Hummingbird feeder replacement tubes with ball valve

ohrats9(6)November 3, 2008

I have been making my own hummingbird feeders. The only replacement feeding tubes I can find drip constantly. Does anyone know where I can order the stopper tubes with the stainless steel ball in the tip?

Many thanks!

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Your device could trap the hummer's tongue between the ball and the end of the tube.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 10:54AM
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chinamigarden(z5 MI)

The tubes you are using are vacuum tubes. You need to completely fill the feeder with nectar and then install the tube. It works like putting your finger on the end of a straw to hold the liquid in. If any air is in the feeder it will leak.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 3:07PM
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they will never feed from them

the steel balls will need an inward force to get any sugar water to flow out, but the size and mass of the hummingbird will never move the ball.

the most they will ever do with it is maybe taste it once,

    Bookmark   November 23, 2008 at 11:30PM
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I hate leaky feeders. The cup type feeder with slits seems to work best.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2009 at 6:37PM
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