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Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder

model #: 252
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Attracting and feeding orioles. Orioles will be enticed by this beautiful gem. With its bee guards, three feeding ports and 36 oz capacity, this oriole bird feeder is top of the line! read full product details »  

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  Great Product only with the bee guards 
Reviewer:

I've checked Fleet Farm and Ace Hardware and both only offer the model 251 feeder and is labeled as a Oriole feeder which doesn't included the bee guards. This used to be marketed as a humming bird and oriole feeder and included the bee guards. This is what I'm looking for. This feeder without bee guards is useless to me. Most of the traffic we see is humming birds. I had the plastic holding tank break and tried a conventional glass humming bird feeder. The yellow jackets and wasps were so bad we couldn't sit on the deck. I'm glad to see the bee guard parts available on your website and will not buy this product without bee guards. I think your marketing folks missed the boat making this only an Oriole only feeder. I bought one only to get a plastic nector container, using the base
already had. I would have bought three feeders if they had the bee guards.

Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

JULY 06, 2012

Thank you for submitting your online review of the Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder (model 252). We appreciate your feedback regarding this feeder, and have passed along your thoughts to our Product Development Team.

 

Bees can definitely be a nuisance for oriole and hummingbird feeders. We do have several oriole feeders with bee guards. Our Opus® Oriole Feeder (model 466-6) and Perky-Pet® Oriole Feeder (model 449-2) will both allow the orioles to feed without being bothered by bees.

 

We hope you have found this information helpful; if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).


Susan
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 



  Excellent Oriole feeder 
Reviewer:

The model 252 is the one to use if you have bees. The bee guards are a must. I have kept two of these feeders up during the last 4 Oriole seasons (late April to late August) here in CA. The Orioles love them. After the chicks fledge, the whole family comes to the feeder.

  Adjustable perches are great! 
Reviewer:

My kids love that you can adjust the perches and had way too much fun testing that feature out! The top is easy to screw off and fill the feeder. Overall the feeder has worked wonderfully.

  Disappointment 
Reviewer:

I just put my feeder up today, but was perplexed by the lack of a wire or other device with which to hang it. So I used a piece of ribbon I had lying around. The ribbon -- which seemed strong enough! -- broke within a few minutes, the feeder fell to the ground and spilled a bunch of the nectar, and two of the three perches snapped off. I'm hoping I get some orioles after all of this. I would suggest that Perky-Pet include a hanging wire or string/rope to prevent disappointment among dummies like me. I'd also love it if the perches would be less breakable, because now my oriole traffic will be reduced by at least 1/3 and I'll probably have a bee problem. :-(

I'm rating this 3 stars because the jury's still out on whether it will draw birds to my yard, and I know user error was largely to blame for the issues I've had so far. Still, the lack of sufficient supplies with the feeder reduces the rating even if I wake up to 100 orioles outside tomorrow

 

Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

JULY 21, 2013

Dear Kristina,

Thank you for your online review of the Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder (model 252). We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that the perches on this feeder have broken. Your feedback regarding the hanging wire have been shared with our Product Development Team.

Above all, we would like to ensure that you are satisfied with your purchase. Please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance. We look forward to hearing back from you to be able to work with you to make this right


Susan
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet



  Paid too much and does not come apart for cleaning 
Reviewer:

The oriole deluxe feeder was only type I could find locally at end of season. I paid $25 which is kind of pricey,plus it does not come apart for cleaning - did not know this then, or would not have purchased it. Birds need clean feeders and there is no way to get mold out of the base of this feeder using safe products such as white vinegar. Can't even get a brush into the base where I can see mold, but can't get to it. Please help!

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Perky-Pet® Consumer Relations Response:

Dear Looie,

Thank you for taking the time to submit an online review for the Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder (model # 252).  We apologize if you found this feeder difficult to clean.  As you have mentioned keeping your feeder clean is very important to the health of visiting birds.  Here is a tip to help clean those hard to reach areas:  place a small handful of uncooked rice inside the bottle, add water and shake vigorously.  The rice will reach and clean those hard to reach spots.

We hope you have found this information to be helpful.  If you have questions or need assistance please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819, opt 1 so we can help!

Best regards,

Liz
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet®



  Poor quality control 
Reviewer:

This would be a great feeder if it were put together properly in the factory. It is not hard to clean (I use a small package of 350 zinc-plated BBs).

