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Q: What criteria should I use when selecting an oriole feeder?

A: Make sure it is one that will be easy to clean and fill, especially since you will need to clean the feeder each week. Oriole feeder with bee guards

If you are worried about bees and wasps or ants invading the feeder, purchase an Oriole feeder with bee guards or ant guards.

There are many decorative Oriole feeders on the market. We offer a wide variety of Oriole feeders to suit your preferences.

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Q: Where is the best place to hang my oriole feeder?

A: Place your Oriole feeder away from sun and wind. The sun may cause the mixture to turn bad and the wind may swing the feeder around, causing the mixture to spill.

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Q: How do I attract orioles to my feeder?

A: Orioles will find your nectar feeder, although there are some steps you can take to help them find it sooner. Orange half on oriole feeder

Placing orange pieces or slices on the feeder may help them locate it.
Some enthusiasts like to use oriole nectar, although others prefer to make their own nectar for their Oriole feeders.

Placing a bird waterer in your yard near the feeder may help to attract them, after which they may also then find the nectar in the feeder.

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Q: How do I clean my oriole feeders?

Cleaning your Oriole Feeder

A: Oriole feeders really need to be cleaned every week, and more often in hot weather. Use hot water and a bottle brush, but do not use any soap or detergent.

The Perky-Pet™ cleaning mop is specially designed for this purpose and very convenient to use. A bleach solution can also be used as long as it is diluted and then rinsed completely. This cleaning mop can also be used for any hummingbird feeders you have.

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