Perky-Pet® Premium 15 Inch Heavy-Duty Bird Feeder, Antique Copper - Specifications
- 15-inch polycarbonate tube
- Patented rotating seed ports
- Powder-coated die-cast zinc components
- Stainless-steel wire for sturdy hanging
- Can be hung or pole mounted
- Antique copper finish
- Bird-preferred U-shaped perches
- Perky-Pet® Lifetime Limited Warranty
What's in the Box:
- 1 wild bird feeder
- 1.2 lb seed capacity
- 4 patented rotating seed ports
- Seed or feed options: black oil sunflower seed, thistle seed, mixed seed, peanut chunks, safflower seed and sunflower kernels
Perky-Pet® Lifetime Limited Warranty
Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
Perky-Pet® warrants that this product is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. The lifetime limited warranty applies when this product is used according to manufacturer’s instructions and for the lifetime of the original owner.
If your product is seriously damaged by squirrels, to the extent that the effectiveness of the product is compromised, Perky-Pet® will, at its discretion, either repair, replace or send replacement parts, free of charge. Perky-Pet® will replace any defective part; free of charge, for as long as you own your product. Cosmetic scratches from squirrels or other animals are not covered by warranty. This warranty does not extend to damage through neglect, accident, or misuse of the product!
Except as set forth above, no other express or implied warranty of any kind or nature is given by Perky-Pet® in connection with the purchase or use of this product. In no event shall Perky-Pet® be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the ownership or use of the product. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State!
Perky-Pet® Consumer Care
Perky-Pet® is devoted to excellence in the consumer experience. All warranty claims must be made by calling or writing Perky-Pet® consumer care. If you need to obtain parts, or are seeking return authorization for warranty service, please contact our consumer care department at 1-855-PERKYPET (855-737-5973), weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or via email Consumercare@woodstream.com. You may also contact provide a written notice addressed to Woodstream Corporation Attn: Consumer Care, 69 N. Locust St. Lititz, PA 17543. Perky-Pet® may require, as a condition to obtaining warranty service, that the defective product or part be returned to us at the above address postage prepaid. If you have any questions or are not completely satisfied, please contact us so we can help!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateAmazon ReviewWe lived in an apartment the past year, and were very happy to have a backyard again! I wanted a bird feeder because I've always thought it was cool to see what is local to you and what you can attract! I put this in my backyard and so far, the squirrels haven't gotten into it, it looks great, and the birds are flocking. It seems to be very well made - nothing is poking out or falling off, rusting, or showing wear (though it hasn't been long). It is bigger than a lot of the other feeders I've seen, so it holds more seed and I don't have to fill it nearly as often as I thought I would. I also like that it has several spots where birds can perch so you can have several birds gathered at once. I also like that you can adjust the seed spouts; I had no idea there were so many types of bird seed and so far, this adapts to all the stuff I've bought for it (smaller seed mixes, and larger). I also think the seed holes are what has kept the squirrels out so far, but if the crafty buggers figure out how to get a free meal from here, I will be sure to update! Overall, the kids and I are enjoying the birds that come and go, and it also seems to be keeping them out of our garden, which is an unexpected bonus! Ha ha!
Review RateAmazon ReviewI wonder how well it will last. It seems to be made of a thick plastic that reminds me of a thicker version of the inserts around men's shirt collars: it can be pressed with regular pressure of the finger. It doesn't seem terribly durable. The black perches seem sturdier, though.I had no problem with it arriving needing assembly. The top lifts off to allow seed to be poured in. I found this process easy. The hanging was also fine. Mine arrived with several vertical scratches on the clear plastic which were visually sub-par but didn't affect using the birdfeeder. I've come to expect slightly damaged items from the Vine program,Because it is tall and thin, once the birds start eating the seed, the top perches are not useful for feeding. This seems a bit strange to me, because the birds in my neighborhood chomped through the seed fairly quickly; once half the seed was gone, there were fewer perches available at which they could actually get the seeds.Not a bad little item, and the birds like it.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis feeder has a nifty mechanism with the lid/hanger portion at the top. Filling it is probably best done with a large funnel to avoid spillage. Mine arrived with three of the perches off, and my hands weren't strong enough to press them back in. My husband had to get them in there for me, and they're solid now. If not for the difficulty in getting the perches in, I'd have given this a 5.The little birds love this feeder. The big ones can't perch and chase away the little ones. That's great. I can have my other feeder for the bigger birds and this one for the little ones.It does hang low, so you need a high spot to hang it from.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis bird feeder is large, it has several feed holes and the plastic is sturdy. You will have no problem with the birds being able to land and feed from this feeder. Some of the lighter plastic feeders don't work because they're so flimsy as soon as the bird lands the feeder moves and then they fly away. You don't have that problem with this one. I would recommend, it's a nice size, fills from the top and is sturdy.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe Perky-Pet Premium Heavy-Duty Bird Feeder is just that. It's weather resistant, squirrel proof with rotating ports. Good for sunflower seed, mixed seeds, and thistle seed. Stainless Steel hanger, solid construction.U-shaped offset perches. Instructions suggest a cleaning every two weeks. (Does anyone really do that?) Website for more information www.birdfeeders.com
