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#132892 August 3rd, 2005 at 08:44 AM
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how often should I change it? It is store bought and the real nectar not home made. How do you make the home maid and how often should you change it out if it is homemade?

#132893 August 3rd, 2005 at 10:47 AM
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Hummingbird nectar should be changed at least weekly. Every 3-5 days in hot weather.
Home made is VERY simple: 2 cups boiling water, add 1/2 cup white table sugar. Do not add food coloring. (Do NOT add honey - kills h'birds). Stir to dissolve, cool. Store unused portion in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Remember that spoiled or moldy nectar can kill h'birds.

ENJOY!
Katha

#132894 August 3rd, 2005 at 11:07 AM
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Thank you my little boy wanted a feeder so we got one put it out front and today we had 4 on it. Beauties they were. Just wanted to make sure we provided for them proper!


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