Avoid Drunk Hummingbirds: Clean Your Feeders

If you’re near For Fox Sake, this is the perfect time of year to hang hummingbird feeders! Hummingbird feeders can give you an opportunity to enjoy these beautiful little jewels during their long annual migration.

If you’re not careful, though, your feeders may do much more harm than good. Nectars— whether homemade or store-bought— ferment very quickly in warm weather and become very high in alcohol. Drunk hummingbirds may sound funny or cute, but they are very likely to fly into windows, get caught by predators, or to simply die of liver failure. Not cute at all!

Please change the nectar in your hummingbird feeders at least every three days in cool weather and daily in hot weather.

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