There are a lot of benefits that come with owning a glass hummingbird feeder. Many feel they are easier to clean, the nectar inside them doesn’t spoil as quickly and they offer some of the most elegant designs available. Here we take a look at some of the best glass hummingbird feeders that you can get.
We love a design that allows you to fill from the top through a wide mouth, and this feeder does just that. This makes it easier to clean and care for. The 8 ounces of nectar is perfect when you are just getting started because your little hummers will go through it quickly, so you won’t waste any sugar. The four flower feeding portals have a realistic look that brings even the most stubborn hummingbirds in to take a sip.
This feeder will not only be a beautiful addition to your yard, but it will be a practical one. The hummingbirds will love the amount of red and floral designs on the bottle, and the base will catch their eye. You’ll love knowing that the 32 ounce glass container has UV ink on it to protect the nectar and feeder from sun damage. With eight feeding ports, a perch that surrounds the base, and a metal hanger attached, you’ll quickly grow your hummingbird community.
Check it out: http://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/HummersGaloreFeeder
Perky Pet offers you a simple design at a very affordable price. This older model feeder continues to grow in popularity because it is easy to refill and clean. The 6 yellow feeding flowers compliment the red base and attracts hummingbirds from the furthest distances. Plus, you’ve got to love that the hanger is included.
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You’ll love the touches of red on the glass nectar reservoir and your hummers will love the solid red base with eight ports to feed out of. The base has a circular perch surrounding it so all of your hummers can rest while they enjoy their dining experience. And when you need a new base, Best-1 has inexpensive base replacements that fit all of their feeders.
Check it out: http://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/Best132ozFeeder
This subtle and elegant hummingbird feeder is one of our favorites because the glass is made out of recycled materials, and the ocean blue colors are lovely when the sunlight hits. Hummingbirds will be drawn to the splashes of red in the 4 flower feeding portals. The Decanter top removes nicely for refilling with 16 ounces of nectar, as well as for cleaning.
Check it out: http://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/ParasolAquaFeeder
While this hummingbird feeder is practical with 4 bee resistant feeding flowers and a built-in ant moat, it is also overflowing with other fantastic characteristics. The hand painted flowers on the glass will draw in many hummers and will also be a delight to view from your window. The beautifully crafted feeding flowers compliment the design perfectly. You’ll have so many visitors with this feeder, you’ll be refilling the 8 ounces of nectar often.
Check it out: http://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/BirdscapesGlassFeeder
If you want a glass feeder that will look great in the fall, then look no further than the brushed copper finish on the Perky Pet feeder. Your little hummers will instantly be attracted to the 4 elegant feeding flowers with built in bee guards. The base offers your hummingbird community a perch to rest on and provides you with the ease of cleaning it because it comes apart. And you receive a bonus of a free packet of nectar with your purchase.
Check it out: http://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/PerkyPet710BCopperFeeder
The copper will catch your eyes and the 5 delicate red feeding flowers will attract the most elegant hummingbirds in your region. The glass reservoir swirls and catches the sun’s rays while holding 12 ounces of nectar for hummers to enjoy. The wide mouth makes it easy to clean and fill over and over again.
Check it out: http://www.hummingbirdsplus.org/MoreBirdsGloryFeeder
Benefits of using glass feeders
Whether you are selecting your first hummingbird feeder, or you have many in your yard, you’ll be pleased with all of the benefits a glass hummingbird feeder has to offer. While this will be a personal preference on your part since both glass and plastic feeders are great for feeding your hummingbird community, here are a few benefits of using glass.
• Many glass hummingbird feeders will be made with hardened glass. This makes them extremely durable and shatterproof. So if you’re writing off glass feeders because you think they will break easily, this isn’t going to be the case with most, if not all, of them.
• Glass offers the most elegant designs. While there are some fantastically crafted plastic feeders out there, a well crafted glass feeder can just offer that extra hit of elegance and beauty that many plastic feeders can’t.
• Glass hummingbird feeders often offer more UV protection from the sunlight, so your nectar won’t spoil as quickly when the temperatures rise in the summer months.
• Many people recommend glass because they are easier to clean. Once again though, this is a personal preference.
Tips for selecting a glass feeder
When you’re ready to purchase your glass hummingbird feeder, then check out the options listed above. Make sure they are easy to clean and pay attention to the amount of nectar each one holds. If you are just starting to build your hummingbird community, or you feel it is time to add an additional feeder, then an 8 to 16 ounce feeder will be a good place to start.
If you find that your community is already over capacity compared to the amount of feeders you have, the go larger than 16 ounces. Remember, when adding another feeder to your property place it a good distance away from your current feeders because hummers are very territorial. The best way to know if hummingbird glass style feeders are for you is to test one out and see.
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