Can I use jello water for hummingbird food.?

Can I use jello water for hummingbird food.?

15 July, 2010 (01:18) | hummingbird food | By: admin



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.

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Comment from alwalkin
Time July 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

all you have to do is add sugar, why would you want to try jello?
they need the sugar so if you simple add the gelatin mix to water it won’t work
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Comment from David W.
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:20 am

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.
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Comment from meanolmaw
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:56 am

don’t be foolish…. NO!!… what would a bird do with gelatin?….
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Comment from Dianne
Time March 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm

What’s wrong with 4 cups boiling water to 2 cups white sugar no red food coloring. I think that’s what I do

Comment from admin
Time March 30, 2016 at 10:22 pm

Nothing’s wrong with that, although it doesn’t need to be that sweet. One cup sugar to 4 cups water is close to the nectar that hummingbirds get from flowers. Making it sweeter will make it more attractive to bees and wasps.

Comment from Michael
Time December 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Plain, unflavored gelatin is a good additive because it is collagenous protein, with vitamins and minerals and is derived from animal sources. This is not unlike the tiny thrips that hummers eat for their protein requirements. It should be diluted sufficiantly as not to congeal the liquid. Jello has far too many chemical additives for hummers and humans.

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