Obtaining the food needed to live from day to day is a fundamental part of a hummingbird’s life. Hummingbirds discovering a large amount of food in one place, via a hummingbird feeder, can solve its immediate requirements for food. The very size of hummingbirds makes their survival an even bigger adventure. Hummingbirds must eat more than their weight in food each day, and they fulfill this need by eating often. Because their survival depends critically on eating frequently more than any other animal, they continually face the danger of starving. Most important, be sure to keep your feeders clean and your nectar fresh for the health of the birds.