Perky-Pet® 16 Inch Metal Finch Feeder - Specifications
- All metal design that squirrels can't damage
- Full circle of perforations that allow more birds to feed at one time
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 1.5 lb seed capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGreat Feeders for Finch
I purchased 2 of these as I had been using 4 Finch Socks which were destroyed and emptied by the squirrels within a few hours. They bit holes in them and let the thistle drain out. These are great as the squirrels have not figured out how to get into them and the Finch seem to love them. I also had a larger Finch feeder with ports given to me as a gift, however the squirrel learned to hang by its hind paws from the top of this and use its front paws to pull out the seed. Quite the acrobat.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThese were as expected from the reviews. No problems. Finches love them and adapted quickly from the finch socks to these. No squirrel troubles either, which is a bonus. Good purchase!
Review RateAmazon Review, Works greatI had a mesh bag Gold Finch feeder that I liked but was damaged by our cat. I wanted one that was more robust and cat proof. This one is certainly that. It looks great, clean and noble, and is very well designed. I read some other reviews about birds not feeding on the metal tube feeder and was concerned it would happen to me. In order to mitigate the risk of this happening I had the metal tube feeder ready to go and had birds actively feeding on the mesh bag. I removed the mesh bag and replaced it quickly with the metal tube and walked away. The birds returned but were a little confused and reluctant for about 5 minutes. Then one of them figured out how to land on it and the rest followed. Now it's a scene of golden finches. The nyger seed will fall through the holes a little bit on fill up until there's enough pressure from the weight of the seed to hold it in place. I would suggest filling it up over a cookie pan or large bowl to catch the fall out.
Review RateAmazon Review, The fincher flock around it all dayI purchased this finch feeder for our back yard and filled it with thistle. The next day I had at least thirty finches hanging on it. I now spend much of my retired days watching the finches!
Review RateAmazon Review, Come and get it...Second one I have ordered... Birds love it... Squirrels check it out but move on as its to much work for a few small seeds..Goldfinches hang upside down all around it... Well made, holds a lot of seed... You will be happy with this feeder...
Review RateAmazon Review, Awesome Goldfinch feederThis is a fabulous product that works exactly as described. I hung it up filled with Wagner's Nyjer Thistle feed and within 2 days had 6-12 birds fighting to stay on all day. Like one other user, I put some small twigs in but the birds rapidly learned to use the holes too. The problem with small seed falling out while filling is easily overcome by filling over a sheet of newspaper. Some seed does come out but once it is full, gravity and friction take over and it works perfectly. The seed on the paper is put in the top and nothing is lost. I didn't even know we had goldfinches in this area until we hung this feeder. Now, we have flashes of yellow in our yard all the time. As for squirrels, they don't stand a chance. I have never seen one successfully get to the feeder
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Wild Bird Feeders - Expert Tips
Hanging Your Feeder
- Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
- Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
- Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean. more»
- Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Protecting Birds FAQs
Q: What can I do about the cat that keeps visiting my feeder?
A: If it is your neighbor's precious Fluffy, you may want to suggest that they tie a bell around the cat's neck to alert the birds when the cat is near. more»
Q: How do I discourage squirrels and raccoons?
A: Here are a few simple and effective suggestions for keeping the squirrels and raccoons off your feeder. more»
Bird Seed FAQs
Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed. It is best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. more»
Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?
A: You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way. more»
Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?
A: The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders as suggested in Tips for a clean feeding station. more»
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. more»
Feeder Types FAQs
Q: I own the Window Feeder. Lately it won't stick to the window. What can I do?
A: The first suggestion is to slightly moisten the cups. If you have already tried moistening the suction cups, we have a few other tips. more»
Q: Will I find only finches at my finch feeder?
A: No. Pine Siskins, Redpolls, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Towhees, and Cowbirds are all attracted to thistle seed.