1: Avoid using soap on feeders. Residue can harm birds.

2: Choose feeders that are easy to clean. Complex designs trap bacteria.

3: Do not forget to clean feeders regularly. Stale nectar is harmful.

4: Avoid using bleach. It can be toxic to hummingbirds.

5: Rinse feeders thoroughly after cleaning. Any leftover residue can harm birds.

6: Avoid using hot water. It can warp feeder parts.

7: Do not wait for mold to form. Clean feeders at the first sign of mold.

8: Avoid hanging feeders in direct sunlight. Heat can spoil nectar faster.

9: Do not neglect cleaning ports and perches. They can harbor bacteria.