Never Add These Foods to Your Hummingbird Mixture

Providing them with the proper nutrition is essential for their health and energy.  

While many people enjoy setting up feeders to attract these vibrant birds, it’s crucial to know what foods should never be added to their mixture.  

Missteps in hummingbird nutrition can lead to serious health problems or even death for these delicate birds.  

Here are some critical guidelines to ensure you're offering a safe and nourishing nectar to your hummingbird visitors. 

Like Save and share

Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose may be suitable for human consumption, but they are harmful to hummingbirds. 

Hummingbirds require the high energy provided by natural sugars to sustain their rapid metabolism and energetic flight.  

Always use plain white granulated sugar to make your nectar. The recommended ratio is four parts water to one part sugar. 

for more stories