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Cleaning and maintaining your Hummingbird Feeder

The feeder itself is designed with durable, weather-resistant materials. The central module with the camera can withstand temperatures ranging from -5°F to 120°F (-20°C to 50°C). You can learn more about the camera upkeep here. 

Cleaning the Nectar Basin

To ensure the safety and health of the hummingbirds, we recommend cleaning the nectar basin at least every second time you refill it. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria or mold. Because nectar contains sugar, it can start to spoil within 1-3 days depending on the weather and ant activity. In some cases, feeders can go up to 5 days without needing a cleaning, but it’s important to monitor the look and smell of the nectar, as well as check for ants that may have fallen into it.

Disassembling the Feeder for Cleaning

The feeder is designed to be easy to disassemble for regular and thorough cleanings. Here’s how to do it:

Disassemble the Feeder

Rotate the stem to detach it from the nectar basin. Do not pull straight; twisting will release it easily. Pull off the flower ports. It helps to “wiggle” them off rather than pulling straight.

Clean the Nectar Basin

Scrub the interior of the nectar basin with a sponge or large brush using soap and water to remove any nectar residue. 

Clean the Flower Ports

Use the provided small cleaning brush to clean the flowers and flower ports.

Rinse and Dry

Rinse all parts thoroughly with water. Dry everything completely before refilling and reassembling the feeder.

By following these steps, you’ll keep your hummingbird feeder clean and safe.

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