Perky-Pet® 24 oz Top Fill Plastic Hummingbird Feeder
The Perky-Pet 24 oz Top Fill Hummingbird Feeder features an innovative "sports bottle" technology for effortless filling - just push, pour then pull-and-lock! The wide-mouth top makes filling easy and mess free. With its 24 oz capacity, this feeder ensures there is plenty of nectar to keep your hummingbirds happy and fed! The four yellow flower feeding ports complement the red base and invite the hummers to dine.
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Click the Perky-Pet hummingbird migration map, image on the right, to track an approximate time of when hummingbirds will begin visiting your feeder
Hummingbirds migrate every year for variety and abundance of insects and flowering plants
Hummingbirds travel back to the tropics once the weather gets colder, or when their internal instincts alert them it's time
Migration typically begins sometime in late February and ends in late September
Hummingbird 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 nectar is very important to the health of visiting hummingbirds birds. It is recommended that you clean your hummingbird feeder every week. more»
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. I'm new to Top Fill feeders, are there tips on filling for beginners?
A. Yes, follow the steps below.
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Q. What criteria should I use when selecting a hummingbird feeder?
A. Make sure it is one that will be easy to clean and fill, especially since you will need to clean the feeder every few days. If you are worried about bees and wasps or ants invading the feeder, purchase a hummingbird feeder with bee guards, such as the Perky-Pet model #203CP or ant guards, Perky-Pet model #242.
Q. How do I clean my hummingbird feeders?
A. Hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned every 1-2 weeks. Use hot water and a bottle brush, along with mild soap; be sure to rinse thoroughly. The Perky-Pet cleaning mop is specifically designed for the purpose of cleaning hummingbird feeders, and is very convenient to use. This cleaning mop can also be used on seed feeders and oriole feeders for those small, tight spaces that are difficult to reach.
Q. What is the importance of providing water for hummingbirds?
A. Hummingbirds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need nectar. Hummingbirds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide hummingbirds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for hummingbirds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy.
Perky-Pet® 24 oz Top Fill Plastic Hummingbird Feeder with Free Nectar is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Fantastic - to a pointEverything about this feeder is great - except... I can't stop leaks from happening between the lower and upper portions of the base. Have followed call instructions (printed and video) several times, but just can't get a complete seal between the two parts (a very tiny gap on one side). Once I hang the feeder, movement (wind, etc.) causes dripping. Suggestions?
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of
Amazon ReviewTrue, the base leaked like crazy from the split between the top and bottom parts. I was about to either return the feeder, or permanently seal the base with silicone sealer. Then I figured it out -- so I offer the following advice: A. Before filling with nectar mix, first test the feeder with plain water (which I did, and found that the water leaked out in about 10 seconds). This avoids losing a batch of nectar by not understanding how the feeder works. B. To test with water, and later fill with nectar, read the instructions (they're not too clear on the tag, but the video helps): - Screw base together until snug (the halves do not form a watertight seal, and this is okay). - Screw container into base until snug. - Push container down into the base seal (may already be in down position) to close ports, and prevent base leakage when filling. - Fill only half way [until hummingbirds have discovered it] & refrigerate the rest. - Screw top cap onto container TIGHTLY [most important step; it must be airtight]. - Pull container up from base to open ports. The liquid will start to fill the base, and stops when the vacuum prevents further flow.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of
Once you get the hang of it, this is a great feederIt took me spilling the nectar a few times but once I learned how the push-pull action worked, I came to love this feeder. Unfortunately, I let it freeze and it cracked but I'm going to buy a couple more.