Best used for:GoldfinchesPerky-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 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.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.“This thistle feeder is offered at a remarkably fine price. It went together and filled easily and hangs now awaiting a flock of gold finches. It is such fun to watch them turn from the bright gold of their summer plumage to the tans of winter then back again come spring.” Read More Reviews »Accessorize Your Seed Feeder When you’re feeding many birds, having the right accessories can make the experience that much more enjoyable. Check out a few other options that will enhance your seed feeder.Accessorize your new feeder with hanging hooks, bafflers, scoops and more.Squirrel Bafflers will prevent squirrels from ransacking your wild bird feeders.Hanging hooks and poles give you ultimate flexibility for placing your feeders so you can easily view them.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. Complete Product Details »
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 Tupe Thistle / Nyjer® Materials PlasticLearn More About Wild Birds Wild birds are so common to us that we often glance at them without a second thought. When we really look at them, observe them and enjoy their special qualities, we can truly appreciate some of nature's amazing creatures. Check out some of our great resources to find out more about your favorite wild birds.Our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority! If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or refund of your full purchase price. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!About Perky-Pet®:We have been the trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958. Perky-Pet® delivers high quality, functional bird feeders and accessories that bring more birds to your backyard. Bringing nature to you™. More About Perky-Pet® »
Perky-Pet® Upside Down® Thistle Feeder - Specifications
- Feeding stations designed for upside down feeding
- Easily monitor seed levels through the clear plastic seed tube
- Six ports with perches allow multiple birds to dine at once
- Bright yellow accents attract goldfinches to the feeder
- Holds up to 2 lb of thistle
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 2 lb seed capacity
- 6 ports with perches
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Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or refund of your full purchase price. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGold Finches love itI'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.
Review RateGoldfinch feederI'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.
Review RateBirds don’t like them!The Gold Finches do not like this style of upside down feeding. Wish I could get replacements for the old style ones that just wore out. They had metal top and bottom, clear tube, plastic perches and the feed holes were upright. They were a fast and easy to clean, simple design.
Review RateYou'll be sorry!
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.Response From Perky-Pet®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
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.
Review RateLove it.
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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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.