How do you attract TUIS to your garden?
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you make a bird feeder for TUIS?
Mix 1 cup sugar with 1L water. Place in a red container on a bird table or hanging from a tree, then wait for the tuis. Melt 1 cup fat (lard or dripping is best). To that, add 2 cups rolled oats, 2 cups bran, 1 cup sugar and 5 cups water.
Secondly, where should I put my bird feeder? Bird feeders are best hung in a place where your visiting birds feel safe from predators. Most important: Avoid open and noisy areas and hang your bird feeders at eye level or a little above. Do not hang feeders too close to any place where squirrels can jump on them, or too low they are within a cat's reach.
Also asked, what do TUIS like eating?
Nectar is the normal diet but fruit and insects are frequently eaten, and pollen and seeds more occasionally. Particularly popular is the New Zealand flax, whose nectar sometimes ferments, resulting in the tui flying in a fashion that suggests that they might be drunk.
Is sugar water bad for TUIS?
Sugar water is a great supplementary food for nectar-loving birds like tūī, korimako (bellbirds), and kākā. To make sugar solution, dissolve half a cup of sugar in four cups of water. The best sugar to water ratio is 1:8. Anything higher may attract bees and wasps or start to ferment more quickly.