Perky-Pet® The Preserve™ Feeder - Specifications
- Patented diamond-shaped barrier lets birds in to feed and keeps squirrels out
- Easy to clean and refill
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 3 lb seed capacity
- Metal finish
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If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNot Working
This feeder does not keep aggressive birds from feeding. Pigeons hang on and half empty it in a day. I have not seen a squirrel on it as it has only hung for three days. I wish I had researched before spending money as I think your claim is a bit too positive regarding large birds.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this valuable feedback. The caged design of this feeder is intended to discourage larger birds and squirrels from feeding as they will have difficulty fitting through the mesh.
Our feeders are backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateButton spring is weak
This feeder's only weakness is the spring button to raise and lower the lid. It works well until the spring becomes weak and then the feeder is totally ineffective at keeping squirrels out as they are able to push the lid up and crawl inside. I have photographic evidence. :/Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable feedback. We have shared this concern with our Product Managers for review. Our feeders are covered under a one year warranty. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateDoes not keep squirrels out
Bought 2 of these for the sole purpose of keeping red squirrels out! The wire isn't small enough so the squirrels can get in and eat all the seed! This is false advertising as these are not squirrel-proof at all!Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! This feeder is designed to be squirrel resistant. We apologize this was not your experience and would like to learn more about what occurred! For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to help!
Review Ratenot good against big birds.
Unfortunately unuseful against big black birds as announced. I tried it and they emptied it in one afternoon! And they chased smaller birds from it. Good against squirrels.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are glad to hear the feeder worked well to deter squirrels and apologize blackbirds were able to eat from the feeder. To prevent blackbirds from eating, we recommend using a perchless and trayless mesh feeder such as the Perky-Pet® Green Seed Ball Wild Bird Feeder (Model GSB00344) or the Perky-Pet® Adjustable Platform Feeder (Model 412).
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateTerrible feeder
Of all the squirrel resistant feeders I have purchased this is the worst. The little buggers manage to lift the lid and get right into the tube. This is literally not worth the money or aggravation. Would never purchase it again nor recommend it. Not even woth a one star rating.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! This feeder features the SureLock™ cap, which locks the lid in place to keep squirrels out. We apologize this was not your experience and would like to learn more! For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateGreat Little Feeder
I like this feeder! The birds are getting used to it. So far, no critter has been able to compromise it. It's smaller than I like. I have to refill it more. However, if it keeps the squirrels, crows and raccoons away, it gets my highest marks!
Review RateGood gift
Got this as a Father's Day gift and he loved it! Nice quality
Review RateLove It!
I like this feeder a lot. It was so much fun to watch the process the little birds figure first went through trying to figure out the best way to get the seeds inside. In time, they determined it was safe to enter the openings. I love the design because it is attractive and stylish. I like that larger birds are leaving this feeder alone as they are confused by the outer cage-like barrier. So far, squirrels have not bothered it either; they have other options here and go for the challenges that those feeders and barriers provide them.
Review RateTruly squirrel-proof
This is the only truly squirrel-proof feeder I have ever purchased. Even after three years! But birds from finches to red-bellied woodpeckers and bluejays have no problem chowing down.
Review RateNot even winter and already the squirrels have ruined this feederThis feeder is badly designed - the whole thing is held up by a little T-bar (shown in the picture) pushed through 2 holes in the plastic tube. The squirrels can left the lid, in spite of the supporting wire being pinched closed. Then they gnaw at the top of the plastic tube to get at the seeds, and when they reach one of the two holes, the T-bar slips out and the whole thing falls to the ground, with no obvious fix except perhaps putting 2 new holes further down the plastic tube. Looks good, but is NO GOOD! Avoid this one - bad design !!! It's not even winter yet, and now I have nothing! Money wasted !!! Is there any sort of refund or guarantee???Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeHello Steve,
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
The lid should remain secure after the locking button is released at the top. Our feeders are covered by a 30 day money-back guarantee and a one year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-VICTOR (1-855-584-2867) for additional assistance so we can make this right.
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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»
Video Help & Advice from Perky-Pet®
- Check out our series on how to attract birds to your backyard. We have a large amount of video advice and help for all levels of bird watcher! 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.