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Amazon Review September 13, 2014
Reviewer: John W. Loftus
What I really like about this Perky Hummingbird feeder is that you fill it from the top down and that it has an ant moat. It'll get you some Hummingbirds shortly after setting it up too. It's easily set up and easily cleaned over and over again. I see nothing not to like.
Amazon Review September 07, 2014
Reviewer: Margaret Picky
The hummingbirds love this nectar dispenser. It is simple to fill and disassemble for cleaning and it doesn't leak. It is made of lightweight plastic, but is sturdy enough for the purpose.
Amazon Review September 07, 2014
This is my fourth Perky Pets hummingbird feeder and I really like the design changes. I still have some older models that I have to invert to fill so being able to top fill is great. Also with the wider opening it's much easier to clean vs. the earlier models. It has the same bright red color as my other feeders so the hummingbirds were attracted to it almost right away. The built-in ant moat is a nice feature though too. Finally, I was initially surprised that the feeding ports are soft and flexible but I guess there's less risk now of breaking them if you're taking the unit apart for cleaning. Overall this is the best designed Perky Pets feeder that I have and I'm very pleased with it.
Amazon Review September 04, 2014
Reviewer: C. Hill
This Perky-Pet 135TF Perky's Finest Red Flower Top Fill Plastic Hummingbird Feeder is well made and will attract hummingbirds. We moved from a beautiful remote place in the mountains of Northern PA where we had a lot of hummingbirds visiting our porch and we really miss seeing them at the feeders we left for the new owners.
These are easy to use and the ant-moat helps keep ants from getting into the nectar. Be sure to check out the hummingbird migration schedule so you will know when you can expect to see them in your area.
Amazon Review July 26, 2014
Reviewer: M. L. Strickland
We were very impressed with this hummingbird feeder! It's obvious that the designers have a lot of experience with the unique requirements of feeding these beautiful little birds!
The top filling design and the built in ant moat are not the only unique features. The base also unscrews from the clear reservoir, and then comes completely apart for cleaning. The soft flowers even come off! If any nectar gets left behind and sours, the hummingbirds will stop coming to the feeder, so it is important to keep the feeder well cleaned. The design of this feeder makes that job easier.
Peak hummingbird season is during August and September when they migrate en mass to Central and South America. The northward migration during the spring seems to be more gradual, but during the fall migration it is possible to get dozens of hummingbirds at one time at your feeders. So now is the time to out out your feeders.
You will get more hummingbirds if you put out more feeders. As many as possible! One thing you will notice is that they are very territorial and will try to "guard" one or two feeders making it difficult for others to get to the feeders. Putting out more feeders causes this guarding instinct to break down.
Also, as the number of birds build, it becomes necessary to put our larger feeders. This feeder is 16 ounces, but my wife is about ready to start putting out a bunch of 32 ounce feeders.
Another thing my wife has learned is to make her own nectar. It is less expensive, especially when we are feeding a couple of hundred birds a day! Plus the hummingbirds prefer the homemade. Mix one part sugar to four parts of water and bring it just to a boil, then let it cool. My wife makes up a couple of gallons at a time and keeps it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh. The hummingbirds absolutely LOVE the nectar cold! We go through a couple of gallons a week!
This feeder is definitely better than other brands we have tried. Ease of filling and ease of cleaning are the two main features we like. We just need to get some of the larger sizes as we replace the ones we have.
Update: after using the feeder for a couple of weeks, we have discovered that the built in ant moat doesn't work very well. The ants get into the feeder anyway. Apparently the moat isn't big enough. The solution is simple... Just buy a regular add-on ant moat. The other problem we had is that it took awhile for the hummingbird to start using this feeder. We already have several dozen hummingbirds, but they were avoiding this feeder at first. Probably due to the "new" smell. Now that it has aged some, they are starting to use it more.
Home Depot Review April 15, 2014
This hummingbird feeder is very attractive and inexpensive, I did not want to spend a lot of money testing multiple feeders in my yard trying to find the best locations.
