Looking for A Hummingbird Feeder? How to Choose the Best for Your Birds

When purchasing a hummingbird feeder, there are several things to consider to ensure that you get the best one. Here are some factors to look for:

  • Capacity: Look for a feeder that can hold enough nectar to last a few days. The larger the capacity, the less often you will need to refill it.
  • Material: Hummingbird feeders are made from different materials such as plastic, glass, or ceramic. Glass is durable and easy to clean, but it can break if dropped. Plastic is lightweight and affordable, but it can discolor and crack over time. Ceramic is decorative, but it can be fragile and may not be suitable for outdoor use.
  • Design: Hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors, so choose a feeder with red, orange, or pink parts. Look for a feeder with multiple feeding ports to accommodate more birds.
  • Ease of cleaning: Choose a feeder that is easy to disassemble and clean, as regular cleaning is essential for maintaining the health of the birds.
  • Ant moat: An ant moat is a small water reservoir that can prevent ants from getting into the feeder. Look for a feeder with an ant moat or an option to attach one.
  • Price: Hummingbird feeders come in a range of prices, so choose one that fits your budget.
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    We've gathered some of the most popular types offered today. Sure to please all those who enjoy attracting and feeding our tiniest winged wonder, the Humming Bird.

    The types below are sure to please both you and the hummingbirds.

    Be sure to read the information below on using and maintaing these types of feeders.

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    We invite you to consider these proven hummingbird feeders for attracting hummers to visit your yard.

    Most people do not attract 100's of these birds. You add only the amount your hummers eat between cleanings.

    Your sugar water solution will last longer in the refrigerator than in the hot sun, causing less waste. Cleaning needs to be done no less than once a week.

    Consider the window mount for shut-ins and children. They'll love you for showing how much you care, and think of you everytime the Hummingbirds show up.

    Why Offer A Feeder?

    Offering artificial nectar for hummingbirds can make the difference between living and dying.

    Sounds a little over the top doesn't it. Think about this, last season about a third of the south had their worst drought in years.

    During these times native plants are not blooming and producing nectar for the hummingbirds.

    Your feeder may be the only thing or at the least, one of very few food sources available.

    Considering they may be crossing the Gulf of Mexico to get to their wintering grounds.

    The amount of weight they have to put on is considerable. Without you providing food for hummingbirds, that crossing may not be completed.

    Don't worry that you'll be keeping them here longer than they should be, that just won't happen.

    What will happen is that they'll be physically strong enough to migrate when it's their time.

    So, keep them clean and keep them up.

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