Perky-Pet® Deluxe Upside Down® Thistle Feeder - Specifications
- Upside Down® feeding stations which are designed to allow goldfinches to feed undisturbed
- Features metal top and port bands and plastic perches
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 2 lb seed capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGood Price, good performanceThe unit is plastic, however the top is metal. Does a fine job. Birds like it. Switched from a mesh feeder because it was dispensing too much seed, and seed is expensive! Seed does last longer.
Review RateOval shaped feederI bought two of these upside down finch feeders about a month ago because I owned them in the past. I would have rated it higher except that when I received them, one of tubes was flattened at the top, either by production or from shipping. I have to squeeze it together to get the metal top to fit. I thought it would "round out" after a while but it must be flattened too much. The other problem you will have is circular V in the bottom. It does not fit very well and in very cold weather they have a tendency break when trying to remove it for cleaning.
Review RateDesign flawWe purchased this feeder for our Goldfinches that live in the area. Yes it is simple to set up, etc, however there is a design flaw. The V shaped bottom does not stay in place, causing a loss of all the bird seeds. The bottom piece does not stay in the groves and come loose with very little motion. We had to tape the bottom so we would not loose the seeds, hoever this solution makes it hard to clean. Manufacturing comment would be appreciated back. We do love to watch the finches feed and they seem to enjoy the feeder, once the young ones learn how to use it.
Review RateAmazon ReviewBought as a gift for my mom to feed the birds. Seems to work as the birds flock to it!
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe feeders are great.
Review RateAmazon ReviewFun, Fun, Fun! That's what it is to watch the finch feed at this feeder. If you don't have one then you need to get one!
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis is exactly what it is advertised to be. We can't find these in our area any more. It is the most fun watching the finches feed from it. Also other birds won't turn upside down but they sure try. It is the most entertaining feeder we have ever had.
Review RateGreat Feeder, Good PriceI ordered this feeder earlier this year. I got it for my neighbor across the street. I can see it from my house, and it's been fun to watch the birds on it. I'm now going to buy one for my porch too. It is also much easier to clean. I just remove the poles, and the bottom, and it only takes a couple of minutes to clean and dry it! I would recommend it to Songbird lovers!
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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.