Perky-Pet® Premium 23 Inch Heavy-Duty Bird Feeder, Hunter Green - Specifications
- 23-inch polycarbonate tube
- Patented rotating seed ports
- Powder-coated die-cast zinc components
- Stainless-steel wire for sturdy hanging
- Can be hung or pole mounted
- Hunter green finish
- Bird-preferred U-shaped perches
- Perky-Pet® Lifetime Limited Warranty
What's in the Box:
- 1 wild bird feeder
- 1.8 lb seed capacity
- 6 patented rotating seed ports
- Seed options: black oil sunflower seed, thistle seed, mixed seed, peanut chunks, safflower seed and sunflower kernels
Perky-Pet® Lifetime Limited Warranty
Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
Perky-Pet® warrants that this product is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. The lifetime limited warranty applies when this product is used according to manufacturer’s instructions and for the lifetime of the original owner.
If your product is seriously damaged by squirrels, to the extent that the effectiveness of the product is compromised, Perky-Pet® will, at its discretion, either repair, replace or send replacement parts, free of charge. Perky-Pet® will replace any defective part; free of charge, for as long as you own your product. Cosmetic scratches from squirrels or other animals are not covered by warranty. This warranty does not extend to damage through neglect, accident, or misuse of the product!
Except as set forth above, no other express or implied warranty of any kind or nature is given by Perky-Pet® in connection with the purchase or use of this product. In no event shall Perky-Pet® be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the ownership or use of the product. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNice feeder, but appears to appeal to smaller birds only due to perch design
I purchased 3 of these. I previously had 4 Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeders but the squirrels destroyed them last year, along with all 4 sets of replacement parts, and now Perky-Pet no longer offers parts for these feeders. So with $160+ worth of squirrel resistant feeders now useless I thought I would try these since they are fully warranted. Another $66 invested, (yes Perky-Pet, between these, a few others, and your Hummingbird feeders I have over $350 invested in your feeders) the feeders are nice, no idea why a green trimmed one costs less than the other colors since they are just powder coated, but they are nicely finished. The configurable ports are also a nice feature. However what you will notice is a drop off in birds using this feeder. Finches, Chickadees, Sparrows, and Titmice seem OK, but anything larger appears very uncomfortable with the perches on these feeders. Cardinals have difficulty keeping their balance and bending over to get at the seed. Bluejays give up. My usual high volume of various Woodpeckers and Flickers are now few and far between, and when observed at the feeders, they struggle to get at the seed and keep their balance. So, good feeders for smaller birds, not good feeders for many of the birds most of us are used to having at our feeders. One additional benefit. I was filling the Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeders every few days (8# x 3 = 24#), although I had more birds and the squirrels were draining them onto the ground. Now I fill these at about half empty every three days (1.5# x 3 = 4.5#), so I have reduced seed use by 80%! Granted, again, some of this is because the squirrels are having no luck with these, but some is also due to many species of birds not being willing or able to use the feeders. The trade off is I stocked seed for this winter based on last year's feeder use - I still have 320# I now fear a significant portion of will not be used. I would strongly recommend Perky-Pet redesign the perches of these feeders to accommodate a wider variety of birds.
Review RateAmazon ReviewMy back yard belongs to my dogs, but my front yard belongs to me, and I have several gardens and feeders there; this is by far the best feeder I have. It's solid, easy to manage, attractive, and very versatile- because the feeder holes are adjustable.THE GOOD:+ Solid and heavy... although it's summer now I imagine that it will withstand bad weather+ SIX feeding ports with perches, so I often have more than one guest hanging out at a time, which I love+ Ports are adjustable - they rotate so you can control size of the hole (and therefore tailor it to your preferred seed)+ Clear tube so you can see your feed level easily+ Looks nice in the front garden+ Handle is also solid-feeling; manages the weight of naughty squirrels who hang on+ Easy to manage: comes assembled, easy to understand the rotating ports, easy to fill if you've ever filled a tube feeder before (ie use a funnel!).BE AWARE:- No squirrel baffleBOTTOM LINE: A quality feeder, should serve your winged guests well for a long time
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe Perky-Pet Premium Heavy-Duty Bird Feeder is just that. It's weather resistant, squirrel proof with rotating ports. Good for sunflower seed, mixed seeds, and thistle seed. Stainless Steel hanger, solid construction.U-shaped offset perches. Instructions suggest a cleaning every two weeks. (Does anyone really do that?) Website for more information www.perkypet.com
Review RateAmazon ReviewMake no mistake, this is a huge feederRequires modest assemblyAt close to 2 feet long, it will hold a lot of seedComes emptySquirrels can and likely will eat from itIt's supposed to survive the wrath of squirrels, but time will tellThus far it hasn't let me down, and the birds immediately took to it. I'm not 100% sure of its long term survival, as it doesn't feel indestructible, but for now it's as good as new. I'll update this review as needed.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe best reason to appreciate this feeder is that the birds like it! I hung it up and had birds using it within half an hour. So far, it's been largely chickadees and junkos and none of those stupid and loud magpies! I think the perches may be too small for magpies. Magpies have dominated every other bird feeder I've tried. It's nice to see the little guys have a chance.The feeder was a bit hard to fill, and at first I spilled seeds everywhere. Slowing down and pouring a smaller stream of birdseed solved that problem though I suppose a funnel would have done the same thing in less time. Now that it is full and hanging, the only thing getting seeds out is the birds. We had a good coastal wind yesterday evening, and I watched specifically to see the feeder's response. The feeder did quite a bit of dancing, but a negligible amount of seeds fell out.I like that this feeder is covered. I haven't seen it deal with rain yet, but I think it will handle that well as the main chamber has a tight lid and the perches have tiny covers. I'll come back and update after a rainstorm.At first, I wasn't too crazy about the appearance of this bird feeder. But, upon hanging it up and watching birds flock to it, I've changed my mind. The simple design puts the focus on the birds and doesn't get caught in tree branches the way that some of my fancier bird feeders have.
