The love for animals has been on the rise for a while now, people love to have animals around, and this is the reason why most people go for pets. Many people have taken this a step further by keeping birds in cages. Another way to keep animals around is by having hummingbird feeders and having them come around your garden or your house. These birds add color to your home and make the whole environment look attractive. Also, some people feed these birds just for the fun of it and not really for the environment because some people place these feeders in the wild.
Hummingbird feeders is made up of certain parts, and these parts will be discussed in this article. The functions and importance of the feeder parts will also be outlined.
l Feeding Flower: This is a part of the feeder that houses the container holding the nectar that the birds will feed from. This part of the feeder has to look like a flower so that it would attract the hummingbird. If the feeder does not have this part that looks like the petals of a flower, then the birds will not come to the feeder.
l Nectar Containers: This is the container that holds the nectar in the feeder. It comes in different shapes and sizes and colors too. You can either have a glass container or a plastic one depending on your preferences. But while choosing you need to consider ease of cleaning and absence of leaks.
l The base: This part of the hummingbird feeder holds the feeding flower and attaches it to the container that holds the nectar. It’s the base of the feeder and hold everything together.
l The hanger: This is the part of the feeder that is used to hang it to a fixed position so that the birds can feed. There are different options in this part too. There are different styles of hangers depending on what you want and the purpose of the hanger.
l The perch: This is another part of the hummingbird feeder, and it’s also optional. Your feeder must not have a perch, but it has its advantages. If your feeder has a perch, the birds will have a place to hang while they feed from the feeder. However, when it’s winter, a feeder that does not have a perch is good for the bird because it helps them to feed and also keep their body temperature warm so that they will be safe. However, the choice is yours to what type of feeder you want to have.
These are the major parts that the feeder has, and as you can see each of them has a function. All of these functions help to encourage the birds to come to the feeder and also make the feeder conducive for them to feed and also to fly around and bring life to your environment and home.