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I have a hummingbird feeder and i would like to know if i can use sugar and water to feed the birds

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    Deborah Lail Jun 27, 2019

    Dont pay for the red nectar in stores. The red dye is actually not good for the hummers! Make your own nectar with one cup sugar to 4 cups water.

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Thanks.

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25% mix is what i use. 4 cups water to 1 cup sugar then i prefer a little red food coloring. They love it.

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Better to use the red liquid intended specifically for hummingbirds. They are fascinating to watch while feeding. They will hang out in nearby trees and wait for a chance to zoom in and drink.

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Birds will instinctively know when to fly south, however you are correct in assuming that they may stick around longer if a food source is provided. This could be dangerous for some species of birds. The general rule of thumb for your area is that whenever the highest temperature of the day is less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit you should take down the bird feeder.

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SOURCE: Hummingbird sugar water recipe

Directions for making safe hummingbird food:

  1. Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.
  2. Cool and fill feeder.
  3. Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator.
  4. Red dye should not be added.

Posted on Apr 03, 2017

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You can find a recipe for making nectar to put in a humming bird feeder on the Hummingbird Society web site:
https://www.hummingbirdsociety.org/feeding-hummingbirds/

The information states "No red food coloring!"

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