How do you make Hummingbird food/solution?

How do you make Hummingbird food/solution?

31 December, 2009 (21:08) | hummingbird food | By: admin


I just bought a feeder and it didn’t come with any food powder. I don’t want to go back to the store and besides I belive in not paying for something you can make at home for alot less. Thanks for your input.

1 part sugar to 4 parts water

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Comments

Comment from BMTHESPIAN
Time January 1, 2010 at 2:17 am

1 part sugar to 4 parts water
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Comment from shichimeitozoku
Time January 1, 2010 at 2:37 am

You can also use honey. ^.^
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http://birdsoasis.wordpress.com/

Comment from audrey
Time January 1, 2010 at 3:04 am

suger water and red die
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Comment from birdgirl
Time January 1, 2010 at 3:40 am

the first answer is correct…please do NOT use honey…this can kill a hummingbird and do NOT use red dye…the color of the feeder should be enough to attract the birds..there is a lot of controversy as to whether or not the dye causes liver and kidney damage to the birds..so best to play it safe and just use sugar and water…no other additives. Keep the feeder in a cool place away from hours of direct sunlight which can actually ferment the sugar water. Clean frequently so bacteria does not grow.
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