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Amazon Review, Multiple uses makes it a great product November 25, 2012
Reviewer: Henry G. Laramie Jr.
When you get a product that states it's usage and then actually delivers on its statement, it's a no brainer.
Amazon Review May 13, 2012
I didn't want to pay a lot of money just to feed the birds, but I am satisfied by this item. The foot stands for the birds seem a bit flimsy but I doubt they mind much. Easy to hang and easy to refill. 5 Stars.
Review Posted on Amazon.com June 05, 2011
For the money, this is a great bird feeder. It has a sleek look and it has plenty of spots for birds to perch. It sways quite a bit in the wind and the birds are able to knock seed out of it, but otherwise, we are still pleased with the purchase.
Review Posted on Amazon.com June 03, 2011
I just got it today and immediately hung it up. I love how you can adjust the perches to whatever size. It holds quite a bit of seed and even though its plastic i feel like its pretty sturdy. The only thing I didn't like is that tap of the bird feeder just slides up and down. Its not really secure. But its been working out so far today. The sparrows and finches LOVE it!! It drops very little seed and the fact that the birds just took to it so fast is amazing! Love it and I would definitely purchase this again.
Review Posted on Amazon.com May 07, 2011
Reviewer: Kevin P.
This feeder for some reason seems to attract more birds than my other 2 feeders hanging at the same location. Great price too!! Easy to fill.
Amazon Review January 19, 2011
Reviewer: Dana Kennedy "Dana"
I like these feeders because they look good for platic feeders, the birds like them, they're easy to clean with a hose sprayer and they're plenty durable for the price. After 18 months or so when they start to look too worn you can throw them out without guilt that you didn't get your moneys worth. They do hold up to being chewed on by the squirrels but if they fall any distance, pieces will break and fall off. They work fine (if not better) without the port covers but the perches will become too loose after a couple of re-attachments.
Amazon Review, Just what she wanted January 09, 2009
Reviewer: Doc "Gift giver"
Gift selected by my daughter. She seemed delighted. Quick delivery after order. Arrived in good condition.
Amazon Review, LOVE IT! September 05, 2006
I have nothing bad to say about this product. I have been using it for several weeks now and it is definitely my favorite. The birds love it, too! ;)
The perches are adjustable from underneath the base. Supposedly this allows you to choose which size birds you would like to accomodate. I open it all the way, and the regulars (finches, sparrows, titmice, chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers) have no problem using it. Larger birds may be able to use it, with some difficulty. I have seen the blue jay use it, and it was quite comical. He perched, squatted and maneuvered his body sideways to get the seed. The mechanism underneath sometimes gets stuck, but it always responds with some tooling around.
-NO WASTE!!! The lowest perches are on the very bottom of the feeder, which means the birds themselves are cleaning it out. There is none of that moldy old seed left in the bottom. You could easily get away with cleaning this once every few weeks.
-Extremely reasonable price.
-Pleasant green color, sturdy plastic, easy to clean.
-Select A Seed feature allows for nijer.
Filling it is easy but I "close" the ports first (move to nijer, with the tiny opening), fill it with hulled sunflower and safflower, then "open" the ports once again. There is some spillage, of maybe 15 seeds, which I save for the next filling. If you don't close the ports first, seed easily spills out while filling.
There are no cons for this product. But I will say that it is definitely NOT squirrel-proof, so if you have a problem with the voracious squirrels (and most people do), this is not a good choice for you.
Amazon Review, Nice feeder December 02, 2008
Reviewer: Victoria Y. Guilfoil
I think the perches need to be extended completely for the little birds to be most comfortable, but other than that, it is working well. I especially like how the perches are staggered, so more than one bird can feed simultaneously.
Amazon Review October 19, 2007
I bought 2 of these to go on the sides of an arbor; one is filled with thistle and the other with sunflower seeds. The thistle one works perfectly. The sunflower seed's perches are constantly being closed by squirrels. I have tried to hold the perches open, but so far have not found the correct solution (my next try will be duct tape). Chickadees don't seem to mind the closed feeder and are able to perch without them.
Still, the feeders are inexpensive, look nice, and are easy to fill. If there was a locking mechanism on the perch I would have given this 5 stars.
Difficult to clean July 09, 2013
I thought this was a good deal for the price, but the squirrels were able to pull off the seed bands and pull them off to get at the seed. And you cannot leave them out in the rain because the seed gets moldy and it is very, very difficult to clean out. SAVE YOU MONEY AND SPEND A LITTLE MORE TO GET METAL AND EASY CLEAN FEEDERS.
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
JULY 12, 2013
The best method for preventing this is to take steps to eliminate their access to the feeder. Squirrels can jump up to 8 feet horizontally, so you want to try hanging or pole mounting your feeder at least 10 feet away from the nearest tree, fence or launching point. Squirrels are also able to jump 4 feet vertically so you will want to make sure your feeder is 5-8 feet off of the ground. Adding a squirrel baffle is also an effective deterrent. Baffles can prevent the squirrels from stretching down from a tree branch and stealing food. A different method is to add safflower seeds to your birdseed mix, as squirrels do not like the taste of the safflower seeds.
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