I first bought this Deluxe Oriole feeder because the regular Oriole feeder attracted paper wasps; they were crawling inside daily and chasing away the birds. Also it had a minute leak at the horizontal seam between the top and bottom of the orange bottom section. Wasps were gathering at that leak, too.

When I got home with my Deluxe feeder and started to assemble it, I found that it had been incorrectly assembled at the factory so that the perches were not aligned with the feeder ports! I took it back to the store for an exchange but the only other one in stock was damaged. So I got a refund and waited for the next shipment. A week later I bought my second Deluxe. This time when I got it home and started to assemble it, I found that it was missing one of the little springs that keeps the perch up and the bee guard in place. Sigh. I went back to the store again and showed them the problem. They let me exchange it for yet another one. This third one had been up for three days, working great, until I noticed that there is a big leak at the same seam that leaked on the regular model. The puddle below is attracting lots of ants and wasps, which then defend the feeder from the orioles and hummers.
SIGH! I am not going to exchange this one because I no longer trust anything coming out of that Pennsylvania factory. I fear the next one will also leak or have some other issue. So I am going to spend $8 more on some waterproof glue and cross my fingers.
You have a great design in this feeder if you can get on top of these issues. Waterproof that seam, for one!
Kelly M


Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

AUGUST 22, 2012

Thank you for your review of the Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience with this feeder. Your feedback is appreciated and has been forwarded to our Product Development Team for review. Nectar may leak out of a feeder if there is not a sufficient vacuum seal formed when tightening the bottle to the base. We recommend placing some vegetable oil on the threads of the bottle before tightening it to the feeder base.

 

If you are having trouble with bees or insects at the feeder, you can also hang a second feeder with a 1:2 ratio nectar. This nectar will be too strong to attract birds, however it will attract the bees away from your other feeders.

 

Ultimately, we would like you to be satisfied with your purchase. All of our feeders are covered under a one year warranty and backed by a 30 day return policy. We would be happy to further assist you regarding this matter.

 

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we may better assist you.


Lauren
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 



  Deluxe oriole feeder 252 Impossible to clean 
Reviewer:

The Deluxe Oriole Feeder #252 is an extreme health hazard to birds as it is impossible to thoroughly clean mold from inside base & resevoir, as there is no way to take it apart. A complete waste of money (I psid $23-25), and a danger to birds. I will not use it, and it should be taken off the market.

Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

JULY 09, 2011

Dear Louis,

 

Thank you for reviewing the Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder (model 252). You are absolutely accurate in that keeping a clean feeder is vital to the health of the birds that feed out of them. We recommend that feeders be cleaned and refilled at least once a week. During times of extremely hot temperatures nectar is more susceptible to spoiling and you may want to clean your feeder out more often. Using a bottle brush and pipe cleaners are great tools in helping clean a feeder.

 

Also try this tip: 

 

• Add some water to the bottle of the feeder.

 

• Add a small handful of uncooked rice to the water.

 

• Assemble your feeder with the water and rice mixture inside.

 

• Shake vigorously.

 

The uncooked rice will reach and clean those hard to reach corners of your feeder.

 

We hope you find this information helpful. For more information on bird feeder please feel free to visit our Learning Center. If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).


Susan
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 



  Don't waste your money!! 
Reviewer:

When I recieved this it was broken and I had to hot glue it back together. It does absolutely nothing for keeping insects out. The bees are in the process of chasing my Orioles away. The feeder is full of bees, ants and flies. SAVE YOUR MONEY!

Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

MAY 21, 2012

Dear Teri,

 

Thank you for contacting us! We are sorry to learn about your experience. From your description it sounds like there is an issue with the assembly of this Perky-Pet® Deluxe Oriole Feeder (model 252). You should not have had to super glue the feeder, we apologize it arrived to you in this condition.

 

The damage of your feeder appears to be causing an adverse effect to the bee guards. The bee guards are perch-activated. It requires the weight of the bird on the perches to open the ports, keeping bees out. Bees along with flies and ants could be attracted to any nectar drippings on or around your feeder. When possible be sure to wipe away these drippings. You may also consider using the Perky Pet® Ant Guard® (model 242) to help keep ants at bay.

 

We hope you find this information helpful! Aside from these tips we want you to be happy with your feeder. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) we will be happy to work with you to make this right!


Liz
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 




 

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