Does size matter?
YES. NO. Well, maybe...
Our normal size feeder, the Lil Sweety
holds about 12 ounces, which is perfect for most of us who are feeding 10, or fewer, hummingbirds. More feeders are better than one large one, especially for very territorial hummingbirds.
Our extra large feeder, the Hum Sweet Hum
is our largest feeder and holds about 24 ounces. If you’re filling your feeders daily, or every other day, the Hum Sweet Hum is the best size for you and your hummingbirds.
A larger feeder will not attract more hummingbirds and you'll still have that bossy bird, hogging the feeder. The larger feeder accommodates those fortunate people who are already feeding dozens of hummingbirds.
Must a Hummingbird Feeder be red?
Hummingbirds need calories all the time. So they can't afford to be picky about the color of nectar-producing flowers. What flowers do you have that are feeding hummingbirds? Most likely, they're not all red.
Many people confuse “attract” with “feed”. Hummingbirds are naturally attracted to flowers. Particularly, flowers that produce nectar. Right now you're probably muttering, 'Well, what flowers attract hummingbirds???' We could prattle on about different flowers but your local nursery has the BEST advice. We also have on-going information on our BLOG page.
Watch them up close with a window hanger.
Those bold little hummingbirds will even come right up to the window to use your feeder. Don't be surprised if you get a hummingbird looking right at you, through your window, to let you know the feeder is empty.
This beautiful and durable Suction Cup Window Hanger holds up to 4 lbs and is made in the USA. Not that your hummingbirds give a hoot about where it’s made but we know you do.
Easy placement options
Think outside the box
Hummingbirds' incredible flying abilities, combined with their need for calories, makes them very bold. They have no problem coming right up to your house to use your feeder. Many ask if they can hang a hummingbird feeder under an overhang or porch roof. Once your hummingbirds find the feeder, you may notice that they actually like it under an overhang, especially when it's raining.
On your patio, simply use flowers to initially attract hummingbirds to your feeder on your patio. They'll actually get used to your presence. Sometimes hummingbirds will hover right in front of your face. Just stay still and enjoy it. It's an amazing experience. After you get those little sprites coming close, you may want to try hand feeding with our Hummer Rings.