Juice pouch for hummingbirds

Build a better juice pouch and the birds will beat a path to your door. This is not your preschooler's CapriSun. It's a NectarGem anaerobic reusable papaya-flavored hummingbird feeder with added calcium. Like most mommies, female hummingbirds need calcium and vitamin D to produce strong eggshells.

Does it work? Too soon to tell. It was a year-end teacher gift, and I just now hung it on my patio hook. If it lives up to its claims, it will have far less fungi in the feeding mixture, and fewer problems with mold, bees, and ants. One drawback from a lizard's perspective is this feeder lacks a tanning deck. We've had some interesting interspecies turf wars around the old-style hummingbird feeder in previous years.

© 2010 Nancy L. Ruder

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