Peka Feeder Platform

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Peka Feeder Platform - Replacement Part

This platform will only fit the Peka Peka feeding set

Inspired by the beauty and vulnerability of our incredible feathered friends, the Peka Peka native bird feeder provides your local garden visitors with a safe way to feed away from the sharp claws and nasty teeth of predators.

The creators of this innovative feeder have over a decade’s experience caring for native birds at Otago’s acclaimed Orokonui Ecosanctuary. They know the positive change a safe feeding space can make on native bird populations.no trees needed.


FAQs

Does nectar or sugar water in bird feeders go stale or ferment?

Yes it does. While we humans are partial to the odd fermented beverage, old sugar water or nectar is not good for birds. Leftover nectar or sugar water should be drained from the feeder after 2 - 3 days, and the feeder should be thoroughly cleaned to prevent bacterial growth.

Should I use white or brown sugar for feeding native birds?

We recommend white or raw sugar. There is no scientific consensus that brown sugar offers benefits over and above white sugar, and equally, there’s no evidence it does any harm. We use raw sugar in our Wild Bird Nectar because it’s minimally processed and provides the golden colour that we know helps birds to locate a food source.

What ratio of sugar to water should I use in my nectar feeder?

Manaaki Whenua and other researchers recommend a sugar concentration of around 20% (one cup of sugar per litre of water) This mimics the sugar concentration of natural plant nectar consumed by New Zealand nectar-sipping birds.

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