Pros: Easy to Use, Sturdy, Looks Great, Durable, Easy to Clean, High Quality, Nice Design
Amazon Review September 08, 2014
I like the no-nonsense design this feeder has to make it easier to clean. No weird curves. Just with hand and sponge I can reach to the bottom of the bottle, where it's narrowest, with no problem.
Taking apart and putting together is simple. Unscrew the bottle. For the base, put your fingers on opposite sides of the top half. Give a small squeeze in, and you should be able to pull the two halves apart. The rest of the components attached to the bottom half are simply tug up and out. Once cleaned, everything snaps back together.
Unfortunately, it does leak from the base when it gets a bit tilted.
Amazon Review September 03, 2014
Reviewer: Mitch P.
I received two of these that are very similar and I have one in the front yard and one in the back yard. We do not have alot of hummingbirds in this area of the state but many other birds have been enjoying the feed. Also a couple of pesky squirrels who have knocked one of them out of the tree and on the ground.
Amazon Review September 02, 2014
Reviewer: Pampered Prepper
For some reason I didn't think there were any hummingbirds in this part of Washington ( simply because I had never seen any). Well I was pleasantly surprised when I hung this from a tree in our back yard next to the garden. I was really surprised to see hummingbirds "buzzing" around it with in a few days!
My children absolutely love this feeder and I'm glad to have gotten a chance to try this out. Hummingbirds often need help from us as natural stops for them become less and less. Overall the maintenance for this feeder is very low and lasts a good amount of time ( of course this can vary depending on traffic). If you have hummingbirds that frequent your area ( or want some) and are looking for a quality feeder then this is it. Recommended!
Amazon Review September 01, 2014
Reviewer: Quality Man
Works as advertised. I really enjoy the top loading feature of this as I have had other style leaders that ultimately spill the sticky nectar unless you are a ninja. The ant moat is also a nice feature but thankfully I have never had ants invade my humming bird bird feeder. The only part of this feeder that concerns me is the rubbery petals. I doubt those will hold up in the sun as other feeder petals like these have not. I'll try to place the feeder in the shade.
Amazon Review August 27, 2014
Reviewer: Kat Hooper
This feeder is easy to use. It's so nice that it can be filled from the top and that it has an any moat to repel ants. There's an S hook for hanging the feeder. It's easy to take it apart for cleaning. The hummingbirds found it right away. HOWEVER, there is no place for the hummingbirds to sit (ours like to actually sit on the feeder). Also, the moat is not very deep, so in our hot Florida sun, it has to be filled daily. If you don't fill it daily, the ants will come. A deeper moat would help.
Amazon Review August 13, 2014
I have a few hummingbird feeders and I was looking for a small one for a backyard hook. This fit the bill. It's lightweight and somewhat easier to clean than others. Two downsides are it's plastic (glass is much easier to maintain) and you still need a small brush to get inside the vial to clean (but that's true of all feeders). The color attracted them pretty quick.
Amazon Review August 16, 2014
Reviewer: Jonathan K. Perkins
I have used a variety of hummingbird feeders over the years, and in all honesty this one is my least favorite, for one reason: complexity. This feeder consists of six main pieces (well, fourteen actually, if you were to completely disassemble it), and it must be taken apart for proper cleaning. And if you want to keep your hummingbirds healthy, the feeder really DOES need to be cleaned between uses, and should be cleaned as frequently as every 2-3 days in warm weather. So while this item looks simple because you can fill it from the top, it's really not so simple because you first have to disassemble, clean, and reassemble it.
However--having said that--it does work, and the hummingbirds use it without hesitation.
I've found two other types of feeders that I believe are superior.
First: glass test-tube style feeders seem to be what our hummers prefer, though they empty quickly (search "Songbird Essentials").
Second: two-piece bowl feeders (search for "HummZinger" as an example).
Overall I prefer the bowl feeders, because they are simple, easy to clean, and can even easily go into the dishwasher for cleaning.