Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Bird Shelter Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Easy fill, heavy-duty metallic cap with wide mouth top
- Durable metal perches
- Clear plastic cover protects birds as they feed
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 3.5 lb seed capacity
- 4 feeding ports
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Disclaimer: Birdfeeder does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Bird Shelter Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder is rated out of 5 by 29.Rated 5 out of 5 by lois54 from Beat the squirrels! I ordered this birdfeeder a couple of weeks ago, as a replacement for one I had for several years. I had purchased the first one at a local hardware store but could not get it this year - don't know why. It is a terrific feeder and is the ONLY one I have found for which the squirrels cannot get the seed!!!Date published: 2016-12-07Rated 1 out of 5 by Birdfan from NO BIRDS Not one bird. Plastic cover they don't like. Good idea if it worked. NOT!Date published: 2016-05-14Rated 2 out of 5 by Gweed from No birds ??????? Looks and made great, problem......... No birds?????? Only dust landed on this feeder, never a bird, plastic shroud too low....Date published: 2016-05-04Rated 1 out of 5 by Wally from Looks good in catalogue photo. After filling feeder with seed I hung it up. The plastic bin slipped from the cover, fell to the floor and broke, irreparably. I can't legitimately rate with a single star.Date published: 2016-04-30Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy from Great bird feeder This is the third time I bought this feeder from HD. Really is squirrel proof. Even the blue jays & cardinals feed from the perch. Excellent product & service!Date published: 2016-04-12Rated 1 out of 5 by LnNN from Birds do not like it either... The bird seed gets stuck in the small openings and they won't use this feeder. The squirrels cannot get into the feed so that part works well but the birds don't like it at all. We changed out the seed several times but the birds don't seem to want to duck under the shield to eat and they all flock to the other feeders.Date published: 2016-02-10Rated 4 out of 5 by Judy from Nice size! Perfect size for my smaller birds to enjoy.Date published: 2016-02-01Rated 4 out of 5 by Pete from Got it for my dad for Christmas. He loves it My dad has informed me well how well it keeps away the squirrels and only allows the birds to enjoy it alone.Date published: 2016-01-05
does it have sunflower seed ports?We apologize, however; this feeder does not have replacement seed ports suitable for sunflower seed.Date published: 2016-07-13
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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.
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.