If you’ve those little hummingbirds already flocking your backyard, it maybe time you gave a try feeding them out of your hands. It will take a little practice, but you’ll also immensely enjoy the experience. What is more, with the help of the hand held hummingbird feeders, even your children will be able to feed the tiny birds right out of their hands. So, it may also turn into a fun activity for your whole family.
So, here’s a list 3 of top hand held hummingbird feeders that enjoy great popularity among the hummingbirds lover population.
1. Aroma Trees Handheld Hummingbird Feeder Kit
While this is one of the expensive items out there, this kit still enjoys a huge popularity— as evidenced by the high number of reviews and the 4.8/5 rating it enjoys on Amazon. The kit includes five high quality feeder ports with red base and yellow petals as well as suction tube mounts. This means that you can feed them out of your hands as well as place the feeders comfortably on your window sill. You’ll also appreciate the manufacturer’s attention to little details. For example, the kit includes five ruby colored beads with wire that you can attach to the ports. This makes the feeding ports even more colorful and attractive to the hummingbirds. What is more, you also get a set of mini brushes (to clean the ports) and an educational PDF full with lots of interesting facts and information about hummingbirds.
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2. .5 oz Wind Bird Feeder
This one is our favorite for its unique design and versatility. You can use these feeders both as window feeders as well as handheld feeders. In fact, this is a great item if you are looking to train the birds to feed from your hand. With a little patience on your part, the birds will easily make the transition from window feeders to hand feeding. The best part of this feeder is the realistic look of the flower petals. Since the design closely resembles the look and the shape of a real flower, the birds will quickly get attracted to it. The unit is normally sold in a pack of six that contain a total of 12 feeders as well as six cleaning brushes.
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3. Nature Bird Hand Held Feeder Kit
We especially recommend this product for beginner hand feeders since the items arranged in the kit puts particular emphasis on hand feeding training. There is a hum-button hand feeder and a hum-fi window feeder but if you use both these feeders at once, it will help your training at hand feeding. You’ll find a card in the kit that carries detailed instructions on hand feeding.
Apart from this, you get a beautifully printed little book on hummingbirds; brushes to clean the port as well as a hummingbird food mix for those not too savvy on preparing the nectar. All in all, a beautiful and functional kit and to top it all, the kit comes in a neat looking cotton pouch and this makes it a perfect gift option, too.
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How to Hand Feed Hummingbirds
It is not difficult to make the hummingbirds feed out of your hand, but you’ll need a little patience. Whether you feed the birds at your backyard or from your window, the first trick is to stand close to the already hanging hummingbird feeder with a handheld feeder on your palm. You need to stand very still, so the birds will get used to your presence. You may not achieve success right on the first day, but as soon as the birds become familiar to your presence, they will start to eat out of your hand.
Once this happens, you may consider taking down the usual feeder from your backyard post or your window for the time you’ll be feeding from hand. It’s also a good idea to wear a brightly colored shirt (red or of a floral pattern) and even a colorful hat while you are standing. Since the birds are attracted to bright colors, this will increase the chance of them feeding out of your hand.
Types of Hand Held Feeders
Basically, there are two types of hand held hummingbird feeders—the button port palm units and the hummer ring hand held feeders. The advantage with the hummer rings is that since you wear them on one of your fingers, it is easier to make them stay in place. With the button ports, on the other hand, you need to keep your palm steady so that the ports don’t shake too much, otherwise the birds may not sip from your hand. So, using the palm units is a little difficult compared to the hummer rings. Having said that, you’ll also derive more enjoyment from the palm feeders since with them, the birds will actually perch on your palm to sip the nectar.
Hand Held Feeder Brands
Some of the best hand held hummingbird feeder brands include Aroma Trees, Nectar Drop, Audobon, Twinkle Star, Wind Bird, Perky Pet, etc. All of these brands feature attractive lines of hand held as well as other types of hummingbird feeders and commonly, most of their products enjoy a reasonable amount of popularity due to the superior quality of the products as also for their competitive prices.
Tips for attracting hummingbirds to your yard
First of all, you must make sure to add a lot of native flowering plants, trees, shrubs and vines to your backyard. You must also see to it that your garden space is free of pesticides. Choosing a good feeder with ample perching space is also important. You may hang one or more feeders on poles or hooks, but the best thing to do is to hang them on tree branches, if that is possible. Finally, you should try, as much as you can, to encourage your neighbors to make their backyards and gardens hummingbird-friendly.