Rated 4 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ITArchitect You actually get something functional for this low price
You might wonder if you get anything even functional for such a low price. Actually, you do.
The base is two piece polycarbonate that snaps apart, and flower feeding ports that simply snap out, just like the higher priced ones, so cleaning the base is easy. It comes with an red, stiff, wire. I'm not sure what that's for unless it's to clean the holes. I don't have an ant or bee problem yet, so I can't speak to that, but I would think it would be a problem for bees at least because they would have to have some way to reach down to the sugar water, and I don't see how they could. The bottle on the reservoir is softer plastic, like a milk jug, and has an eyelet molded into the top for hanging by the S hook that comes with it. The reservoir as a small opening to fill it, that is about the size of a soda bottle so you will need something to funnel the sugar water in, and the bottle is square, which means if you let it go long enough to mold, it will not be easily, mechanically, cleanable. It doesn't come with perches, which could be good or bad, but you could actually add them pretty easily if you wanted to because the base is hollow up about 3/4". All you would need to do is drill holes through the side and run pieces cross ways through it.
I mixed 1/4 cup of sugar and a cup of water and filled it. The first morning I hung it, the bird that lives in our tree flew down to and stuck her beak into one of the ports, and flew back to her nesting area. 15 minutes later she was back and stuck her beak in each of the other three ports briefly. I was encouraged by that. However, now she just ignores it. The holes in the flowers is quite small, and the level of the sugar water is quite a bit below them, but I would think the manufacturer knows what they are doing. I popped out a couple of the flowers and shook it to raise the water, but she hasn't returned to the feeder. To see someone having better results with this feeder, go to YouTube and search for:
"Ruby-throated Hummingbird Feeder Swarm"
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mbmcincy63 simple feeder for hummers
it works well, have about 4 hummers coming around each day n evening especially. down side it has no screen or way to keep ants or other bugs out of the tubes,they then end up inside as floaters.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kat1229 Inexpensive way to attract Hummingbirds
These are wonderful little Hummingbird feeders. Designed with a bright red colored bottom with bright yellow flowers. Filled with red Hummingbird nectar these work great to attract Hummingbirds to ones yard. They are not too prevalent here in Longview, WA but used them when we lived in the SF Bay Area and we had loads of beautiful Hummingbirds all summer long. I like that these come with a pipe to clean the insides of the flowers and a little S hanger. What more do you need other than a place to hang these nice looking feeders.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mrsgloria1984 Big Hummingbird Feeder---good for the price .
THIS FEEDER IS BIG AND GOOD PRICE THE REASON FOR THE 4 STARS IS THE OPENING WHERE YOU PUT THE NECTAR IT IS VERY SMALL.. THE REASON I DIDN'T RETURN IS BECAUSE IT IS GOOD FOR A BEGINNER LIKE ME , NEXT TIME I WILL UP GRADE .
July 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by denverblonde Hummingbird feeder
I haven't used this product yet, because it's not hummingbird season, but it came here missing one of the yellow flowers.
March 4, 2014