Our beautiful glass feeders are easy to fill & clean.
Relax & enjoy the view with our newly designed hummingbird feeders.

How to Keep Your Feeder
Beautiful & Safe

For best results, please read our instructions prior to filling your feeder for use. Our hummingbird feeders are made with quality workmanship & designed to last a lifetime. These directions will give you all the helpful hints to let you & your hummingbirds enjoy your feeder to its full potential.

Refill with fresh nectar every 1 - 2 weeks.

First, Choose the Best Location to Hang Your Feeder

We suggest that you pick a place just outside your window, a little above your line of vision, but within your normal view. Allow several inches between the feeder & other objects to avoid any impact from movements, along with easy access for you & your hummingbirds.
Hang your feeder over a fountain or ground area. This is to absorb any nectar condensation that can escape due to fluctuations in the outdoor atmosphere.

Making the Hummingbird's Nectar

Mix 1 cup white granulated sugar to 1cup of boiling water. Add 2 cups of cool water & let sit until completely cooled, approx. 30 min. give or take.*
Unused nectar can be refrigerated for future use.
*It is very important to let mixture cool to room temperature before filling.

Our Simple Tricks to Help Attract Hummingbirds to Your Feeder

When you introduce your hummingbird feeder, you may choose to tie a red ribbon around the base of your feeder placing bow to back side. Food coloring has been found to be harmful to the hummingbirds so we suggest only filling your feeder with clear uncolored nectar. Red coloring is not necessary once the feeder is known as a good source of nectar.
The clear & healthier nectar we suggest will also bring out the brilliance of our glass, creating amazing reflections of light & color you must see for your own eyes.

Keeping Your Hand Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder Safe

Hang it from a hook unless you need to clean & refill it or use the box with bubble wrap to rest in safe place. We also suggest using a soft cloth for cushioning feeder if you are resting it on a counter or hard surface in order to protect your glass feeder.

Remove the glass flower while you clean & fill your feeder. Rinse or scrub the flower with a pipe-cleaner to remove any bacteria growth. Always place flower into feeder gently, making sure that the rubber tubing is in place to act as a buffer between the two pieces of glass.

Glass contacting with other glass can cause cracks if pressure is applied.

Outdoors your feeder will hang safely with a deep 'S' hook from a chain or shepherds hook & make it easy for you to remove when cleaning or refilling is necessary. Remember to allow several inches between the feeder & other objects to avoid impact.

For questions please contact us at: info@solanabird.com

Easy Directions for Filling Your Feeder

It is very important to let the mixture cool to room temperature before filling.

Rinse thoroughly using warm or cool water prior to filling, in order to remove any residue from glass blowing process. Hold feeder by the reservoir base over your sink & gently cover the lower flower hole with your thumb or finger. This should feel comfortable & will seal the feeder in order let you completely fill it with nectar. Using a dispenser with a pour spout, pour in cooled nectar through the top-hole. Remove any air bubbles by tilting feeder upright to allow all air to escape out of the top hole. Once your feeder is completely full, insert the rubber plug into top hole of feeder. Gently push & twist the plug until it's very snug. Leave about inch or more outside for easy removal, when refilling is necessary. The rubber plug will seal the nectar flow by forming a pressure vacuum. A small amount of nectar will escape out the bottom hole as you are pushing the plug into place. With this in mind we suggest keeping your feeder over your sink for the filling process. You can now rinse off any sugar water residue on the outside of the feeder. Then dry the feeder with a soft cloth. Finally, you should gently place your glass flower in the bottom hole.
Now you are ready to hang your beautiful hummingbird feeder outside.

Cleaning Your Hand Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder

Remember to never fill feeder more than full with hot water, as glass will expand rapidly with the heat.

When rinsing alone is not enough to clean the feeder, we recommend adding rock salt to the warm water rinse. Cover both holes as you carefully shake or swirl salt inside. This will scrape off the bacteria & prove to be a natural cleanser. A few spots may still be visible which can be removed easily with the soft end of a pipe cleaner. Be careful not to use any rough metal to clean as this may scratch the interior glass. Rinse thoroughly with warm water until salt & bacteria have been removed thoroughly.
You may choose to rinse again with a small amount of sugar water to ensure sweetness for your hummingbirds. We recommend using only natural products for cleaning.
Never use bleach or man-made products as these can harm feeder for future use.
*Nectar made from distilled water is recommended to avoid hard water deposits for those who have hard water problems.

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