Wearable Hummingbird Feeder

hummingbird-feeder-hatIf you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with a hummingbird, you now have your chance with the Wearable Hummingbird Feeder from Heatstick.com. It’s a head mounted face shield with a feeding tube built into the forehead of the mask. The mask and helmet are painted Red to attract the hummingbirds, while you watch them drink through the eye holes. I think I’d probably go cross-eyed trying to watch the birds this way, but it’s still pretty cool. You should check out the video of it in action. If you want to get your own wearable feeder, you can snag one for $79.99.

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5 comments… add one
  • Lex October 28, 2009, 5:32 pm

    1) All you need is a chainsaw and, instant Halloween outfit ! 2) If your loved one came up and saw the birds feeding from your eyes, they’d die cold dead.

  • TC October 29, 2009, 4:00 pm

    Careful, you’ll poke your eye out with that thing! LOL

    Can’t wait to see the face mounted Bear feeder…..

  • Betsy December 17, 2009, 9:34 pm

    Wow, that does look like the mask from Halloween. Has anyone actually tried this thing? It’s an interesting idea. I thought they had everything for hummingbird enthusiasts on http://www.birdfeeders.com but this may be one item they don’t carry!

  • Wowzer March 5, 2010, 1:13 am

    Isn’t $80 a little steep for a plastic face mask and color picture??

    Lemme get this straight, all I need to scavenge one of these is:
    1) A face mask with head cover ($14 from eBay)
    2) A colorful picture I found off the net or made on a photo paint program ($0)
    3) Printing that picture at a photo-lab as an 8×10 or 8×12 ($3 – $6)
    4) The mental capacity to comprehend a feeding tube ($0 I’m smart)
    5) Drilling a hole in the plastic mask ($0 since I already owned the drill)
    6) Plastic reservoir made from empty 2 oz energy drink container ($3 only after refilled with approved hummingbird liquid)
    7) Tube to hole attachments for mask & reservoir ($4 [max] hardware store items)
    8) Clear packing tape to hold the reservoir and tube ($0 I have it already, $3 max if bought)

    Total damage to my budget: $24

    Buying it all in bulk from resellers would probably cost around $10 per completed mask

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