HummZinger Hummingbird Fancy Feeder Review: Shimmers!

HummZinger Hummingbird Fancy Feeder Review: Shimmers!

The Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder, at only 8 ounces of nectar, it is perfect for someone who cleans their hummingbird feeders often. Interestingly, RVers especially like the size because the feeders are easy to pack away just about anywhere. Of course, the really important benefit of the Little Fancy Hummingbird Feeder is that (drum roll) hummingbirds love it.

 

Description

  • Product: Aspects Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder
  • Amazon.com Price: $22.83 (as of 08/25/2018 11:30 CDT – details)
  • Size of Feeder: 8 oz (small)
  • Feeding Ports: 3
  • Dimensions : 7″ X 7″ X 2″
  • Materials: Poly Carbonate
  • Guarantee: Lifetime
  • My Rating: 9 out of 10

Just so you know, I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information about bird watching related products I think you will enjoy or find useful.

Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder Review:

From the Bird Watchers Perspective

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Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird 12 oz Feeder

Appearance

People, as well as hummingbirds, love the Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder. Its translucent rose top reflects the sunlight, and even shimmers and sparkles. Moreover,the raised flowers on the top are not only lovely, but they also keep the rain from diluting the nectar.

Top Feeder with Clear Bottom

The clear bottom of this HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder is easy to see through to check the level of the nectar. Indeed, you may even see hummers lapping up the sugar water inside the hummingbird feeder, if you look close enough. In addition, because the three feeding ports are located on top, you have an unobstructed view of the hummers feeding.

Doesn’t Spill or Leak

Feeders with the ports on top, and the reservoir underneath, tend to not leak or spill like those with the bottle on top. Consequently,The Little Fancy Hummingbird Feeder doesn’t leak or spill, unless it is tilted or overfilled.

Cleans and Fills Easily

This HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder is easy to clean, with no corners or crevices to hide bacteria or mold. The mote in the top keeps ants out of the nectar, however it is small and can dry out, especially in warm weather. Also, the unbreakable poly carbonate top opens easily for filling or cleaning.

Cornell Labs has an excellent blog article that is well worth the read and I hope you find time to follow the link to it.  Some quotes from the Cornell Labs blog include:

“The two most important issues to consider in selecting hummingbird feeders are how easy they are to take apart and clean, and how large they are.  …. The easier it is to clean a hummingbird feeder, the more likely you are to do it often and well. … The best-sized feeders are those that are emptied every day or two by the hummingbirds you have.”  Cornell Labs, All About Birds blog, Feeding Hummingbirds article.

RVers Dream Hummingbird Feeder

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Little Fancy Rose HummZinger Hummingbird 8 oz Feeder

As an RVer, my requirements for a bird feeder to travel with me follows. It must be:

  1. Compact, so it will store nicely in a RV with limited space,
  2. Easy to put up and take down,
  3. Attractive as well as functional, and, above all,
  4. Attract birds to my camper!

I’ve done my research on the Little Fancy Hummingbird Feeder, and it is my choose as my RV companion.

Functionally, it meets my needs. It is only 2″ tall, so it can be stored in small spaces, which is a key factor for an RV. Also, since it only holds 8 oz of nectar, a lot of nectar is not thrown out every time I store its time for travel. Plus, it’s easy to clean and fill, plus it doesn’t leak.

In addition, it’s pretty too, with its raised flowers that shimmer in the sun. It actually comes in 4 oz and 12 oz sizes as well as 8oz. They can be spread around the area, keeping one territorial hummer from controlling all of them.

 

Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder Review:

From the Hummingbirds Perspective

Translucent Rose Top

OK, I’m guessing here, since I haven’t interviewed or done a survey of the hummingbirds. However, they seem to love the Little Fancy Hummingbird Feeder and are quickly attracted to it. As we all know, the hummers are attracted to red, or in this case a beautiful rose. The shimmer and sparkle of the translucent rose top, as it reflects the sun, may even increase their attraction to these feeders.

Flying Insects and Ants

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Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird 4oz Feeder

Hummingbirds don’t like to share their hummingbird feeders with other hummers, much less with bees, wasps or ants.

