[Tweeters] Using soap to clean hummer feeders?

Whitney Neufeld-Kaiser whitney.n.k at gmail.com
Thu Apr 30 21:58:24 PDT 2015


Hi, tweets!

I saw this article the other day:
http://www.almostdailynews.com/2012/06/08/hummingbirds-dont-love-them-to-death/

And it included this: " To clean your feeder, flush it with hot tap water
and use a bottle brush to scrub the sides of the glass jar. Do NOT use
soap; soap will leave a residue behind. (If you just can’t help yourself
and must use soap, a bleach or vinegar and water solution rinse will remove
soap residue.)."

I feel like I've read lots of articles on proper care of hummingbird
feeders, but haven't seen this warning not to use soap.

Have I been doing it wrong all this time by cleaning my feeders with hot
water and soap?

Thanks,
Whitney N-K
Seattle, WA
whitney.n.k at gmail.com
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