Nectar Eating Birds
These birds are referred to as Nectarivores and mainly consume nectar & pollen from flowering plants. Species include lorikeets & lories as well as honeyeaters, wattlebirds, miners, sunbirds and hummingbirds. These birds may also eat exudates such as sap, manna & lerp, fruits, as well as insects for additional protein. Nectarivores have a specialised brush-tipped tongue which is an adaptation for gathering their liquid nectar diet. These birds have relatively simple digestive systems so should not be fed large amount of starches (grain) and fibre.
Our products include Wombaroo Lorikeet & Honeyeater Food & Nectar Shake & Make, which are liquid diets that replicate the natural nectar & pollen diet.
Nectar Shake n Make
Wombaroo Nectar Shake 'N' Make is an easily prepared liquid food for nectar-eating birds and animals including lorikeets, honeyeaters & sugar gliders.
- Just add water and shake.
- Makes a liquid nectar that replicates the natural diet.
- Nectar can be stored frozen in ice-cube trays, and thawed-out as required.
Storage Suggestion: Freeze into ice cube trays and thaw out as required.
Sucrose, glucose, maltodextrin, whey protein isolate, hydrolysed casein, lysine, methionine, vegetable oils, omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, carotenoids (colour enhancers) vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.
Protein 12% Fat 5% Carbohydrate 76% Fibre 0.7% Calcium 0.7% Iron 40mg/kg Vitamin A 3000IU/kg Metabolisable Energy (ME) 17 MJ/kg
100g makes 500mL of nectar.
Also available as Wombaroo Lorikeet & Honeyeater Food in 300g, 1.5kg, 4.5kg & 9kg packs
To make 500mL: Half fill bottle with warm water and shake to disperse powder. Then fill bottle with more water and shake.
Store nectar in refrigerator for one day or freeze for upto one month. Freeze small portions in ice-cube trays and thaw-out as required. Do not re-freeze thawed nectar.
For added variety and flavour, make-up using half water and half fruit juice.
Feeding Captive Birds
Use Nectar Shake 'N' Make as a treat for captive lorikeets, lories & honeyeaters. Do not overfeed as this is wasteful and may cause obesity in captive birds. Birds should be offered fresh fruit and blossom daily.
Supplementing Wild Birds
Wombaroo Nectar Shake 'N' Make can be used as a supplement for attracting native birds into the garden. Set up an elevated feeding station on a pole or suspended from the branch of a tree. Provide the prepared food in a shallow, glazed bowl or feeding tube. Ration daily feed to no more than 10mL per lorikeet or 5mL per honeyeater. Always limit the amount of food offered to reduce dependence on the food. Remove the bowl after feeding and thoroughly clean it - disease transmission can be a problem at feed stations. Be aware that when you attract birds into your garden you may also be attracting predators, so steps may need to be taken to avoid this problem.
For larger volumes
If feeding larger volumes use the Wombaroo Lorikeet & Honeyeater Food, as this is available in more cost effective bulk sizes and made up at a higher concentration. This product also comes with suggested maintenance feed volumes per day.