Author: Susanne at Dish With Me
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Do you enjoy watching hummingbirds? I certainly do. I LOVE it! They are the cutest little creatures, but they are so mean! Lol! There is always a chase. I love them anyway. For all of their busy activity they need fuel. Hence, the reason I feed them this Hummingbird Nectar.
I’ve been feeding these little cuties for years and have researched extensively to make sure I am feeding them properly. The general consensus is that a 1:4 ratio is the perfect amount of energy for them. So, simplified, Hummingbird Nectar should contain one cup sugar to four cups water.
If you decide to become a hummingbird parent, please be sure to wash the feeder before every fill up to ensure there is no mold. Another thing that is a really big deal is DO NOT USE RED FOOD DYE! Red food dye is harmful to hummingbirds.
I am no expert on birds, I simply enjoy watching them, but the following website has lots of useful information regarding hummingbirds, if you are interested. http://www.birdwatching-bliss.com
- Hummingbird Feeder
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 cups water
- In a medium sized pot on high heat, bring 4 cups water to a boil.
- As soon as water reaches a boil, turn off the heat. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Let the mixture cool before filling the hummingbird feeder.
- Always make sure the feeder is clean before filling with nectar.
- Extra nectar can be stored in the refrigerator.