We were asked to do a Dr JBs Hummingbird Feeder Review.
Since I’m a “Gluten for hummingbird feeders”, I couldn’t resist, especially since I heard so much about this feeder.
We have multiple feeders surrounding our home, one in just about every window and several out in our perennial garden.
Needless to say, I spend a lot of time cleaning and replenishing the nectar supply to these feeders.
The feeder arrived in a nice strong box (I like nice boxes, I use them year to year to store my feeders over the winter).
Upon opening the box, the feeder came in 3 pieces: 2 plastic pieces that snap together to form the bottom/tray of the feeder and a glass screw-in bottle/reservoir with a large loop style hook for hanging.
I immediately noticed the quality of the 2 plastic pieces.
They were strong and flexible, a sign of a better material that won’t crack or shatter.
The bottom piece made the inner base and the top piece had
4 bee resistant feeding ports and a continual encircling perch.
The 2 pieces snapped together easily and definitively.
The reservoir was a heavy glass jar and screwed into the bottom again with ease and seemed to make a very good seal.
The inner and outer pieces of the base came apart with a snap and were very easy to clean with no nooks or crannies to promote mold and bacteria growth. I simply used my feeder brushes with a very mild solution of soapy water. If your stressed for time, the whole feeder is dishwasher safe placed in the top rack.
I particularly like the wide mouth jar/reservoir because I didn’t need a funnel to fill it and it also makes it easy to clean. I also like the over-sized hanging loop which made it easier to hang. This is handy if you have to r-e-a-c-h a ways like I do since I have most of my feeders hanging out my windows on the soffits. (Makes a great show in any room of my house!)
Purchase the Standard Dr.JB's Feeder.
Now Available in Multiple Sizes!
32, 48 and 80 ounce capacities with a choice of
Red or Yellow flowers on the feeding ports.
Also available is a 48 or 80 oz. size with 8 feeding ports.
You can see all the different sizes here.
How to Clean the Dr. JB's Hummingbird Feeder:
Unscrew the bottle from the base.
Lay base upside-down on sturdy flat surface. Firmly push down on opposite sides of the outer rim of the base.
The inner part of the base will “pop” loose.
Dishwashing: Place all 3 parts of the feeder in the top rack of a dishwasher.
Handwashing: Use feeder brushes with mild soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
Overview of the Dr JBs Hummingbird Feeder Review:
The Dr.JB’s hummingbird feeder is strong, simple to assemble/disassemble, easy to clean and fill.
This feeder is well worth the money. The quality of the material and design are of the best available.
I’m sure I will get years of service through generations of hummingbirds returning to my feeder.
For a “Basic” style feeder I think this feeder is the best I have seen.
In the “Basic Feeder” category, I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it.