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  1. Need help cleaning a nyger feeder

    Doesn't it get wet all the time when it rains? Do you ignore that? Also, do you ever clean it. I keep reading about having to keep the feeders clean to prevent spread of disease.
  2. Need help cleaning a nyger feeder

    Thanks so much for the suggestions. It is a thick plastic clear tube with metal perches surrounding the holes. It cleaned up okay once I scrubbed really hard with a rough cloth, so it's not damaged. I didn't look it it closely before I put it in the bleach, but I'm pretty sure it must have been like this before the bleach. It was like this when I pulled it out of the bleach water (10%), so nothing reacted with anything else. The soapy water didn't touch it. It's just some kind of goo on the outside from the birds or seeds (more likely the seeds) that is really hard to remove. I was hoping someone knew what it was and how to remove it more easily. Maybe nyger oil? I probably should have gone with the sock, but I hadn't found this site until I went looking for an answer to my question. I kept reading other places where people had socks tearing up and spilling the nyger, so I thought I'd try the tube. It works great and the birds love it, but too much. There are only 8 holes and the birds fight over them, especially when the nyger is below the top hole, which happens daily. It's a medium size. f I replace it, I'll get a bigger one.
  3. I posted this on another forum, but no one could help, so I'll try here. I bought a clear plastic tube nyger feeder about a month ago at Wild Birds Unlimited. I have had gold finches at all the ports. I recently took it apart, soaked it in bleach water for a few minutes and scrubbed it with a brush. When I went to dry it, I found a messy colorless, opaque film on the outside where the birds sit and eat. So I soaked it in soapy water (using dish soap) in my sink for about 10 minutes and scrubbed it again. The mess was still there. I had to take a rough cloth and scrub a lot to get it mostly clean. Any suggestions as to what this is and how to clean it off. This cleaning was harder than I want to do every few weeks. I didn't think I was supposed to use a heavy duty cleaning soap such as Greased Lightening on a bird feeder, so what else can I use. Thanks.
  4. Need help cleaning a nyger feeder

    I already did go back to WBU. The woman there didn't know a lot. The plastic is not damaged. I managed to clean it off. I just had to scrub a lot with a rough cloth to get it off. Thanks for the help.
  5. Need help cleaning a nyger feeder

    Unfortunately, I know it was clean before I put it out, because I rinsed it all out. Spotless. Whatever it was on it was from the birds or seeds. I have a sunflower seed feeder out and it is fine. I'll try dawn. I was hoping someone knew what this is. Thanks for the help.
  6. Need help cleaning a nyger feeder

    I used 1 part bleach to 9 parts water.
  7. I have had a plastic tube nyger feeder for about three weeks, bought at Wild Birds Unlimited. I have had gold finches all over it. I just took it apart, soaked it in bleach water for a few minutes and scrubbed it with a brush. When I went to dry it, I found a film on the outside. So I soaked it in soapy water (using dish soap) in my sink for about 10 minutes and scrubbed it again. It still had a film on the outside down the plastic where the birds sit and eat. I had to take a rough cloth and scrub a lot to get it fairly clean. Any suggestions as to what this is and how to clean it off. This cleaning was harder than I want to do every few weeks. I didn't think I was supposed to use a heavy duty cleaning soap such as Greased Lightening on a bird feeder, so what else can I use. Thanks.
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