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Perky Pet Glass Hummingbird Feeders-Recipe for Hummingbird Food

Updated on November 20, 2016

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Attract Hummingbirds with a Perky Pet Glass Hummingbird Feeder

A Perky Pet Glass hummingbird feeder can make your garden more attractive to these lively, interesting birds. Many people across the United States and in other countries enjoy feeding hummingbirds in their yard. Seeing these tiny winged creatures in your backyard can help to take your mind off your worries.

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Where Can You See Hummingbirds- Which Species Are In Arizona and The U.S.??

Hummingbirds are found in many different parts of the Americas. You cna find hummingbirds in Arizona in places like the Coronado National Forest. Hummingbirds in Arizona include the following species:

Calypte anna or Anna's Hummingbirds

Archilochus alexandri or Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

Amazilia beryllina or Berylline Hummingbirds

Even if you live in a city, you are likely to have seen a hummingbird at some point in your life. People who spend a lot of time pursuing outdoor activities such as hiking or camping are also likely to see hummingbirds as they go about their day.


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Alaskan wilderness areas provide a good habitat for many types of birds. You will also see hummingbirds in grassy areas and meadows. This is because these garden areas provide lots of food sources for these birds.

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"I love this feeder and so do the hummingbirds! Last year I had a different type (plastic bottle and without perches) and only had the occasional hummingbird. This year I bought one of the Perky Pet Pinch Waist feeders and I had a hummingbird in less than 20 minutes"

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Tips on Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden

If you want to attract bright hummingbirds to your garden on a hot day, a Perky Pet Glass hummingbird feeder would be a good device to have. A hummingbird feeder will help you to provide lots of fresh nectar for them to enjoy.

You should also provide plants that act as a good source of food for the birds. Make sure you have lots of vines and flowers that hummingbirds like.

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Will a Homemade Hummingbird Feeder Attract Lots of Hummingbirds?

A brightly colored homemade feeder will be easily remembered by any thirsty hummingbird that passes through your garden. Once they drink from it once, they are very likely to return again.

In addition to that, hummingbirds often travel in pairs, so you are likely to see more than one frequently visiting your garden once you create the type of conditions which are ideal for them to flourish.

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"The basin is plastic surrounded by a metal wire for the hummingbirds to perch while taking a more relaxing drink. We live in the hot desert. I like that the basin is plastic: easier to clean, DOES NOT HEAT the water and is protected from the sun by a sturdy metal base cover with bright red "flower" feeding ports."

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Making Your Garden Attractive to Hummingbirds

If you want hummingbirds to stay in your garden for a few minutes or visit frequently, you must make your yard attractive to them. When you set up your Perky Pet Glass hummingbird feeder, also ensure that you set up several spots where the birds can perch comfortably.

The feeder that you choose should be brightly colored. If you purchase a Perky Pet Glass hummingbird feeder, choose a shade that the birds will be attracted to. Roses, hibiscus and other flowers have bright colors that get the interest of hummingbirds. That is why commercial feeders are usually designed in bright, beautiful shades like red.

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

Tips on Making Nectar for Your Perky Pet Glass Hummingbird Feeder

It is relatively easy to make nectar to put inside your Perky Pet Glass hummingbird feeder. However, you should make sure that your nectar has the attributes of nectar that would be found naturally in plants.

Never add food coloring or any other type of color to the nectar that you make for your bird feeder. While red is an attractive color in flowers and feeders, hummingbirds do not expect nectar to be red. The nectar that you make at home should be clear and pure, just like that found in a plant. The bright color of your feeder will be enough to attract the small birds to your garden.

Never add honey to your nectar. Honey can encourage the growth of bacteria which may make the birds ill. Stick to sugar and water in a ratio of one to four. That is, you should use 1 part of sugar to every four parts of water. This is the ratio o sugar to water in nectar that is found in nature. Your own homemade nectar should mimic this sugar water ratio as closely as possible.

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Is Table Sugar Good Enough to Use in Nectar for Your Perky Pet Glass Hummingbird Feeder?

Table sugar is adequate for making nectar at home. Just mix a cup of table sugar to every 4 cups of water. If you live in an area that is foggy or has a high moisture content, you may make the solution just a little bit more concentrated.

Water from the environment will help to dilute the nectar in areas that are very humid. Concentrated nectar helps to give the birds energy. When there is a lot of rainfall, hummingbirds can get water to drink from off the plant leaves all around them.

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"I have two of them. despite the 30 ounce size, you can fill it up or use as little sugar solution as you need without problem. When bottle is screwed onto base and turned upside down, the solution flows until the level reaches the bottle neck, then stops until the level goes down and automatically maintains the level."


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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      We don't have Hummingbirds in Croatia but your idea sounds very useful and creative.

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      jtrader 2 years ago

      Thanks DDE. Hummingbirds are attracted to the feeders.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      that is a beautiful bird feeder. Too bad we could only find black crows here, no hummingbird, let alone pigeons

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      jtrader 2 years ago

      Oh, I wish you did have those two as well. In Jamaica the hummingbird is actually our national bird.

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