Our food isn't irradiated but I do have some solutions to help avoid your messy scenario and turn your birds into tidier dinner guests:
- Use suet or seed cylinder feeders. Quality suet isn't messy and seed cylinders on a Wild Birds Unlimited Dinner Bell feeder can make tidy feeders. (See photo above)
- Sterilize Seed – You can use heat to prevent seeds from growing. In a conventional oven, spread seed out on a flat baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Sterilizing your seed will not alter the attractiveness of the seed for your birds.
Source: WBU Nature News