Clean Your Hummingbird Feeders Every Other Day In Extreme Heat

If you feed Hummingbirds, you probably clean their feeders every 3-4 days and that is what we usually recommend. But, considering the extreme heat we've been experiencing lately, you'll want to clean them at least every other day. When temperatures get up into the 90's, sugar water is quick to ferment and grow mold. Ewww...not at all appetizing to our Hummingbird friends! Remember, unused nectar can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. So, make a little extra and store it in a bottle in the frig. It will make it easier for you to refill after cleaning the feeder. Just remember to let the nectar reach room temperature before putting the feeder back out. Enjoy your Hummingbirds!

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IT'S EASY TO MAKE HUMMINGBIRD AND ORIOLE NECTAR!

 

Hummingbird Nectar:

1)    Boil 4 parts water.

2)    Mix in 1 part ordinary white-granulated sugar.

3)    Stir and let the mixture cool.

4)    When the nectar reaches room temperature, fill your clean Hummingbird feeder.

Oriole Nectar:

1)    Boil 6 parts water.

2)    Mix in 1 part ordinary white-granulated sugar. (If you are using 4 cups of water, use 5 1/3 ounces sugar.)

3)    Stir and allow the mixture to cool.

4)    When the nectar reaches room temperature, fill your clean Oriole feeder.

Tips:

1)    Never use red dyes or food coloring as they are not healthy for Orioles or Hummingbirds.

2)    Never use honey or artificial flavorings as they can be harmful to birds.

3)    Replace the nectar every 3-4 days and clean the feeder thoroughly.

4)    Unused nectar can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.

Enjoy the birds!!