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Perky-Pet 230 Original Instant 8-Ounce Hummingbird Nectar

The 8-Ounce Perky-Pet Instant Nectar makes 48 ounces of original nectar for hummingbirds. It comes in a dry mix, so all you have to do is add ordinary tap water–no boiling required. This nectar will keep hummingbirds swarming around your feeder, and the convenient mixing means that you’ll have more time to watch them. Perky-Pet Products is dedicated to giving you the very highest quality and performance, so you can be sure their products and accessories are dependable.Specially developed to match the natural nectar of fruit and flowers, Perky Pet’s Instant nectar is a high-energy sugar compound especially for hummingbirds. The simulated natural flower nectar has no artificial sweeteners. Instant nectar is a simple and convenient way to make nectar–just open and add water. The 8-ounce box makes 48 ounces (1-1/2 quarts) of liquid.

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3 Comments

  1. Lanny Chambers says:

    Please don’t use red dye Red dye has never been scientifically tested for safety as a hummingbird food supplement, and while its health effects on birds are unproven, red dye is suspected by licensed rehabilitators of causing cancer in hummingbirds. Further, in preference tests, hummingbirds consistently choose plain sugar syrup (one part cane sugar to four parts water, nothing else added) over packaged mixes or homemade syrup containing dye, presumably because the dye tastes wrong to them. They also do not like beet sugar.

  2. Richard A Hallowell says:

    Waste of Money This product is an overpriced box of sugar and food coloring. The same effect can be achieved cheaper by using 1 part sugar to 4 parts water and not using red food coloring. Hummingbirds will be sufficiently attracted to the feeder without the food coloring.

  3. Sheri L. Williamson says:

    Unnatural, unnecessary and expensive “Artificial nectar” mixes such as this are NOT recommended by hummingbird experts. They contain dyes and preservatives, chemicals that are not found in natural flower nectar and may have long-term effects on the birds’ health. The red dye is not necessary to attract the birds (the bright color of the feeder will do that) and may have an unpleasant taste. Tests have shown that, when offered a choice, hummingbirds favor plain sugar water over dyed solutions. Any added “nutrients” are present in such small quantities as to be useless to the birds, which fill all their major nutritional needs by eating insects and other invertebrates. Also, there is nothing in these mixes to justify the price, which is 5 to 8 times the cost of ordinary white sugar (which is actually sucrose, the natural sugar hummingbirds prefer above all others). A simple solution of 4 parts water to 1 part sugar is convenient, inexpensive, and much more natural for the birds.

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