Frequently Asked Questions

The Tree Bird Feeder

General Questions

If you have a question you can email me at chirp@treebirdfeeders.com

Tree Bird Feeder

  1. Can I hang my Tree Bird Feeder?  The Tree Bird Feeder is made to sit on a 1" diameter pole.  You could hang it but you would have to modify it to do so. 

Tree Bird Limb Feeder

  1. Will the Tree Bird Limb attract as many birds as the Tree Bird Feeder? The Limb Feeder will not attract as wide a variety of birds as the Tree Bird Feeder.  The Limb feeder only offers 3 methods of feeding while the TBF offers those three as well as 4 additional methods.  The Limb Feeder is for the novice and the Tree Bird Feeder is for the more serious bird feeding enthusiast. 

Hummingbird Feeder & Oriole Trunk

  1. How tight does the wing nut on the bottom plug have to be?  Just tighten it as snug as you can with your fingers.  If it leaks around the plug you will know it is not tight enough.  Once you fill it a few times you will know how snug it needs to be.
  2. Can I wash the exterior of the feeder?  Yes, wash it with warm water.  It is treated with exterior epoxy so it will clean very easily.  We do not recommend immersing it in water.  If using a brush make sure it is soft bristled as too much pressure with stiff bristles could remove the epoxy exterior.
  3. The wing nut on the plug has seemed to have gotten harder to turn, how do I fix this?  First of all, make sure you are cleaning the plug well when cleaning the feeder.  The nut can be loosened off to where it is fairly loose and treated with vegetable oil or non stick cooking spray.  Once you put the oil or spray on the threads tighten and loosen the nut several times and it will loosen up and be much easier to turn.  Be sure and keep the oil on the nut side of the plug and wash the plug with warm water after treating it. Use only vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray.  Do not use any petroleum based lubricant on the plug.
  4. When I push the tops into the nectar ports they are sometimes very difficult to remove?  You do not need to push the tops all the way down into the nectar tube.  Just push it in about 3/4 of the way.  This will leave a little gap between the tube and the top, which will be fine and make it much easier to remove when cleaning the feeder. 
  5. The orioles are prying off the tops of my nectar ports?  If the tops are loose you can tighten the tabs by spreading them out with a pair of pliers, needle nose works best.  If you prefer let me know and I can send you different nectar tops that will fight tighter.

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