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To make your own hummingbird feeder:
You will need:
a 500 ml bottle indented a few centimetres from the bottom
a 100 gram plastic container with a tight fitting lid
string for hanging
red “flowers” of some sort (or ribbons or ? as an attractant)
a way to make holes in plastic, either a drill or knife or ?
a cup of coffee (or tea if you prefer)
The nectar is super easy to make but needs to be done ahead of time so it is cool:
boil 500 mls of water
add 125 mls of sugar
stir till sugar is absorbed
put in fridge to cool
Always use real sugar, the birds need the calories to survive. Don’t ever use artificial sweeteners.
Tip: Every few days, (or more often if you see signs of mould or other growth) take your feeder apart to thoroughly clean it in hot water then reassemble with fresh nectar.
(instructions adapted from this Wonder How to Do It post)