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!
Perky-Pet® Consumer Care
Perky-Pet® is devoted to excellence in the consumer experience. All warranty claims must be made by calling or writing Perky-Pet® consumer care. If you need to obtain parts, or are seeking return authorization for warranty service, please contact our consumer care department at 1-855-PERKYPET (855-737-5973), weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or via email Consumercare@woodstream.com. You may also contact provide a written notice addressed to Woodstream Corporation Attn: Consumer Care, 69 N. Locust St. Lititz, PA 17543. Perky-Pet® may require, as a condition to obtaining warranty service, that the defective product or part be returned to us at the above address postage prepaid. If you have any questions or are not completely satisfied, please contact us so we can help!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 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 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 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 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 ReviewWe've got a fountain in our front yard, so there's already a large quantity of birds that gather on a regular basis. Adding a feeder seemed like a no-brainer--and a nice distraction (or frustration, depending whose perspective you're viewing it from) for our indoor cats, who already spend a good portion of each day perched in front of the window watching our feathered visitors. Funny enough, their presence behind glass, even when they occasionally get so excited they leap at the barrier, apparently leaves the birds totally unfazed, as we'll regularly have 8-12 happily splashing in the fountain which is only about 3' feet away from the huge picture window the felines are perched in front of. It's a very na-na-na-boo-boo situation. Which we added to, by putting this feeder in a large bush/small tree in front of the kitchen window, adding a second "screen," so to speak, for our three cats to eyeball. Anyway, because of the existing population we had birds at this feeder by the first afternoon after I'd hung it. It's designed to hold either large, or small seeds, with metal feeder ports that, in theory, can be turned to either allow open access, for large things like sunflower seeds, or down with just a small slit, for smaller seed. Realistically, they turn so loosely that I'm not sure how you'd keep the birds from moving them, thus spilling out if you're using fine feed, but for the sunflower seeds we purchased, it's working fine. Sidenote: this feeder, unlike many and despite the picture with description here, does NOT come filled with a starter load of seed. Not a big deal, but you should be aware it will arrive empty. Filling is straightforward with the large, heavy metal lid simply lifting off the feeder top. This is good for filling, but I see potential for disaster if a clever (non-bird) critter manages to get this off the branch and onto the ground, because emptying it from above would be quite easy at that point. Of course, if this comes crashing down, I doubt the sides will withstand even short distance impact, so getting the top off too easily might be moot at that point. The six U-shaped perches are also metal and seem plenty large enough for most songbirds to sit on, while being small enough, as well as fairly thin, not to encourage small rodents from joining the buffet. This large feeder is billed as "heavy-duty," which I'm more than a little skeptical about, right out of the box. The plastic used for the tube seems extremely lightweight and is quite flexible, giving me doubts about its longevity, and the hook hanger is also thinner than a coat hanger, and just as easy to bend. As I said above, just filling it I was squeezing it enough I was afraid I'd crack it ... Which doesn't give me a great deal of confidence. Still, despite those concerns, based on first impressions, and initial easy usage by our local sparrow population, this works fairly well, if seeming a bit over-priced for what you receive. At this point, I'm tentatively going with four stars, but will be back to adjust and update my rating if it doesn't hold up to the long haul, especially as we head into colder weather, when the birds become more reliant on garden feeders. I could be wrong, but I'm finding it hard to believe that this thin plastic will survive the winter
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 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.