Mason Jars are known to add a timeless, vintage feel to any home interior and now they can add that same touch to outdoor décor. Perky-Pet®, the recognized industry leader in wild bird feeding, is attracting birds with its new Mason Jar Collection.
“Mason Jars are popping up everywhere in home design as soap dispensers, vases and terrariums,” says Jenna Lefever, category development associate at Perky-Pet®. “Now, we are adding another use to the list, Mason Jars as bird feeders.”
The Perky Pet® Mason Jar Collection is reminiscent of the vintage blue glass canning jars used in the 1800’s. They bring rustic, shabby chic elegance to any yard while attracting various types of birds. Perky-Pet® offers three types of Mason Jar feeders including a Wild Bird Feeder, Hummingbird Feeder and Wild Bird Waterer.
Each feeder includes multiple feeding ports and has large capacity to feed birds all season long.
Perky-Pet® Mason Jar Wild Bird Feeder
8 feeding ports
Glass seed container with embossed bird detail
1 lb. seed capacity
Perky-Pet® Mason Jar Hummingbird Feeder
5 flower feeding ports
Glass nectar container with embossed bird detail
32 oz. nectar capacity
Perky-Pet® Mason Jar Wild Bird Waterer
All metal base and feeding ports
Glass water container with embossed bird detail
32 oz. water capacity
The feeders offer a unique metal base and circular perch that invites birds to sit and dine and are easy to fill and clean. Simply unscrew the bottle from the base, and clean in warm soapy water.
When feeding birds this spring and summer season, Lefever offers some advice, “Sunflower seeds are the most universal seeds to put in a seed feeder. It offers our feathered friends the boost of energy that they need throughout the day. While Perky-Pet® Instant Nectar is a great food source for hummingbirds.”
Perky-Pet® brand is a trusted name to bird lovers, with high quality, functional feeders that address the demands of both bird hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. A good resource for just about every wild bird need is right at your fingertips- visit the Perky-Pet® website at http://www.perkypet.com to learn more about bird watching, feeding, tips and tools, and ways to attract birds.
History of the Mason Jar:
Mason Jars were created in 1858 by John Landis Mason to provide a solution to food preservation. They made it possible to preserve green beans and peaches in the summer and then eaten in January. In the postwar years, Americans left farms for the suburbs and houses with refrigerators. Farmers learned how to freeze their food and the need for Mason Jars diminished. Today, Mason Jars are cherished collectibles.
The age and rarity of a Mason jar can be determined by its color, shape, mold and production marks, and closure. Colored Mason jars were considered ideal for canning use, as they block some light from reaching the food. Most antique jars are a shade of aqua known as "Ball Blue.”