01 of 09
Detach BaseCarefully detach the birdfeeder base or top to permit access to the reservoir. If the nectar has crystallized and the base cannot be unscrewed, soak it in hot water for 10 minutes to loosen it.Continue to 2 of 9 below.
02 of 09
Drain Old NectarDrain the old nectar and check for any crystallized sugar or clogged feeding ports.Continue to 3 of 9 below.
03 of 09
Scrub ReservoirScrub the reservoir thoroughly using a mild dish detergent solution or a mix of one part bleach and nine parts hot water. Both the inside and outside of the feeder should be thoroughly cleaned.Continue to 4 of 9 below.
04 of 09
Drain Feeding PortsDrain any remaining nectar from the feeding ports and base, checking for buildup, mold or clogs.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Scrub Feeding PortsScrub ports thoroughly with a bottle brush or toothbrush. If possible, clean ports from both sides but take care that no bristles break off to clog the ports.Continue to 6 of 9 below.
06 of 09
Rinse ThoroughlyRinse the reservoir, base, and ports thoroughly with clear, clean water for at least ten seconds to remove all chemical residue.Continue to 7 of 9 below.
07 of 09
Dry ThoroughlyAllow the feeder to air dry thoroughly so nectar is not diluted when it is refilled.Continue to 8 of 9 below.
08 of 09
Refill the FeederRefill feeder with fresh nectar and reattach the base. Drain a small amount of nectar from each port to remove air bubbles and ensure the ports are filled.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Hang the FeederHang the feeder in an area visible to hummingbirds and enjoy!