Feeding of my goldfish. Purchased about 3 years ago as
3 of our 6 feeders at dusk keeping our hundreds of hungry hummers fed. Check out a truly lovable/remarkable cat, Cokie at 1:16. (If we could clone her personality, we’d be the richest people on Earth). She loves to watch (she’s a lover), but isn’t much of a birder. Note the deck is ~35′ above the ground where’s she’s poking her nose out – as a kitten she’d sprint along the top rail giving us heart attacks watching her. One of our other cats, Muffet, can catch hummers out of mid air, so she isn’t allowed on the deck any more (bad girl!). Since I go thru about ~700 lbs of sugar a year, I feed the hummers 2:1 sugar water mixture to keep me from continually cleaning and refilling. I still end up refilling all the feeders daily, even more during long summer days. FWIW, there is a lot of supposed “conventional wisdom” that says only to use 4:1 ratio, but it makes no sense. Hummers only want calories when they drink nectar. So the more concentrated the nectar, the fewer trips to the feeder are needed, allowing more time to hunt for food (insects) etc or flit around playing (yes, they do play). 4:1 is designed to get maximum trips for people’s viewing pleasure, and nothing to to with the hummer’s best interests. Needless to say, even though I work at home, feeding these hummers is a challenge. To help cut down the number of feeders to clean (and refill), I modified the 32 oz Perky Pet feeders by drilling more feeding ports to allow 12 (or more) to feed at a time rather than …
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.20 feeder fish. You will notice they are nudging each other around. They always do this while feeding.