Hygiene is deceptively important for wild birds.
When we create feeding stations we create something which does not exist in nature, a concentrated feeding place where birds repeatedly return and mix with others. In the wild they forage, and soil in different places, our feeding stations concentrate this activity so keeping it clean is vital to prevent disease transmission. If we do not regularly disinfect bird feeding and watering spots then bugs and diseases can accumulate.
So when you are stocking up on wild bird supplies it is important to purchase some wild bird care and hygiene products. Take a look at our range of wild bird-friendly disinfectants.
As part of your own wild bird care regime you can cut down potential cross infection both from you to birds and from birds to you by using a hand cleanser like Amprotect. And wild bird supplies like Ark-klens are useful too. Ark-Klens is a disinfectant which you can use to sterilise feeding and bathing areas.
Citrosan and Tamodine-E are two more disinfectants which are worth looking at.
Vetark is the leading provider of specialist wild bird health care products in the UK.