copperhummingbird's Shop Announcement

Welcome to my store!

In the real world I was a zookeeper for 28 years, 22 of which were spent caring for hummingbirds.

In zoos, hummingbird feeders must be able to withstand a great amount of use and abuse since the food is changed out 2 to 3 times daily with the feeders being washed and sterilized each time. Additionally, bees can present problems by monopolizing feeders. Based upon these observations, I created a feeder that would stand up to "industrial use" (bee-proof, extremely easy to clean and sterilize, almost indestructible).

My feeders are currently in use in the hummingbird aviaries at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Phoenix Zoo, Zoo Miami, Brookgreen Gardens, Fairchild Gardens, the High Desert Museum, and the San Diego Zoo.

Simply fill the food-grade plastic cup with a sugar-water mixture at a ratio of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water, place it in the copper holder and enjoy! (Complete usage instructions come with each feeder.)

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