Using an empty Gatorade bottle, empty 5 oz. food container, power drill, string, and some red nail polish, you can easily construct your own DIY hummingbird feeder in less than 10 minutes to attract hummingbirds to your own backyard garden.
The bottle serves as a vessel for the hummingbird nectar and the container lid serves as a landing strip, where the hummingbirds can lap nectar from small holes drilled on the edges of the plastic lid.
To make your own hummingbird nectar, simply boil water and combine 1 part sugar with 4 parts water. Let cool and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
Contrary to popular belief, red food coloring is not necessary for making your hummingbird nectar, which can be disruptive to the hummingbirds' digestive system. Adding red colors around and near the nectar holes on the feeder is enough to attract hummingbirds to your feeder.
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