I live in Oklahoma and have been feeding hummingbirds all summer. They are still hanging out, and we’re getting into fall. When should I stop putting out food so they will go south, or do I have to stop at all? Thanks–I just put up another 16oz or so of food, but I’ll take it […]
Category: hummingbird food
What is the ratio of sugar to water for hummingbird food? 3-4 cups of water 1 cup sugar Boil for a couple minutes to stop fermentation Drop or two of red food coloring Cool Serve
There is some controversy as to whether or not the dye is harmful to hummingbirds or not. I have never heard that it might be harmful to their beaks, but it is thought that it may cause tumors or may build up in liver or kidneys. There has been no scientific studies (on birds) proving […]
No; it won’t "keep." Use only sugar and water, no dye or food color, and never use honey. I found 444,000 hits for hummingbird nectar with Google; try it.
I have sugar and red food coloring. How much of each do I mix to make hummingbird food? 1 part sugar 4 part water DO NOT USE THE RED….It is toxic to the hummers.