Perky-Pet® Premium 23 Inch Heavy-Duty Bird Feeder, Midnight Black - 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
- Midnight black 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 or feed 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 RateHate it !
The perches are to small for Blue birds to use. They had to keep flapping their wings ( hover ) to get peanut pieces from it. Hate this feeder ! I will have to buy another one to use as my winter feeder for the Blue birds and other winter visitors. I will have save it for the finches, when their one feeder gets old . ( they have their feeders on another pole ) The openings seemed real small on this feeder too. Like the birds had a hard time getting seeds out of it.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback.
The feeding ports can be used for either thistle seed through the smallest opening, or black oil sunflower seed, peanut chunks, safflower, or mixed seed through the other. This Premium feeder is covered by a lifetime limited warranty.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance in finding a feeder that is designed for large 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 ReviewThe Perky-Pet 102b Premium Tube Feeder is a large, sturdy feeder that is fairly heavy. The length (23 inches) and weight makes it challenging to place if, like me, you live in a house with scrubby Georgia pines as the primary yard tree. The single deciduous tree in my yard, a rather scrawny maple, has few branches substantial enough to support the feeder, and those limbs are at the lower portion of the trunk.Even though it hangs about three feet off the ground, the birds (or squirrels, hard to tell) have been visiting, as about half a pound of seed is gone. They must be visiting in the early morning, or evening as I have not seen many birds at the feeder, and I am early to bed to get to work by 5 am.The feeder was easy to fill, and the size of the tube makes it simple for even the less-than-dextrous to get the seed in the feeder. Opening and closing the feeder was easy, and the swivel ports are an interesting concept.In all, I am satisfied with this feeder, as it seems to do the job-feed birds and possibly squirrels.
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 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 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 own several Perky-Pet feeders. They're very well made and tend to last years. This feeder is no exception. Many times, other brand of feeders tend to be cheaply made and are very light weight. This might not seem like a big issue, but when a lightweight feeder gets low on seed, they tend to blow around madly. This feeder feels quite substantial, since it has metal top and bottom caps. The Perky-Pet 102B is just under two feet long and has multiple feeding stations that can be set to accommodate different feeding styles. We prefer to rotate the feeding stations on the top to the small opening and the lower stations to the larger openings. That way, the birds tend to compete less. It's so cool seeing woodpeckers, cardinals and others enjoying a nice meal without having to compete so much. The top and bottom caps are made of metal and the top is held in place very securely, but opens easily for filling and cleaning. We usually clean ours as recommended, which is every two weeks. Like most feeders, squirrels won't have an issue getting into the stations with the large openings, but the feeder is made from stout materials, so they're unlikely to cause any damage. I usually see them hovering on the ground below instead of on the feeder itself since we make it as difficult as possible to get on the feeder itself.
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!
Review RateAmazon ReviewIt's big, holds plenty of seed - if you fill it completely it will last you about a week depending on how many birds you get. It's sturdy and looks good. The U-shaped perches are perfect for the birds. Since putting this up I have seen an increase in the number and variety of birds visiting my yard.
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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.