About Our Feeders


What do hummingbirds want?

Hummingbirds live constantly on the verge of starvation.

So what they want most is a GOOD food source.  Hummingbirds' definition of good is Safe & Reliable.  Safe means unpolluted and free from wasps (which can be deadly to hummingbirds).  Reliable, that's where you come in.

Stop feeding wasps

In late summer wasps start looking for sweet things, like a hummingbird feeder. But they can’t afford to waste their limited energy pursuing something they can’t get close enough to even taste.

The raised feeding ports cause wasps to quickly give up and move on to something they can access, like the neighbor’s hummingbird feeder.

This video shows real life comparisons and the wasps' preferred feeders.

Don't worry about your hummingbirds reaching the nectar; They're tongues are twice as long as their beaks!

Ants taking over
your feeder?

We’ve heard it all, from grease to soap to insecticide.  The best way to block ants is with plain, old, non-greasy, non-toxic water.  It works wonderfully and your hummingbirds will thank you because they may need an occasional drink of clean water.  For more information about ants & your hummingbird feeder, see our upcoming blog, "ANTS!!"

Incredibly easy to CLEAN

Regular hummingbird feeders are made of regular plastic, which is soft and porous. 

OUR feeder is not made of regular plastic.  It's made of a special plastic that is incredibly hard and non-porous.  So it cleans up in a couple seconds, like a non-stick pan.  And truly clean, not just pretend clean.  The lid and feeding ports stay clean because the nectar isn’t close to the holes.  A soft sponge will wipe off any dust.

Added bonus... Without dead ants polluting the nectar the feeder stays amazingly clean.  Also, without that tall, impossible-to-clean jar, your nectar isn't cooking in the sun.

With cleaner nectar and no wasps, don’t be surprised if you wind up with all of your neighbor's hummingbirds.

Check out our gross-ness test...

Easy to fill. Mix the Nectar right
IN the feeder!

Skip the hassle of measuring and cooking.

 Make the nectar right IN the feeder!

Durability Tests

USA Tough

If you’re wondering about the durability of this feeder, rest assured that this feeder is far more durable than a hummingbird feeder will ever need to be.  Need a little proof?  Here are some entertaining videos of our Durability Tests...

RAIN? N0 Problem!

The ingenious design of the feeder's lid causes most rainwater to run off, rather than fill up the feeder. The feeding holes are small – just the size & shape of a hummingbird's bill.  The holes are atop the raised and tapered ports so rain water tends to run off the sloped lid.  This video also shows why the ant moat doesn't overflow into the nectar...


Lifetime Guarantee

Make sure their source of food is clean.  If you have a feeder made of regular, porous plastic, it's very difficult to get it truly clean because porous plastic absorbs crud & odors.  It also absorbs soap so you shouldn't use it.  Our feeder is non-porous, plus the special, super hard plastic cleans up in seconds like a non-stick pan.  It's also OK to use dish soap because it won't absorb it.  (But always avoid heavily scented soaps)

Another secret to keeping them happy is to use pure CANE sugar.  There's more information about different sugars and commercial nectars in our future blog: What's the Best Nectar to Feed Hummingbirds.

Donna M.

Twinsburg, Ohio

"I'm so pleased with the feeder I purchased a couple years ago that I had to have another one.  This is an easy fill and easy clean feeder with a well in the center to deter ants.  Better than bottle feeders where the only way to clean them is with bleach water and a baby bottle brush.  What a hassle.  And how do you clean the base of those feeders??  The Lil Sweety hummingbird feeder comes apart so one drop of dish soap can clean the whole thing.  I do rinse it with a little vinegar water to eliminate any soap residue.  I can't say enough about this feeder.  Thanks so much for coming back to the Great Big Home & Garden show.  I bought my second feeder from you yesterday."

Ron G.

Evansville, TN

Our son in Brentwood as well as [my wife & I] in Evansville are still using these feeders. When they are made as well as these feeders are, you have to have a hard time selling more. They are an outstanding feeder. Easy to clean and use. We really like them.”

Ron G.
Past American Orchid Society Trustee
Bird Photographer
National Audubon
Birds Cornell Lab

William T.

Cranberry, WI

It's awesome. We get so many comments on it and always tell them where we got it.”

Joan R.

Waverly, Ohio

"I’ve been battling wasps at my hummingbird feeders over the past few years. When I came upon the “The Hummingbird Feeder” booth, at a garden show last year, I was sold! Number One, they’re Wasp Proof! They're also much easier to clean. It doesn’t matter what color they are (I now have three different colors!). The hummers will come as long as their clear sugar water is fresh!  These feeders are the best!"

(FYI: On the "About" page, The photo of the blue feeder, with the patriotic little hummingbird, was taken by Joan R.)

Erin S.

Ann Arbor, MI

I have tried attracting hummingbirds for years. For the first time, using the Lil Sweety feeder, I have hummingbirds all through the summer. And it's so easy to clean!”

Carol Z.

Moscow, Ohio

I love these feeders. They work great. We get lots of hummingbirds. The feeders don't fade and they're very durable. And, if you ever have a problem, customer service is fabulous.”

Leslie D.

Cincinnati, OH

"Love it and so do my hummers!!!"

Lynn W.

Atlanta, GA

"I hung the feeder among two hanging containers, of flowers that attract hummingbirds, and we had hummingbirds in the garden all summer.”

Lowell H.

Phoenix, AZ

"I have had the Garden Mounted feeder in my back yard for years. It looks great and the hummingbirds love it. These feeders are super easy to maintain. In our area we have hummingbirds year round, and it's real joy."

Hank H.

New Providence, PA

For many years, I have tried to attract at least one hummingbird using the feeders one would find in the big box home centers. I even went to dedicated birding stores. The feeders all “looked pretty”. I tried glass bottled reservoirs that were upside down filling a tray. Ones that looked like cornucopias, pretty flower shapes, etc.

Then came the Li’l Sweety Hummingbird Feeder. Designed by David Dault, his “Hum Sweet Hum” fit the bill for me. In fact, I now have four of the five different colors of feeders in use. The multiple ports arranged from the top in a honeycomb pattern allowed for the hummers to “decide” which port they’ll feed from. I now wasn’t limited to three or four little flowers with holes I didn’t think even the narrow beak would get through to the mixture. In the past, I struggled for the patience to see ONE hummer. I now have at least two at a time (this past Summer 2018) “fighting” over which feeder will be used.

And cleaning? The feeders are SO easy to clean. I choose to hand wash them, even though they’re dishwasher safe.

If you want to see results attracting these sometimes “elusive” creatures, get a Li’l Sweety Feeder!”