The way this HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder is made, the bees and wasps can’t get to the nectar around the ports. Since the feeder doesn’t leak or spill unless tilted or overfilled, the flying insects are not tempted by sugar on the outside of the reservoir.  A nectar guard (sold separately) can help discourage the flying pests, if you find you need it, but I refer you to the below quote from Cornell Labs.

An ant mote is built into the Little Fancy Hummingbird Feeder, however it is small. I find it needs to be refilled at least daily, and more in hot weather. A larger mote can be placed between the shepherd’s hook and the feeder to deter the ants.  The ant motes cane be purchased at most places that sell hummingbird feeders, including Amazon, where I got mine.

To quote Cornell Labs excellent article on this topic:

“Plastic saucer-type hummingbird feeders have feeding ports in the top, making them fairly bee-and wasp-proof. These feeders often have little moats in the center that should be filled with regular tap water—that will keep ants from climbing down the support wire or rod and getting to the sugar water.” Cornell Labs, All About Birds blog, Feeding Hummingbirds article.

Perches

I know the jury is out about whether hummingbirds like or need perches. I absolutely agree that they do not need perches, but I find my hummingbird feeders with perches have always been more popular. The perches on this hummingbird feeder seem to be perfectly placed for my hummers to relax their wings while drinking from the three ports.

Sharing with Other Hummingbirds

I don’t think we can do a thing about how hummingbirds seem to detest sharing their nectar with other hummers. These little feeders are perfect to spread several of them out across the yard. They can be placed so they are not in line of sight with each other. That makes it very difficult for a territorial alpha female to dominate all the nectar ports available.

Conclusion: Pros and Cons

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Field Notes, Review and Conclusions

Pros of the Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder

  • They are pretty and look nice in your yard.
  • The compact nature of the feeders make them easy to store when not in use.
  • Cleaning and filling them is easy.
  • They are only 8 oz, so you don’t waste nectar if you clean them often.
  • The top feeding design does not leak or spill unless tilted or over filled.
  • Bees and wasps are not able to access the sugar water and usually lose interest.
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Cons of the Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder

  • The ant mote is small and tends to dry up. If an ant mote is needed, consider getting a larger ant mote that fits between the shepherds hook and the hummingbird feeder (sold separately(, .
  • If the feeder is filled to the top, it can leak. Filling with a little less than the maximum amount of 8 oz of nectar should correct the problem.
  • Should there be a problem with bees, wasps, or yellow jackets, consider getting a nectar guard to deter the flying pests (sold separately).

Links to Purchase Fancy HummZinger Feeders

  • Aspects HummZinger HummBlossom Rose Feeders
    • 4 oz
    • Amazon.com Price: $15.99 (as of 08/25/2018 15:00 CDT – details)

  • Aspects Little Fancy Rose HummZinger Feeders
    • 8 oz
    • Amazon.com Price: $22.32 (as of 08/25/2018 15:00 CDT – details)

  • Aspects HummZinger Fancy Hummingbird Feeders
    • 12 oz
    • Amazon.com Price: $42.10 (as of 08/25/2018 15:00 CDT – details)

Comments

I hope you enjoyed the Little Fancy HummZinger Hummingbird Feeder Review.  If you have any questions, or experiences you would like to share, please leave a comment.  I promise I will respond to every comment.

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Happy Bird Watching!

JoAnn Timberlake

Author of Bird Watching Made Easy

Attract More Birds > Enjoy More Bird Watching

 

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2 Replies to “HummZinger Hummingbird Fancy Feeder Review: Shimmers!”

  1. I live in southern California and get a lot of joy birdwatching. I’m just learning the different types and I especially love the hummingbirds that naturally visit my garden. I don’t have a hummingbird feeder yet, but this looks like a nice one. Do you know if it is entirely made of plastic? I like that bees and wasps can’t take over too!

    1. Hi Jackie,

      I bet it’s really nice to already have hummingbirds visiting your garden, before you even have a hummingbird feeder.  You will have more hummingbirds to enjoy, up close, with a feeder!  

      This feeder is  Poly Carbonate, so yes, it is light weight plastic.  The HummZinger bird feeders are saucer type feeders, which are what are recommended by Cornell Labs.  You’re correct, the flying insects can’t get to the nectar and they don’t leak or spill, so bees and wasps leave them along.

      This is an excellent hummingbird feeder.  If you choose to get a HummZinger Fancy Feeder, I know you’ll be happy with it.

      JoAnn

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