is premade hummingbird food (first nature) bad for them?!?!?

is premade hummingbird food (first nature) bad for them?!?!?

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


I was told that its better to mix your own hummingbird food because its better for them whereas the premade stuff can rot their beaks off. i trust my sources but id like someone elses opinion

Yes, you don’t know what’s in bought hummingbird food, so if you wanted to be safer, make your own. Beaks will rot over time. To make some homemade hummingbird food, mix 4:1 water and sugar, and always make sure the water is not just tap, but boiled. Mix sugar in when the water is hot. They also eat insects, so you could plant some plants that attract both bugs and hummingbirds. Never put artificial coloring!

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Comments

Comment from Penguin
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:07 am

Well, I’ve never heard that before, but it most definitely is cheaper to mix your own. Commercial hummingbird food is ridiculously overpriced when you can easily make it at home.
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Comment from ?The Mysterious12?
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:31 am

Yes, you don’t know what’s in bought hummingbird food, so if you wanted to be safer, make your own. Beaks will rot over time. To make some homemade hummingbird food, mix 4:1 water and sugar, and always make sure the water is not just tap, but boiled. Mix sugar in when the water is hot. They also eat insects, so you could plant some plants that attract both bugs and hummingbirds. Never put artificial coloring!
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Comment from birdgirl
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:47 am

Never heard about the beak rotting thing..but it is thought that the red dye in the hummingbird mix can build up in their kidneys and liver and cause illness and death . Best to make you own, and much less expensive.
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