I think I took the unoriginal idea from Dumb and Dumber.
In any case, I saw Petey right outside our house the other day, and I decided that I wanted a hummingbird feeder. While more for me, I thought Riley would enjoy it too.
So I went to Home Depot and picked up this cute feeder for $15. I liked that it wasn't plastic and red.
I also found this great site, that explains what you can fill the feeder with. Petey uses the feeder like we use coffee, just to get a quick jolt of energy. So, I don't have to waste my money buying fancy nectar with nutrients and vitamins. Call me the Starbuck's, not the GNC.
The site also listed this super easy recipe:
- Use one part ordinary white cane sugar to four parts water.
- It's not necessary to boil the water. The microorganisms that cause fermentation don't come from the water; they are transported to the feeder on hummingbird bills.
- Store unused syrup in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
I hung it up yesterday, and he already stopped by for a java break. I'll post photos soon!