Homemade Hummingbird Nectar - Steps and Tips
Do you wish to make your own homemade hummingbird nectar?
Everyone would love to have a family of hummingbirds flitting around their yard through spring and summer. They are very animated and extremely beautiful.
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Nectar, the juice found in flowers, is what naturally attracts these fun creatures. You can attract hummingbirds with a flower garden, but you can also attract them earlier, if not year round, by making your own hummingbird nectar and providing an appropriate dispenser for the hummingbirds to drink it from.
This article will supply you with a few recipes for homemade hummingbird nectar, to get you started in attracting those spirited little creatures to your garden.
How To Make Homemade Hummingbird Nectar
Making hummingbird nectar at home is not a tough task, provided you know what you need and how to prepare it properly.
Things You Need
Humming Bird Nectar Recipe
The main ingredients that are used in a hummingbird nectar recipe are sugar, water, and in some cases, a red coloring.
You can use either cane or beet sugar to make the nectar. Because it belongs to the carbohydrate family, sugar is easy to digest and provides an abundant amount of energy. Hummingbirds have an extremely fast metabolism system, and they need lots of sugar to keep up their high energy levels.
Water is the second ingredient you need to make hummingbird nectar. Hummingbirds need their food in liquid form. Make sure to use chlorine free and fluoride free water for making your hummingbird nectar.
Some people also use a red color for making hummingbird nectar. However, keep in mind that many countries have now banned the use of artificial coloring in hummingbird nectar, as it is believed to possibly cause cancer and tumors in hummingbirds. If you want to make your nectar red, use a non-artificial coloring, or find a hummingbird feeder that is colored.
To make basic homemade hummingbird nectar, mix 1 part of sugar with 4 parts of water and boil while stirring the sugar constantly. Cool it off before filling the feeder.
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Hummingbird nectar provides an extra source of food to these birds. These animated little creatures are amazing to watch and will provide you with countless hours of entertainment with their antics.
You should now be able to mix up some homemade hummingbird nectar and sit back to enjoy the show these vibrant little birds will put on for you.
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