Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder

Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder 10 3.6 5 1
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  • Attracts finches and other wild birds
  • Made of durable plastic with clear reservoir
  • 6 feeding ports
  • Holds up to 2 lb of seed

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Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder

With its unique upside down perch system, the Perky-Pet® Upside Down Thistle Feeder is designed specifically to cater to the goldfinches in your yard. The 2 lb seed capacity ensures your goldfinch visitors will have plenty to eat. In addition, the feeder is made of durable plastic so it will stand up to the outdoor elements. Easily hang it anywhere around your yard using the convenient built-in hanging hook. You’ll soon be able to see why these beautiful little birds are so beloved.

VIP Dining For Goldfinches

VIP Dining For Goldfinches

Darling and acrobatic, goldfinches have no problem feeding while perched upside down. This long, tube-shaped feeder caters to that unique ability, by providing upside down feeding stations with the perches positioned above, rather than below, each feeding port. With a feeding station all their own, goldfinches can leisurely dine without being bothered by other birds.

Six Upside-Down Feeding Stations

Birds won’t be able to resist flocking to the Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder! It features six feeding ports evenly spaced around the tube so multiple birds can dine at the same time and you can enjoy a better view. Plus, each seed port is paired with a comfortable perch.

Six upside down feeding stations
Never run out of seed

Never Run Out of Seed

The Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Feeder is able to hold up to 2 pounds of thistle seed or finch mix so there’s plenty for your hungry backyard goldfinches. The clear plastic reservoir allows you to easily monitor seed levels at a glance. When it's time to refill, simply slide the cap up along the hanging bail to access the feeder tube.

Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder Product Details

Do you want to know more helpful details about the Upside Down Thistle Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Perky-Pet® Upside Down Thistle Feeder
Model # 399-6
Height 19.25 inches
Length 3 inches
Width 3.5 inches (including perches)
Ports 6
Capacity 2 lb
Seed Type Thistle / Nyjer®
Materials Plastic
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to
Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder - 2 lb Capacity
Model Number 399-6
Weight .254 lb
Dimensions 22.25 in H × 5.2 in W × 5.2 in D
Capacity 2 lb
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It does work, if you give it time.
Oct 26, 2022
When I first put up this feeder, for weeks, I thought I had wasted my money. None of the finches could figure out where the feeding hole was. I also had the standard feeder up, but I was going through 2 lbs. of nyjer seeds every day and most were on the ground! I finally stopped putting seeds in the standard feeder and so their only option was this feeder. Within 2 weeks they started to figure out how to eat. Some still can't and some of the bigger finches can't. I add about 1 lb. every week now instead of every day. I have no waste on the ground. Also, with the standard feeder, the rats would visit it every night; not with the upside down feeder.
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I bought 3 of these - birds do NOT like
Feb 9, 2022
I bought 3 of these. Gave my Mom 1 and I put 2 out. Finches will NOT use them.... What happened to this feeder, but with the birds eating in an up-right position? My finches LOVED that style. What I liked about this feeder design is that there is a port at the very bottom, so ALL seed is eaten, and none is left to rot like with other styles of feeders.
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Response from Admin
Feb 10, 2022
We're sorry to hear about this experience! Birds are creatures of habit and can take some time to adjust to a new feeder. You may want to try relocating the feeder to another area in your yard. We also offer a variety of different finch feeders here: The feeders are covered under a 30-day return policy. Please contact us at 855-737-5973 for assistance. - Rachel
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it's the stick shift of bird feeders
Oct 27, 2021
It's amazing to see a feeder with only the desired birds using's the stick shift of bird feeders (not every bird can use it) ! Our garden is full of Lesser Goldfinches!
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Gold finches won’t eat upside down
Jun 7, 2021
The gold finches come but won’t eat upside down. They jump over to the wild bird seed feeder instead
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Woodstream (Admin)
Jun 7, 2021
Birds can take some time to adjust to new feeders. Placing them near a fresh water source can help them find the new additions faster. We are sorry that they haven't yet started using this feeder regularly and hope they learn to love it soon!   Best regards, Susan
Upside down tube feeders are the very best.
Feb 4, 2021
Upside down feeders are great. I had goldfinch within 24 hours. Gave another one to my neighbor who just recently began feeding birds. We have both been entertained by the antics of the finches & finding pleasure in watching the color changes of the males. Thank you for such a great feeder (and conversation piece for visitors).
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Still a great deal for only feeding finches.
Jul 12, 2020
While it is an economical a d efficient way to feed only finches, it could use one improvement. It should have a canopy. This would reduce the seeds thst get wet spoiled from the rain. If it was built better, I would pay the extra money for it.
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Gold Finches love it
May 29, 2020
I've had this for years...actually several over the years. I get this to last for two to three years with careful handling. The gold finches swarm to it. They love it and since it is an upside down feeder the other birds don't steal the food. Gold finches are fun to watch. I recommend this.
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Goldfinch feeder
May 2, 2020
I've tried several feeders but keep coming back to this one. You have to be careful when taking it apart to clean but if you are, you can get several years out of one.
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You'll be sorry!
Sep 5, 2019
I hate it! It's impossible to fill through that stupid vee shaped piece that's supposed be so easy to remove. What a waste of money. Don't bother to call Perky Pet, I've been waiting for " 1 minute " for fifteen minutes now. I would like to see a video that shows how easy it is to remove that part.
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Woodstream (Admin)
Sep 5, 2019
Hi there! This feeder is designed to be filled from the top, and the bottom is not designed to be easily removed. We apologize for any confusion! In order to refill the feeder, remove the yellow top and pour in the thistle or other small seeds. The name "Upside Down® Thistle Feeder" is in reference to the feed openings, which are located underneath the ports as opposed to above them. This allows finches to hang upside down and eat if they desire. For more information, feel free to reach out to us at 1-855-737-5973.
Love it.
Sep 4, 2018
I love this. Much better than the mesh bag that the squirrels ran off with. I did make the holes a little bigger because the seed seems to last forever. I bought the one with a metal cap as well and am only going to fill it half way and maybe put something yellow in the void to attract attention of the little birds.
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