Q. How do I clean my TipsyBirds feeder?

A. Remove the feeder from the bottle set it under a stream of running hot water for a few minutes. (The water should flow into the stopper tube and out of the feeding hole in the flower). If you notice your feeder may have some bacteria developing, you can unscrew the white cap and soak the feeder in a bowl of hot water mixed with a 1/4 spoon of vinegar for an hour. Then rinse it out as described before. Make sure the cap is on tight to prevent leaks.


Q. How do I stop my TipsyBirds feeder from dripping?

A. All feeders are susceptible to dripping but you can control the problem by making sure your bottle is full of Nectar before you hang it. That will insure the bottle develops a good vacuum. Keep an eye on it and top it up when you notice the fluid level is down. If you see dripping from the bottom, try tightening the white cap. If it still drips between the cap and the clear housing, a little Vaseline on the threads of the housing will create a seal. Then screw on the cap again.


Q. How long will it take before I see Hummingbirds at my feeder?
A. There is no guarantee Hummingbirds will feed (like you can’t guarantee you’ll catch fish when you go fishing), but if you hang your bottle with fresh Nectar in a cool spot and wait… eventually they should show up and party.


Q. How do I make Nectar?

A. Mix 1 part white granulated sugar into 4 parts boiling water. Stir and let cool. Fill bottle and hang. Store excess Nectar in the fridge.


Q. How often should I clean my bottle and replace the Nectar?

A. Try to clean your recycled bottle TipsyBirds feeder once a week and make sure the Nectar level is topped off to avoid dripping. Use clean Nectar made from 100% natural white sugar. If you own a FREESTYLE feeder, nectar lasts longer because of our unique design, so you can wait around 2 weeks between cleaning cycles.


Q. How do I install the suction cup and Hang-Ring?

A. Peel the film off of the suction cup disc and center it on the bottom of your bottle. Then put your thumb in the center of the suction cup and press down firmly. That will express the air from the cavity and the cup should form a tight seal against the bottle. Once it’s stuck in place, work out any air pockets with your thumb and you’re done. Insert the ring and hang your feeder in a cool spot.

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Humminbird Feeder FAQs from Tipsybirds.com. Learn about nectar, feeders, and more.