare birds so you want to advertise your new free birdy restaurant. 🙂 Once you get birds there and feeding every day, then you can get all fancy with a feeder that reflects who you are.

By the way, the other day another person wanted to know all about all kinds of bird feeder plans, and if any site has them, we do.  I put several links to various posts on the subject, so here is a link to my reply to him with all the links for you to use too.

Good luck!


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