Perky-Pet HUMBAR200 Horizontal-Hanging Hummerbar Hummingbird Feeder, 2
Perky-Pet®'s horizontal-hanging Hummerbar® Hummingbird Feeding Tube offers a revolutionary way to feed more hummingbirds at one time. This Hummerbar®, which is filled with nectar, is a 2' plastic tube that offers 22 feeding ports and when compared to other hummingbird feeders, is remarkably easy to clean. This patented feeder hangs horizontally while still delivering plenty of nectar for your hungry hummingbirds. The feeder ports are made out of plastic molded in red, a color proven to attract hummers. Each port is also spaced just right to allow hummingbirds to feed side-by-side! The feeder is built of a shatterproof clear plastic feeding tube, which allows you to easily monitor nectar levels.
- Revolutionary, patented hummingbird feeder
- 22 flower shaped feeding ports angled for optimal nectar access
- Includes 2 adjustable hanging cords, funnel and rubber stopper.
- Expertly designed to attract more hummers
- Cutting-edge horizontal feeder orientation
- Optimal port spacing for side-by-side feeding
- Easy to fill and easy to clean
- Easy-grip cord locks.
What's in the Box:
- One 2-foot Hummerbar® feeder
- One mini-funnel.
How to hang the Hummerbar®
- Remove an end cap.
- Remove nectar-pouring funnel from tube.
- Replace the end cap.
- Select an outdoor area to hang the Hummerbar®.
- Hang using loops at end of hanging cords -- make sure the feeder is low enough to access for refilling and cleaning.
- Level the Hummerbar® by adjusting its cords. Slide cord locks up and down as needed to level.
- Remove rubber stopper from nectar basin and insert funnel.
- Fill about 1/4th full with Perky-Pet® hummingbird nectar. Compare each end by eye. If nectar is pooling to one side, then adjust cord locks again.
- Once nectar is evenly distributed, continue to fill nectar basin until half full. Do not overfill.
- Remove funnel, insert rubber stopper.
- The best hummingbird nectar uses a 100% sucrose formula, which hummers prefer because it is easy to digest. All Perky-Pet® Hummingbird Nectar uses a 100% sucrose formula.
Never fill the Hummerbar® more than half-full. Overfilling the Hummerbar® can cause the feeder to leak.
What else do I need to know about hanging a Hummerbar®?
- Make sure the Hummerbar® is level. This will be the key to enjoying your Hummerbar®. If the feeder isn't level, then nectar can ooze out of its feeder ports. The best way to level the feeder is to use a "construction level" as you work on placing it. Start by leveling it by sight, then use the tool to help you make additional adjustments.
- Use the easy-sliding locks on each cord to fix the feeder into place. If those locks stay in place, your Hummerbar® should be "just right" every time.
Should I "test" my Hummerbar® to see if it's level?
- Instead of dealing with sticky nectar, try testing it with some water. After leveling it, pour some water into the Hummerbar®'s nectar basin. If the liquid distributes evenly along the Hummerbar®, it's ready to take nectar. If the water pools in one end, you need to work on leveling the Hummerbar® again. Once it appears to be level, dump the water and add your Perky-Pet nectar!
Do you fill the Hummerbar® to the top?
- Never fill your Hummerbar® all the way to the top. First, you should only fill the Hummerbar® with as much nectar as your hummingbirds will eat in two days. Secondly, you should only fill about half of the Hummerbar® nectar basin - any higher and you could risk spilling nectar. Don't worry about the hummers though. The basin size was set to match the length of a hummingbird's tongue!
What's the cleaning schedule for my Hummerbar®?
- Clean the Hummerbar® every two days to keep mold from forming. On especially cool days, you can let it sit a day or so longer.
Why is nectar leaking from the feeder ports?
- Two things could cause your Hummerbar® to leak from its feeder ports. Did you overfill it? Remember to never fill a Hummerbar® more than half-full. Also, are you sure the feeder is level? This could cause leakage out of one end of the Hummerbar®. Try re-leveling it.
Why is nectar leaking from the end caps?
- If this is happening, just try pushing the end caps fully into the Hummerbar®. Each end cap should seal around the end of the Hummerbar®. After any leak, you may want to wipe the feeder down with a wet cloth.
Should I take my Hummerbar® down when bad weather is coming?
- High winds could cause your Hummerbar® to start swinging. The sloshing action could cause nectar to leak out.