If you live in an urban environment, chances are, your interaction with nature is limited. One way you can connect with nature is by setting up bird feeders to attract different birds to your home. Plus, you may indirectly be helping in the conservation of birds. If that’s something that fascinates you, then here are some wonderful bird feeders to treat your feathered friends.
Before we jump into the list, here are a few pointers to keep in mind when you buy and use a bird feeder.
1. Do not expect the birds to flock in large numbers to your feeder. If you don’t place them in an ideal location, it will take some time for them to realize that you’ve got tasty treats for them. Have patience and give it a bit of time. The birds will come.
2. Birds need to see a feeder before they can visit it. Place the feeder in a bright, open area to make the passing birds notice it. Also ensure that it is in a place where you can watch the birds from your home without disturbing them.
2. Don’t feed the birds your leftover food or food that has gone stale. Salt, oil and spices are only for human consumption, not for birds. Seeds, fruits and other bird foods are a better choice.
3. Set aside time to clean and sanitize your feeders on a regular basis.
Let’s now get to the list of the best feeders you can buy in India.
Best Bird Feeders to Buy in India in 2020
Sharpex Sturdy Steel Bird Feeder
Sharpex’s bird feeder is crafted from heavy steel and coated with rust-resistant powder to be durable in any weather condition. This is a wall mounted feeder with a leafy wreath design. It is painted in rustic brown color to blend with the natural environment.
The bird feeder has a nice design that makes it easy to clean it. Just wiping with a dry cloth or rinsing with water will make it look as good as new.
Nature Forever Bird Feeder
Nature Forever’s bird feeder is made from food grade plastic and comes in a set of 2, 6, 10 or 20 pieces. The company even offers bird feed to go with the feeder as a packaged bundle. For instance, you can get 2 feeders and 1 bird mix or buy specific bird food with the feeder. They are even bundling wall brackets so you can hand them attractively in a location of your choice. The feeder prices start at ₹ 390 and vary depending on your choice of feeder and feed.
This feeder is designed to feed small birds only. Birds like pigeons will not be able to feed from this.
Nature Forever Hut Wooden Feeder
Nature Forever’s other handy feeder is the Wooden Hut. It is made of recycled all-weather wood and can be easily be mounted on balconies, windows or tree trunks. Just nail the box directly to a tree trunk or use a rope around the trunk to affix it.
The hut is designed with a sloping roof to keep off the rain from spoiling the grain and from other predators.
This is an ideal feeder for parrots, sparrows, silver bills, and mynas.
Nature Forever is also making it easy for you to buy bird feed along with your feeders. Just take your pick from the various options listed on the site. Prices start at ₹ 448.
Despite a large number of bird feeders available online, most items did not live up a good standard – either made from cheap plastic or being flimsy and unstable. We will keep updating this list as and when we find items that are worth sharing with you.
Meanwhile, if you purchased a good bird feeder, be sure to share all the details with us in the comments below.
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