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Old May 1st, 2011, 08:59 PM
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What kind of feeder, klm? And what's it made from?

For regular cleaning, I'll soak feeders for about 5 minutes in a weak solution of bleach (maybe a TBSP to a gallon of water), then rinse thoroughly. If it's a wood feeder, I'll soak it in fresh water for another 5 minutes as the 'rinse cycle'; if it's plastic/metal, I just make sure I've rinsed all the surfaces well under the tap. Some of my feeders can be dismantled, so I soak the individual pieces in the bleach solution, then rinse, dry and reassemble.

If the feeders were really groaty, I'll soak in the bleach solution, rinse, use a bottle brush or toothbrush to clean off the grunge, then soak in the bleach solution one more time before the final rinse.
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