Bird Feeder Types: Hummingbird Feeders
Hummingbird birdfeeders dispense liquid nourishment in the form of nectar (sugar solution) instead of dispensing birdseed. Hummingbirds are attracted to the color red so often the sugar solution is dyed red and the hummingbird feeder has red accents and ports luring in the zealous little birds to feed. Hummingbird birdfeeders, once discovered by the hummingbirds, will need refilling often. Each time you refill the birdfeeder, clean it out. Harmful yeasts tend to grow in hummingbird feeders and spoil the nectar and endanger the hummingbirds.
There are a variety of hummingbird feeders available. You can select according to the nectar capacity of the birdfeeder and the number of feeding ports. How the hummingbird feeder is filled is also an important consideration for your selection. Some hummingbird feeders must be tipped upside down to refill, thus upon returning them to their useful position you may spill some of the nectar. A variety of options exist in the handing of your hummingbird feeder. Some hummingbird feeders suction cup to the window while others can be hung from a hook or tree. The only pest you have to worry about with a hummingbird feeder is ants. Some hummingbird feeders come with baffles preventing ants from getting to the nectar. Need for an ant baffle depends upon the location of your hummingbird birdfeeder.
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