Perky-Pet® Fortress® Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder - Specifications
- 4.5 lb seed capacity
- Durable and rust-resistant finish
- 12 feeding ports
- Integrated seed funnel that makes filling fast and easy
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNeeds a locking top
2 days, and our squirrels figured out how to pop the top off and climb down inside the tube and help themselves.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
This feeder includes a twist lock lid that should prevent squirrels from accessing seed from the top. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Review RateSquirrels love it!
This is my second one and the same thing happened to it as to the first one. It lasts under two years, the inner tube cracks down the seam, the squirrels chew through the plastic on the bottom holes. If it weren't for the squirrels this probably would have lasted longer and would be a nice bird feeder as the birds love it when the squirrels aren't hanging off it. But like a previous reviewer wrote, they jump on it, hang upside down and eat away.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
The metal cage is designed to prevent damage to the feeder from squirrels. Additional measures can be taken to keep squirrels away. We recommend placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet from the nearest jumping-off point, such as trees or decks. Adding cayenne pepper or safflower seed to the mix will turn squirrels away.
Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
I ordered 2 of these feeders following an invasion of American Goldfinches and it was the best thing I had done. These feeders hold a super amount of sunflower hearts and I had enough seed to maintain this large flock of 45 goldfinches and House Finches. I highly recommend this easy to fill feeder and above all it is easy to clean.
Review RatePoorly made product
I ordered two of these, and both of the plastic containers inside were cracked and broken. The packaging was horrible - nothing protecting either one of them side by side. So had to wait a week for two replacements plastic containers, and they were packaged better, but I noticed lined cracks in both of them. I didn't bother calling to have new ones sent. The metal is fine, but the plastic container is poorly made. Will not order anymore of these, and was very disappointed in the product.Response From Perky-Pet®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
At Perky-Pet®, we strive to provide our consumer's with high-quality items that will make it easy to enjoy feeding our feathered friends. We apologize that your experience did not live up to that expectation.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We would like the opportunity to learn more and offer additional assistance.
Review RateEasy to useLove so far! Holds plenty of feed and easy to fill. Lots of openings so many birds can access at once. Took the birds a couple days to learn to use but now it's getting plenty of use!
Review RateGreat BirdfeederLove this Bird feeder! Easy to fill & clean. Many birds can eat at the same time. It's fun to watch them. Ordering was easy .
Review RateQualityThis is my second Fortress Feeder. The first one lasted 10 years until a windstorm knocked it off the branch from which it was hanging. This one looks like it will last at least as long.
Review RateHolds lots of sunflower seedsThe birds love it and the squirrels quickly learned to leave it alone.
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Review RateFeeder FailureWe have had bird feeders for 15 years and thought we would try a new feeder. Birds refuse to use the feeder...its like they can't find the holes in the feeder so we put little sticks in the holes hoping this would help. That didn't work, so after two weeks we put back their old feeder and the birds are back.
Review RateNot Squirrel ProofI have been using this very feeder for years now. I buy a new one when the old one rusts out. I never kid myself that ANY feeder is squirrel proof. For this particular feeder? The squirrel just jumps on it, hangs upside down using the cage on the outside for his claws to grasp on to. Then they just hang and eat all day long. Even though this happens, I still love this 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.