Hummingbird Feeder Tips

Here is a list of hummingbird feeder tips to solve various hummingbird feeder problems.

  • Problem: I don’t know when to hang my feeders in the spring.
    Tip: As soon as the weather in your area starts to get warmer.
         Read more: Hang Hummingbird Feeders

  • Problem: I hung a feeder but haven’t seen any hummingbirds.
    Tip: Tie a red ribbon on the feeder to initially attract birds. 
         Read more: How to Attract Hummingbirds

  • Problem: I was told that the honey I used in my nectar recipe could harm my birds.
    Tip: Never use honey. Always use granulated sugar in your nectar recipe.
         Read more: Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

  • Problem: Ants have invaded my hummingbird feeders.
    Tip: Use an ant moat.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Ants

  • Problem: Squirrels are bothering my hummingbird feeders.
    Tip: Buy a “Hummer Helper” Helmet.
         Read more: Hummer Helper Helmet

  • Problem: The hummingbirds aren’t interested in the flowers that I planted.
    Tip: Hummingbirds prefer brightly colored flowers with a high nectar reserve.     
         Read more: Hummingbird Flower Garden

More Hummingbird Feeder Tips:

  • Problem: Bees and wasps have invaded my hummingbird feeder.
    Tip: Buy a feeder with a bee guard.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Bees

  • Problem: I took down my feeders too soon and a hungry hummingbird came to feed. 
    Tip: Leave your feeders out for at least two weeks after seeing the last one.   
         Read more: Stop Feeding Hummingbirds

  • Problem: I am going on vacation, what will happen to my hummingbirds
    Tip: They can survive without your feeders.
         Read More: Stop Feeding Hummingbirds

  • Problem: Other birds are feeding at my hummingbird feeders.
    Tip: Hang more feeders.
         Read more: Feeding Birds

  • Problem: I think that possibly bats are emptying my hummingbird feeder.
    Tip: Use a bee guard.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Bats

  • Problem: My hummingbird feeder is leaking.
    Tip: Use a tray feeder.
         Read more: Leaking Hummingbird Feeders

  • Problem: The nectar spoils quickly in my feeders.
    Tip: Use "Hummer Helper" Helmet or place your feeders in the shade.
         Read more: Hummer Helper Helmet

  • Problem: My hummingbirds are always fighting.
    Tip: Hang more feeders.
         Read more: Hummingbirds Fighting
  • Problem: I don't don't where to hang my hummingbird feeders.
    Tip: You can hang your hummingbird feeder in locations where they can be easily viewed.
         Read More: Attracting with a hummingbird feeder

  • Problem: I don't know what kind of feeder to buy. There are so many choices
    Tip: Buy a feeder that is long lasting, easy to clean and possibly decorative (if you are so inclined).                 
         Read More: Feeder Choices

  • Problem: How do I photograph my hummingbirds when they are so fast.
    Tip: You need extra flashes to capture their wings
         Read More: Hummingbird Photography

  • Problem: How do I supply water for my hummingbirds?
    Tip: Hummingbirds need a fine mist or spray for drinking and bathing
         Read More: Use a Fountain in your Birdbath

Hummingbird Rescue Situations

  • Problem: I have a trapped hummingbird in my house.
    Tip: Make the room dark.
          Read More: Hummingbird Rescue - Trapped

  • Problem: A hummingbird flew into my window.
    Tip: Wait and watch.
          Read More: Hummingbird Rescue - Stunned

  • Problem: A hummingbird is sick or injured.
    Tip: Call a Rehabilitator.
          Read More: Hummingbird Rescue - Sick

  • Problem: It's cold out and my feeder is freezing.
    Tip: Take feeder in at night.
           Read More: Hummingbird Rescue - Freezing

  • Problem: There's a hummingbird nest on the ground.
    Tip: Replace the nest.
           Read More: Hummingbird Rescue - Nest

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