Make Your Own Hummingbird Food Using Just 2 Ingredients
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Love having hummingbirds visit your yard?
If so, making your own hummingbird food is so easy to do and fun DIY activity for the kids to help with! It can also be money-saving too, as you can definitely skip buying the store-bought syrup and make your own using just sugar and water. It’s so simple!
Hummingbirds are so fun to watch with their fast fluttering wings.
According to Atlas.com, hummingbirds are the smallest bird in the world and have the fastest metabolism of any animal! They live a very high energy lifestyle and need lots of nectar to survive. Hummingbirds have a great memory and will remember where their food sources are, including your yard!
- To boil or not to boil? According to BirdsandBlooms.com, simply using really hot clean water is enough to dissolve your granulated sugar. Maybe if you plan on making extra food to store in the fridge, or if your water quality isn’t the best then that’s when you should consider boiling.
- Please don’t add red food coloring or honey to your food. It’s actually not needed, and both of those ingredients could potentially harm hummingbirds
- How often should food be changed? It’s recommended to change and clean your hummingbird feeder at least once a week in cooler months, and twice a week during the summer to avoid mold. If the water looks super cloudy in the feeder, it’s time to change.
- Where should your feeder be placed? It’s best to place it by some trees and away from windows and any busy activity.
DIY Hummingbird FoodPrint
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups hot water
I bought this beautiful glass feeder via Amazon last year and I love the hand-blown glass design, and it’s been a great feeder. Perfect for any hummingbird fan!
Making hummingbird food is easy and we enjoy sitting out back and watching them visit!