Hummingbird Feeding FAQs Hummingbird Feeding Tips

The most frequent asked hummingbird feeding FAQs answered; solving various problems such as bees, ants, squirrels, other birds, bats, leaking feeders, spoiling nectar, hummingbirds fighting, best hummingbird feeders.

Some Hummingbird feeding Tips about when to hang your feeder, when to take down your feeder, when you go on vacation, making hummingbird food, what flowers attract hummingbirds, taking pictures, sick hummingbird.

  • Problem: Bees and wasps have invaded my hummingbird feeder.
    Tip: Buy a feeder with a bee guard.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Bees
  • Problem: Ants have invaded my hummingbird feeders.
    Tip: Use an ant moat.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Ants
  • Problem: Squirrels or Raccoons are bothering my hummingbird feeders.
  • Tip: Buy a Pole or Hanging Baffle.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Pests
  • Problem: I think that possibly bats are emptying my hummingbird feeder.
    Tip: Use a bee guard.
         Read more: Hummingbird Feeder Bats
  • Problem: Other birds are feeding at my hummingbird feeders.
    Tip: Hang more feeders.
         Read more: Feeding Birds
  • 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: The hummingbirds aren’t interested in the flowers that I planted.
  • Tip: Hummingbirds prefer brightly colored flowers with a high nectar reserve.     
         Read more: Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

More Hummingbird Feeding FAQs:

  • 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: My hummingbird feeder is leaking.
    Tip: Use a tray feeder.
         Read more: Leaking Hummingbird Feeders
  • Problem: My hummingbird feeder is getting dirty with mold.
     Tip: Do a thorough cleaning.
            Read more: How to Clean a Hummingbird Feeder.
  • 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

More Hummingbird Feeding FAQs:

  • Problem: I don't know 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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