Hummingbirds get the energy they need to maintain their metabolism from flower nectar and the sugar water they find at hummingbird feeders! Make your own hummingbird food with the recipe below. We also carry Hummingbird Feeders and food in the nursery.
Perky-Pet red liquid-concentrate nectar helps get your hummingbird feeder up and running fast. Hummingbirds will appreciate the beneficial food source, and hummingbird enthusiasts can put their feet up and enjoy watching the dazzling birds buzzing about and dining at the feeder.
Nectar Syrup Recipe:
Use one part ordinary white cane sugar to four parts water.
It’s not necessary to boil the water. The microorganisms that cause fermentation don’t come from the water; they are transported to the feeder on hummingbird bills. Store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
This mixture approximates the average sucrose content (about 21%) of the flowers favored by North American hummingbirds, without being so sweet it attracts too many insects.