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09-19-2008, 07:23 PM
Does anyone know if hummingbirds will try to drink from the carnivorous pitcher plant? I have one and they catch bugs but they also hold a type of nectar in their tubes that stuns and kills insects. I wouldn't want my hummingbirds to get hurt. :(

05-05-2009, 12:28 PM
You probably don't have to worry about hummingbirds being harmed. On rare occasions, birds will be caught by pitcher plants but the plants in these cases have usually been Nepenthes (the tropical pitcher plant) but these cases do not represent normal prey for the plants. Any bird that could not struggle or peck its way out of a Nepenthes pitcher is probably sick or near death from other causes.