Review RateAmazon ReviewI already have two feeders in my front garden, and I love watching the birds chow down. I removed those feeders for cleaning while I put this one up - just to see how quickly the birds would respond to it. For some reason, it took them a couple of days to get the hang of this feeder. I initially saw a couple of chickadees checking it out but not taking the seed. I didn't see any usage the next day, but as of day 2, they are all over it. This appears to be best suited for smaller birds. I have it hung from the tallest metal shepherd's crook I could find, and because the feeder is so tall, the bottom of it is only about 4 feet off the ground. This could make the birds on the lowest perches vulnerable to predators (like my cat), so that's something to consider. The higher you can hang this feeder, the better. It's not advertised as squirrel-proof, and I'm sure the squirrels will figure out how to get into it. My metal shepherd's crooks discourage them, but a determined squirrel can climb one and get to the feeder. I haven't seen that happen yet, but I'm sure I will.I'm not sure what the advantage is to the rotation feature on the perches. I placed them all in the same position (perch on the bottom). The feeder is well designed, very easy to fill, and it's very attractive in my garden. The birds are happy.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis bird feeder came fully assembled. Using it was as simple as ensuring the feeding ports were each oriented for normal bird seed (versus thistle seed which is just a slit), filling it, and hanging it.The feeder itself feels very study. The plastic tubing feels firm and steady (cheaper store bought feeders go with thinner plastic that feels flimsy), the feeder ports very very solid and are easy to adjust by rotating them for usage with normal bird seed (a cup opening) or thistle (a slit opening). The ports do come out, so you can take the bottom of the feeder off cleaning.. however, it takes a fair amount of force to do this. I was worried I was going to crack the tube (I did not).The tube holds a good amount of bird seed. The birds immediately found it and have been ripping through my seed. The squirrels have not yet been climbing on the feeder, but I expect that is only a matter of time. This is not a squirrel proof feeder.Overall, the feeder is a simple and good quality product that functions well. I really appreciate finding companies that produce quality like this.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis feeder is big and will accommodate several birds. It is extremely well made and heavy, and the squirrels can't tear it up! The u-shaped perches make it harder for the squirrels to get into, as well. It holds a lot of feed, and is super-easy to fill. The bottom comes off for the occasional cleaning. This is a well made very high quality feeder, and the birds are "flocking" to it- lol! You won't be disappointed in this purchase, it's even better in person! I'll be buying these as Christmas gifts for my family.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis is the second perky pet feeder that I own...I also have the smaller version of this that is going on 3 years old now. It is holding up well and I feel that the longer version of it will be well worth it too. The perches are nice and solid, and can be rotated for either a regular blend of seed, or narrowed for nyjer seed. Although the plastic sleeve that encloses the entire feeder may seem cheap to some, or at least not firm enough, I can attest that its just about the best you get these days as to material. I have some older feeders that are made of a very firm plastic that can't be indented with ones fingers, but that is very hard to find these days. This sleeve and its quality is well in line with the cost as far as getting your moneys worth. My other one that is going on 3 years old has its normal amount of scratches and cloudiness, but is intact and with no holes in it from squirrels gnawing. And that is here in New England with the harsh winters and very warm and humid summers. As far as filling it, it's true that top is a little narrow, but I long ago bought a nice funnel for just such purposes, and I suggest anyone that is seriously into bird feeding do also. It works well and saves a lot of aggravation. The top on this is a heavy metal and very solid, and the bottom detaches for easy cleaning that is very important to do on a regular basis..As for this being squirrel proof in any way, its flat out not. Although its smooth in most places and appears to be difficult for the squirrels to grasp and feed on your seed, its not that either. It's not all the time to be sure, but many a day I have looked out to see my old feeder with a squirrel hanging off it feasting on my seed. This one will be no different. It won't be the most comfortable meal for them, but they will get to it for sure. Please keep that in mind if you happen to have a squirrel problem in your feeding area. Its no better or worse in that sense. All in all, a heavy, very well made feeder with good solid perches and sleeve that will endure many years of birds, squirrels, and weather well that I can highly recommend... : )
Review RateAmazon ReviewA bird feeder around our house has to be strong to survive. Our suburban NYC home sees a fair share of aggressive squirrels that can gnaw through just about any bird feeder. But they are not the biggest threat to our fine feathered friends' food supply. Despite the fact that we can drive east and in 45 minutes be in a Big Apple eatery, we have lots of hungry bears who can destroy just about anything short of a titanium feeder. Our yard is littered with chewed up bird feeders. We ordered thus one to see if it really is heavy duty. So far, the bears have stayed away so I can't tell how well it will fare in a one on one confrontation with a 300 lb black bear. I'm pretty sure that it would not defeat that challenge, but it has not been damaged by the squirrels so that's a real plus.The pluses are its large capacity, heavy metal seed ports (very squirrel proof) and the ability to rotate the openings to allow a variety of seeds to be loaded. We have a lot of thistle eating birds so that really appeals to us.One star for the capacity. Two stars for the heavy duty design - tube and feeder ports. Two stars for the very clever multi-seed delivery design.It also has a hanger hoop on top for that kind if feeding placement. It also has a base that accepts a pole placement. Very well done!If you feed birds, highly recommended...
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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.