Suggested Placement for your Perky Pet® Hummingbird Feeder

Now that you’ve purchased a Perky-Pet®
hummingbird feeder, you’ll want to attract hummingbirds to your yard. Look
for a safe spot to hang your feeder and one that will give you a great view,
perhaps near a porch, deck, patio, or a window overlooking the yard.
There are several things to consider when finding a hummingbird-friendly
location. An ideal location will offer birds nearby cover and protection.
Hummingbirds prefer open spaces that allow them to move from nectar source to
nectar source. Place your feeder near flowers in the sun, ideally an area that
has both sun and partial shade during the day. Windows are a hazard to
hummingbirds. Place your feeder at least 15 to 20 feet away from a window
and 10 to 15 feet within the nearest cover such as a shrub. This will allow
the hummingbird to feel safe if a predator is nearby. Here’s a tip: to
attract hummingbirds throughout the season, you can plant early and late
blooming flowers. The best flowers are those that are trumpet-shaped such as
fuchsia, gladiolas, and petunias. Hummingbirds are particularly attracted
to the colors red, pink, and orange, which signify a rich nectar source. It’s best
to hang your feeder among your flower garden on a tree, shrub, or pole. Keep the
feeder clean and the nectar fresh; change it every two days during the hot summer
months or less often in more mild temperatures. When preparing nectar, never
use artificial sweeteners or honey, which can be fatal to hummingbirds. Perky-Pet®
offers a variety of hummingbird nectar or you can make your own using a recipe
of one part sugar to four parts water. It is best to boil the water to retard
fermentation, but never place boiling water in the feeder; make sure it is
completely cool before refilling the feeder. Insects are also attracted to
hummingbird feeders. Insects such as ants, bees, and wasps will
compete with the hummingbird for nectar. For ants, it’s best to block their path
to the feeder. Perky-Pet® has a patented ant guard with permethrin that hangs
above the feeder and repels the ants. Some feeders also have built-in ant
motes. Simply fill the moat with water, and the ants will be reluctant to cross
over to get to the nectar. For bees, some feeders come with small screens that act
as bee guards and fit over the feeding ports. The screens prevent the bees from
reaching the nectar, but still provide access to the nectar for the
hummingbirds. Another remedy for repelling pests is to lightly coat
around the top of the feeder with petroleum jelly or cooking oil. This
prevents the pests from getting to the nectar. Make sure that the substance
doesn’t get into the feeder. To complete your hummingbird feeding
needs, Perky-Pet® provides a wide variety of hummingbird nectars. Remember, if you
follow these steps to maximize your feeders attractiveness to hummingbirds,
you’ll only enhance your own viewing pleasure.

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3 Responses

  1. Ifixstuf says:

    every two days and it's over 2 gallons of fluid? crazy

  2. Boss Phan says:

    if u place the humming bird feeder in direct sun light it will heat up the suger water and when it get heated enough it will spew out . statement from 10 years humming bird feeder

  3. Elvira Donaghy says:

    don't add vasoline or cooking oil. This is not advised.

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