When choosing a hummingbird feeder, some points need to be considered.
- The nectar is easy to go bad because of the sugar. You need to clean and refill the feeder very often. So the feeder should be easy to disassemble and clean.
- The feeder should have a bright color (better to be red) because hummingbirds get used to drink from colorful blossoms.
- Better to have perches for the hummingbirds to rest. The hummingbirds are hovering when drinking at wild fields. But they rest if you are providing perches. Perches can help hummingbirds save energy.
After take these 3 points into consideration, also confirmed that the feeders are popular because many people have already used them and rated high scores. I am sharing my reviews of 5 popular humming feeders as below:
1.Aspects HummZinger HighView 12 oz Hanging Hummingbird Feeder
This is a basin-style hummingbird feeder. Its cover can be easily removed, so that the bowl can be cleaned quickly. The bright red cover and 4 flower-shape feeding ports attract hummingbirds from a long distance. The ring perch gives the hummingbirds a rest even when they are drinking. The built-in moat blocks ants from accessing nectar.
2.Aspects 407 Jewel Box Window Hummingbird Feeder, 8-Ounce
It’s also a basin-style feeder but it can be mounted on the window glass with 2 suction cups to take the beautiful birds close to view. It features red cover and 3 flower-shape feeding ports to attract hummingbirds. The structure is easy for cleaning and filling. The good design is that it has a anti-ant moat and this moat can be removed to reduce the feeder size when you don’t have an ant issue. A perch around the feeding ports is providing a rest for the hummers.
3. Perky-Pet 203CPBN Pinch Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder with Free Nectar
This inverted-bottle type feeder attract hummingbirds with its red base and 4 flower-shape feeding ports. It’s inexpensive but full-functional: built-in bee guards covering the feeding ports, the moat filled with water on the lid is blocking the ants and four perches for the birds to rest.
As a common sense, the hummingbird’s feeder need to be cleaned and refilled often. This feeder features a wide mouth and a detachable base that make it easy to clean.
A free 1.3-ounce packet of instant hummingbird nectar concentrate is included in the packing. With water added, it would turn into 8 ounces of nectar, that means you can use the feeder right after you get it.
4. First Nature 3090 32-ounce Hummingbird Flower Feeder
It’s a cheap, simple but very practical hummingbird feeder. The feeder made of durable polymer features bright red body to attract hummers, ten yellow flower feeding ports allow feeding more hummingbirds at the same time, a big capacity of 32 ounces, a s-hook and a round resting perch. The dent on the lid serves as a ant moat when filled with water.
Wide-mouth and two-part bases make it easy to clean and fill nectar.
5. Handheld Mini Hummingbird Feeders
The window feeder is not the one to makes you be closest to the lovely wild birds. This handheld mini feeder makes you experience the delight of feeding hummers by hand! There are two ways to make the hummers drink the nectar from your hand: Way 1. Put a standard hummingbird feeder first to attract hummers, when the hummers get used to drink in your gargen or at your window, stretch out your hand with the mini feeder; Way 2. Put several mini feeder on your windowsill to attract hummers, then use your handheld feeders when the hummers are familiar with the feeders and the environment.