There are numerous unique hummingbird feeder designs to provide nectar to hungry hummers that decide to come to your lawn. You can enjoy a beautiful day of watching hummingbirds right from your home window if you so choose. Determining which home hummingbird feeder is best for you mostly depends on the area which you plan to hang the feeder as well as how many hummingbirds you’ll have in your home lawn area.
Below are 10 of the best unique feeder designs as well as tips on selecting a feeder and how to care for your birds.
1) Best Home Products Hummingbird Feeder
A special feeder with a unique Tiffany design, the Best Home Products Feeder includes a wide mouth bottle for nectar filling, as well as four feed ports within a beautifully crafted iron stand. Designed using hand blown glass techniques.
2) Perky Pet 8116 Red Square Feeder
Featuring a beautiful antique design and a hardened glass square red nectar holder, the Perky Pet 8116 Feeder is a unique and beautiful hummingbird nectar holder. With a base that comes apart for fast cleaning, this is an affordable and creative feeder with four different ports.
Check it out: http://www.birdsofna.org/PerkyPet8116RedSquareFeeder
3) Contempo Creatures Premium Window Bird Feeder
Allowing you to watch hummingbirds as they approach the window, this unique feeder includes a squirrel-resistant design that keeps pesky critters away from your feeder. Affordable and highly rated.
4) Perky Pet Vintage Hobnail Feeder
With a unique vintage hobnail design and a red luster finish, this feeder attracts birds of all types to your yard. With four different flower feed ports, it also contains up to 16 ounces of nectar.
Check it out: http://www.birdsofna.org/PerkyPetVintageHobnailFeeder
5) Best Home Blown Glass Feeder
With a special blown glass and four different flower perches made from iron, this feeder holds plenty of nectar to bring all types of birds to your yard. A unique and beautiful design.
Check it out: http://www.birdsofna.org/BestHomeBlownGlassFeeder
6) Chilipet Durable Feeder
Featuring an attractive glass/metal dual design, this timeless and long lasting feeder features a special design and extremely light weight. Attracts birds of all types while also providing an attractive style and feeding device.
Check it out: http://www.birdsofna.org/ChilipetDurableFeeder
7) Parasol Basketweave Hummingbird Feeder
Featuring a special recycled glass design and a top feeding unit that doesn’t drip, the Parasol Feeder features 2 different units that let multiple hummingbirds feed at the same time. Also includes a powder coated area for metal that is completely rust proof.
8) Transfar International Metal Hummingbird Feeder
An extremely unique hummingbird feature with a specialized hang ring and durable frame, this unit attracts birds of all types thanks to its special feed area to allow easy access to nectar. The special, vivid colors bring vast quantities of beautiful birds to your yard.
9) Woodlink Happy Hour Hummingbird Feeder
A very unique design that is stylized in the shape of a martini glass, the Woodlink feeder features special screw on cap design to let cleaning and filling become a simple process. Holds up to four ounces of nectar and can be mounted or hung with a hook.
10) Perky Pet Sapphire Vintage Feeder
The Perky Pet Vintage Sapphire Feeder features a sixteen ounce capacity for nectar and a unique embossed blue glass starburst design. Has four feeding ports and an easy to fill wide mouth for cleaning and restocking nectar. Perky Pet Feeders are some of the most popular unique hummingbird feeders as they feature very sturdy designs, as well as plenty of ports to attract birds and allow many to feed at once.
Check it out: http://www.birdsofna.org/PerkyPetSapphireVintageFeeder
Unique Hummingbird Feeder Designs
Unique hummingbird feeder designs have a huge range in terms of style, artwork, color, and quality. Popular designs include vintage and glass blow feeders, as well as those in a particular antique design with colorful artwork to attract birds. You can also find window hummingbird designs, crystal etched designs, and blossom heart feeders. Specialized unique hummingbird feeders include bouquet designs, crystal etched, and Victorian designs.
Types of Unique Hummingbird Feeders
There are a number of types of unique hummingbird feeders ranging from bouquet designs to window mounted feeders that allow you to see birds directly from your home kitchen. Most types of unique hummingbird feeders include those with several ports to let multiple birds perch at the same time, as well as those with suction cup or hanging designs. You may also prefer a hummingbird feeder in an antique design, which is extremely popular as it adds a dash of artistic flare to any home or garden space.
Choosing a Unique Hummingbird Design
Selecting the best hummingbird feeder for your tastes depends on the style and preference for artwork on the exterior of the feeder that you have, as well as how many birds you’ll attract to your lawn. Hummingbirds need plenty of nectar to stay energetic throughout their days. You can attract hummingbirds using nectar (basically a mixture of sugar and water) to allow them to feed from your design.
Most feeders are crafted from glass, plastic, or ceramic material. Feeders typically allow 2 to 4 birds to feed at once, so if you think you will be having a lot of different species of birds coming to your years, try getting a feeder that allows for at least 4 birds to feed at the same time. You can also try basin style feeders or feeders designed in the shape of an inverted bottle.
Feeder Hanging Location
Determining where best to hang your unique home hummingbird feeder depends on if you’ll want to watch them from your kitchen, your living room, or from your porch. Hummingbird feeders should either be placed right on the window or at least five feet away from it to prevent injury to the birds. Be careful to also add cutouts of a birds that would be predatory to your hummingbirds as this will deter them from windows as well. You can also add blinds or curtains behind the feeder to make sure birds are not attracted to the glass as a “fly through” location.
Adding nectar to your unique hummingbird feeder can be done quite simply, using a combination of sugar and water heated over the stove using a nectar recipe. You don’t need to buy nectar mixes that come from the store, since those add a lot of unknown ingredients that hummingbirds may not need. Hummingbirds have very different metabolisms from humans, and they only need plain refined white sugar to power through their days of beating their wings rapidly and hunting down bugs.