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Perky-Pet® Original Instant Nectar

model #: 244

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Making hummingbird nectar. With no boiling required, this nectar is so easy to use! read full product details »  

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Perky-Pet® Original Instant Nectar – 2 lb Bag


Perky-Pet® Original Instant Nectar is made of 100% sucrose, which provides the highest amount of energy to hummingbirds. The 2 lb bag makes a total of 192 ounces of hummingbird nectar, so there’s sure to be enough to keep your hummingbirds coming back for more! This hummingbird nectar concentrate is so easy to use, simply stir in water, no boiling required.


Mixing Instructions: Mix 4 teaspoons of nectar concentrate for every 3 fl oz of water until you reach the desired amount of nectar solution.


The chart below features some of the more common hummingbird feeder capacities and how much concentrate and water to use to get to your desired fluid ounces of nectar.


Total Nectar
(fl oz)
(fl oz)
8 3 tbsp 7
12 4 tbsp + 2 tsp 11
16 6 tbsp + 0.5 tsp 14.5
24 9 tbsp + 1 tsp 21.5
32 2/3 cup + 1.5 tbsp 28.5
48 1 cup + 2.5 tbsp 43


Perky-Pet® is the leading supplier of Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® Hummingbird Feeder models lure the bird in pursuit of nectar—providing you with hours of joy as hummingbirds flock to feed at your house.

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Perky-Pet® Original Instant Nectar is rated 4.0417 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Nectar Songs When IT comes to feeding the birds Home Depot has the brands and products to enrich the spirit of flight. Mom and I always loved watching the hummingbirds up by Grandma's house in Wisconsin. The way the seem to hover about in my opinion is a miracle of nature to observe and photograph. And with now with the fall season in bloom and winter approaching I can think of no better gift under the tree for Christmas that a 2 LB bag of Hummingbird Nectar. This way I can teach my son and grandchildren the value of nature and mans efforts to preserve such marvels for the next generation of scout leaders. Of interest I learned that in the Greek and German languages respectively that the word Nectar manifests many gifts of namesakes and meaning. And this is the essence that flows from Saint Nicholas and his wife Mrs. Claus. So with that I suggest that everyone who can pick up a bag *pardon the pun, do so and look up to that nesting cluster in the pine tree to see the light of that special star that continues to point the wise sages in the direction of precious life. MeRAK
Date published: 2015-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perky birdies! The hummingbirds love the nectar! They're visiting the hanging feeder frequently, we love watching them.
Date published: 2015-10-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from so confusing I have used the hummingbird nectar for years in the easy to mix single packets. Could not find them this year so I got the 2# bag. Boy is that confusing. I mix 32 ounces each time, The formula is mind boggling. Just to much trouble for me. I will make my own from now on. That formula is much easier on my old mind, 4 cups water to 1 cup sugar.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Hummingbirds! I have been using Perky-Pet hummingbird food for years I highly re commend it. It is fast, easy way to feed. My birds drink this every year and every year I have more birds.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy birds, happy me I am now using my third package of the Instant Nectar and I am very happy with the product. It is well liked by the birds, and it does not have a tendency to form mold in the bottle that other brands have had. Previously, I also ordered the bottle brush to clean the hummingbird feeder and it works very well. I followed the advice of other reviewers and pinched the loop around the sponges tight to begin with. The products were shipped to me in a timely manner and arrived in good condition.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not like The hummingbirds did not like the food. We followed the instructions, but the birds would take only a sip or 2 max and then fly away. I made a homemade solution which is working great.
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Product was a bust...no hummingbirds to be found!!!! product was recommended by a friend...we are no longer friends! Only kidding!
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hummingbirds love this I have been using this and the liquid. Both seem to please the hummingbirds.
Date published: 2015-06-11
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