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How To Make Hummingbird Nectar

It is simple, home-made hummingbird nectar will make them happy and will save your money. And the most important - in this nectar isn't present red food dye which as it is considered, is harmful to a hummingbird.


1. Mix sugar and water, using 1 part of sugar and 4 parts of water. There is a simple management to facilitate calculations:

  • 1 glass of sugar on 4 glasses of water;
  • 3/4 glasses of sugar on 3 glasses of water;
  • 1/2 glasses of sugar on 2 glasses of water.

2. Mix sugar and water. Bring to boiling, stirring slowly all the time.

3. Let sugar mix to cool down.

4. Fill hummingbird feeder every couple of days.

5. Excess nectar is possible to store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

6. Change a hummingbird nectar each two days. Do it a thicket if you have noticed a mold or fermentation.

7. Clean a hummingbird feeding trough with solution of vinegar and water. Do it every time before fill it again.


1. The filtered water is better, than from a tap. The high metabolism of a hummingbird makes them more sensible to the impurity.

2. Make sure you use a cool water, otherwise sugar crystallizes in a feeding trough.


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