Perky-Pet® Adjustable Platform Feeder - Specifications
- Strong wire grate and metal base prevents access to squirrels
- Dome bounces and wobbles throwing squirrels off balance
- Removable pole and grate for easy cleaning
- Height adjustable dome accommodates all bird sizes
What's in the Box:
- 1 platform bird feeder
- .5 lb seed capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSquirrel FoilerWe have pesky squirrels and rodents vying for our wild bird food. So we're investing in bird feeders that are for birds only. This feeder is working great and I love the rain guard above the feeder.... a 2 for 1 in this feeder.
Review RatePlatform feeder is the bestThis has become, by far my favorite feeder. It handles whatever food most of my favorite birds are looking for...w/my homemade suet being currently #1. And with its generous platform, they tend to stay longer to accommodate my view!
Review RateSquirrel-proof platform feederI'm very pleased with this feeder. It's hard to find a squirrel-thwarting PLATFORM feeder...especially for under $30! This one works very well,
Review RateAmazon ReviewI bought this feeder because I wanted to have something the mourning doves could feed from. We have Canada geese hang around a lot, so I can't put seed on the ground as they'll gobble it all up in no time! I like that you can vary the space between the base & the baffle. I do wish it was a bit larger in diameter, but it works well enough for at least two doves at a time to sit on it. I saw from other reviews that other people who purchased this didn't use the mesh cover; I don't either. It does make it more difficult for the birds to reach the seed, although it would help keep the seed inside. It's a nice feeder for the price!
Review RateAmazon ReviewI was a bit concerned how this would work given that the grille makes some of the seed harder to reach. However, the feeder has two benefits:1. It provides ample perching room for birds small or big and it's used for that with or without seed. Doves even used it as rain shelter :)2. Because, as the level of seed drops below the grille, it is a bit more difficult to get to the seeds birds tend to hang around more just trying to get to the food making for a better "show"I typically put about a cup of seed and that's enough for a day or two of fast followed by slow foraging.
Review RateAmazon Review, Nice little feederThis is a cute little bird feeder. I wanted a smaller one to put my leftover seeds from my bigger feeder and this seemed to be about right. It's easy to put together and the birds like it. This price seems a bit high for the quality though. The top is hard plastic and it had a few scratches on it that already all that attractive, but I guess the birds don't really care. It's short so I bought a chain to put it on. So far so good.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis feeder is well constructed and will keep squirrels away if hung correctly. I hung it where the squirrel could access it from the side, so bypassing the springy dome, so that was my fault. However, the grid does not deter the squirrel. You can adjust the dome so that larger birds can gain access, and in fact, that's all I've seen in it is the larger birds. The smaller ones seem to prefer my platform feeder or the other standard feeder. Perhaps the smaller birds are scared by the moving dome. In any case, it is well made and will stand up to weather, it looks like, and holds a lot of food. I may try putting a smaller seed in and move it and see what happens. I did see a woodpecker at it that I have not seen for a while, but I also put new food out. Greater for the larger birds, I'd say.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe squirrel shield seems to work well; I hung this feeder just a few feet from another one that the squirrels are always in and I haven't seen a single one on this unit. That same shield seems to keep birds from it, too, at least at first. It took about a week and a half before the birds started using this unit, but once they started, they seem to be using it just as much as the one we already had. I think it's because the shield sways and wobbles with every breeze and it was scaring the birds at first. It would be nice if the feeder held more seed; it has to be refilled every day. But at least what it holds is going to birds, not squirrels.
Review RateAmazon Review, QualityThis is very stable. The birds can get up in here and stay out of the rain. Sometimes the larger birds have trouble with other feeder's perches not being large enough, but this one is. It is good construction.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI ended up getting this bird feeder and putting it out for a test run right away. Turns out that at least around here in Central Texas where I am at the birds seem to be enjoying it more so than the squirrels. Now don't get me wrong a few have tried for it [at least that I have noticed] but I get more birds out back on this. The only problem I have had thus far is that it gets moved around easily by the wind, naturally no birdies come a feeding at that time.
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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.