Important Things to Know About
4. Clean all feeders often.
Mold and bacteria grow quickly in sugary nectar, and both can sicken birds who sip the spoiled fluid. It’s crucial to give your hummingbird feeders a thorough scrubbing at least once per week to help keep your feathered friends healthy.
6. Skip red food coloring.
It’s not true that hummers require red coloring in their nectar to find it. In fact, some wildlife experts feel red food coloring is possibly harmful to hummingbirds’ health. Fill feeders with clear commercial hummingbird food, or mix your own with a solution of one-part white table sugar to four-parts water.