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Old 03-20-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Say NO to Red Hummingbird Nectar - Happinest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee


All of the RED liquid Hummingbird Nectar(s), still being sold(!), are poisoning and killing the hummingbirds!

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Where I've always wanted to be
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I don't understand why anyone would buy any kind of nectar from a store, red or not. It's easy to make. Sugar/water, boil, cool, pour into hummingbird feeder.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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Thank you for spreading the news Rainroosty.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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Buying that red junk is expensive, too. Much cheaper to make sugar water yourself.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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Thanks for posting this. I'm happy to say I have never given that red stuff to my hummingbirds even when I get a sample with new feeders. I just use boiled 4:1 water/sugar mix. Err slightly on the diluted side if anything; the birds aren't that picky and a little water evaporates off from the feeders anyway.

Even without the red stuff, providing there is some reason to be in the vicinity, hummingbirds will find the most difficult to find feeders you can think of.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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Thanks for posting. We have hummer feeders and have used sugar water without dyes for years. In the winter, some decide to stay so we up the ratio of sugar to water. Plus, the higher concentration helps prevent freezing the mix.
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Important to know. I've never used dyed nectar in my hummer feeders.

The article also gives advice on how often to clean out feeders, depending on daily temperatures. I'm going to make it a point to clean mine more often from now on.

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