Review RateAmazon ReviewWe have run through a lot of these tube feeders in the past 7 years living in NJ, our squirrels are on the larger size and are death to most bird feeders. I gave up on the standard feeders of this sort last fall when the last one was shattered in a squirrel "launch and bomb" maneuver. (I even tried using thistle seed in it which they are not supposed to like.) Any way, I saw this "premium heavy-duty" feeder advertised and just had to give it a try. My birds love that sort of feeder and I figured maybe, just maybe an industrial strength feeder will last through the fall.I was impressed by this feeder straight out of the box, the U shaped perches are large and sturdy, the stainless steel wire is a nice length and strength for hanging, the 1.8 lb seed capacity means I don't have to be out there constantly refilling it and the polycarbonate tube is much thicker than the standard tube feeders we have used in the past.I am withholding a star because I do not have any idea how this will stand up to our squirrels. If it lasts the rest of the year and I don't have issues with damp getting into the seeds (I am using black sunflower seeds), I will raise the ratings. If the squirrels take it out . . . I am not going to be recommending spending this kind of money for a feeder that doesn't hold up. So, far, so good but the jury is still out here.Recommended for now.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe direction I have decided to take with this review is a little bit different. I agree with the other reviewers that this is a sturdy, tough, easy to maintain bird feeder. But I would like to present this review from a little bit different perspective. If you recently have moved into a new house or a new apartment with space for something like a bird feeder much like the Perky-Pet featured here I would highly recommend that you go ahead and pick up something like this. This is a new experience for me, but it really is so enjoyable to look out the window and see the birds come in to eat for their dinner. I know this might come across as kind of archaic, or out of touch but as I have been using this bird feeder certain birds are kind of becoming my friends. I will often tell my wife, "Look that old robin is back" or "look honey, a blue billed raspy throat." (I don't really know any other bird types. I am just starting here.) It is very pleasant to end your day with quite reflection at the window feeling companionship with a fine feathered friend. This is something new for me and I think you would really enjoy feeding the birds as well. Pick up a bird feeder and find some new friends.
Review RateAmazon ReviewBirdfeeders are only as good as how well the birds use them. This one scored high, almost instantly. It usually takes a couple of day, up to a week, for a new feeder to be accepted. We have 9 feeder varieties, and feed the birds year-round. It provides a good test situation. For some reason our small songbirds (finches) prefer oil sunflower seeds over nyjer. On other larger feeders, the stronger/larger birds (cardinals, jays, woodpeckers, etc) force the smaller songbirds away. Survival of the fittest. This new feeder is designed for the smaller songbirds. Within 16 hours (including nighttime) this Perky-Pet Heavy-duty feeder had finches and black cap chickadees eating. That is a sign of "5 claws up" from feathered friends. 6 super heavy duty feeding ports are remarkably designed to rotate making it a large seed feeder (sunflower) to small nyjer seed. One could offer small seed in the lower ports and larger seed in the upper ports, and changing the feeding stations as the seed was consumed and dropped in the clear plastic tube. Nearly 2' tall, it holds a lot of feed. The label states it is guaranteed forever. You don't get that on many bird feeders. A top quality feeder and one to strongly consider adding to your feeder grove, or for the person just beginning.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI was pleasantly surprised by the quality of my new bird feeder. The end caps and all the openings for the birds are metal. While the tube is plastic, the overall weight of the feeder had a quality feel to it. When filled with bird seed, the nearly two-foot long feeder is quite heavy. While you will want to find a sturdy branch to tie it to, the heft makes the feeder a bit more wind resistant (a bonus if--like me--you live on the plains).
Review RateAmazon ReviewLoses one star because I couldn't figure out why they want you to fill it from the bottom. The top removes easily . The bottom was a struggle and the top kept falling off as I tried to open the bottom. That said it's well constructed, solid and sturdy. The birds appear to like it . The squirrels appear frustrated, which is a good thing. Recommended!
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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 water.
- 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.