Hummingbirds prefer brightly-colored plants that provide shade, shelter and food, preferably with enough room between plants to allow them to hover easily. White table sugar dissolved and fermented in purified or bottled... More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds

The Wild Bird Shop of Cannon Beach, Oregon publishes a recipe for hummingbird syrup on its website at The recipe mimics flower nectar and consists of just table sugar and water. The sugar water mixture ... More » Food Cooking

Successful hummingbird nectar contains 4 parts water to 1 part white sugar. Heating the sugar solution slows fermentation, kills mold and bacteria, and helps the sugar dissolve. More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds
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Some tips for feeding hummingbirds include using feeders and plants that are bright red, using ant guards to prevent hummingbird nectar from being contaminated, keeping the feeder clean and placing two or more feeders in... More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds

The type of food you put in a hummingbird feeder is called nectar, which can be made at home. Simply add 1/4 cup of sugar per 1 cup of water. More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds eat a combination of nectar from flowers and small flying insects. Nectar is the more widely known and understood hummingbird food. Scientists have noted that the shape of the birds' bills and tongues are hi... More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds

To make hummingbird nectar, mix one part sugar to four parts water. Stir the mixture as you heat it on the stove until it begins to boil. Remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature before pouring it in t... More » Pets & Animals Birds Hummingbirds