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Super 100% metal feeder October 30, 2013
I really like this small feeder. It's 100% metal from top to bottom. Doesn't hold a lot of seed like other feeders do, so it's perfect to hand in a smaller area or off an apartment balcony. Easy to fill. I slid a couple skewers through the holes to act as perches and added a dome to protect it from the elements. WONT WORK FOR BIRD SEED or SAFFLOWER seeds as the holes are too big and there's no catch basin. But for Sunflower Seeds, it's perfect. I'm Very pleased with the quality of this feeder and you won't find any better at this price.
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
OCTOBER 31, 2013
What a great idea to add perches to this feeder using skewers! Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding our feeders, we always enjoy hearing how much our consumers and the birds are enjoying them!
Our Consumer Relations Team is available six days a week to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).!
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Amazon Review, Birds love it! July 31, 2013
Reviewer: A. Non "Reader"
Bought as a replacement for one the raccoons destroyed (let it fall onto concrete after pulling it onto the porch roof which caused the cap to break!).
Amazon Review, An absolute must for bird lovers!! July 24, 2013
Reviewer: Bob Smith
Attracts lots off woodpeckers, finches & titmice. Purchased 2 years ago and still going strong. I couldn't be happier & would order again.
Amazon Review July 23, 2013
Reviewer: Larr Wallingford "larrwolf"
The holes are relatively big for anything but nuts, but I read on here that someone used it as a suet feeder, and I went with that. I buy cheap woodpecker suet squares at Menards (89cents) slice them up and slide them in. Squirrels and chipmunks leave it alone, and it attracts all kinds of woodpeckers, nuthatches, and other birds. The suet lasts a good while and doesn't make the mess it made in the conventional square wire holder. Very very satisfied .
Amazon Review, Instantly satisfied October 06, 2012
Reviewer: James G. Wilson
I hung this feeder up in the backyard this morning and by this evening a Downy Woodpecker (which I rarely see) came to visit and stayed for about 5 minutes. It is filled with unshelled peanuts and he seemed to enjoy them.
For such an inexpensive feeder it feels very durable. It looks like it would be hard for squirrels to steal from as well but they haven't found it yet so we'll see how they deal with it later.
I am instantly satisfied with this feeder and can't wait to see what new birds it attracts.
Edit: Two weeks after getting it, this feeder has attracted many woodpeckers, titmice, chickadees, and for the first time today a nuthatch. Also, I have only had to partially fill it once since filling it the first time. Not only does it get birds to stay for a while when they visit, but the food lasts a long time.
Amazon Review, Squirrel Proof and Finch Friendly October 01, 2012
Reviewer: mary s
This is the only reasonably priced bird feeder I have found that the squirrels can't destroy. I live in a rural wooded area and have lots of hungry squirrels. They can destroy a plastic feeder in minutes. This feeder holds sunflower seeds, and they hang on it all the time, but they can only get one seed at a time through the sides of the feeder, so they can't pull that "dump all the seed out at once and eat it off the ground" trick with this feeder! And although they have managed to chip away at the cap, they can't damage it enough to access the seed from the top of the feeder. I have had this feeder for years (actually, I have 4 of them) and just bought this new one for a friend's birthday. While shopping for it, I discovered that there are many feeders of this general type for sale, but at very high prices! You can't beat this one for price and practicality. A bonus is that the feeder attracts bunches of beautiful yellow finches also! Every finch feeder I've ever had has been destroyed by squirrels...but the finches seem to enjoy sunflower seeds every bit as as much as they like finch food! I highly recommend this feeder.
Rugged feeder May 20, 2012
Reviewer: Bird lover
I bought 4 of these years ago for our summer cottage. The birds absolutely love them. I have never filled with peanuts just black seed sunflower. A few years ago we came back to discover our shepherds hook bent over in half and our feeders missing. We found the feeders undamaged. Our neighbors shared pictures of the perpetrators, a mama black bear and her cub. I love these feeders for the rugged construction! We now take our feeders in at night and when we head home because "a fed bear is a dead bear." One side note they are not squirrel proof, but I don't mind the squirrels!
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
MAY 21, 2012
We are so excited that your feeders survived a bear invasion! Thank you for sharing the advice of taking down your feeders nightly to avoid bears from accessing them. Your feedback is appreciated.
If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Consumer Relations Representative
Review Posted on Amazon.com June 01, 2011
Reviewer: Heather G.
One reviewer said the body of this feeder was plastic, but it really is metal, as described. Yes, the holes are too small for the peanuts to easily fit through, but think about it--add the size needed to accomodate the bird's beak around the peanut, and you'd have holes so big, all the nuts would fall out of the feeder. Our birds peck at the nuts to break them up, then pull out the bits. We've had lots of Downy's so far, plus nuthatches, and we were surprised to see Red-winged Blackbirds using it! It's a nice, solid feeder that should last for many years.
Review Posted on Amazon.com April 15, 2011
This feeder is a WINNER. The birds and woodpeckers love it. The feeder holds a lot of peanuts so you're not refilling constantly and though I have had mine a number of years you would never know it by looking at it. Five Stars all the way.
Review Posted on Amazon.com January 11, 2011
All metal. Great design. Not much to be said, except for the fact I can tell I will have this for many, many years... it's also the heaviest construction feeder I now own, and I am very picky about which I buy since it's so windy here (surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved farmland).
Review Posted on Amazon.com November 11, 2010
This feeder works great for bird suet!!!! I make my own and then put it in these feeders and it's perfect. The squirrels can't get it open and spend hours licking it - and my racoon visitor that comes by every night can't open it!!! THEY ARE GREAT and I bought 4 of them with 2 additional ones and have to stop myself from buying more - just afraid I won't find them later if the ones I have ever wear out. All the birds love it for suet too - cardinals, titmice, sparrows, wrens, nuthatches, chickadees and especially every type of woodpecker you can imagine! Definitely recommend it - at least for suet!!!
Review Posted on Amazon.com January 28, 2010
We purchased this "strong" feeder a couple of years ago. We have it on a hook near the front windows. Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring... it is always covered with birds.
Woodpeckers (several different breeds) visit it often. They are shy birds. We never tire seeing them from the comfort of our living room.
Squirrels occasionally eat from it also... but they have never been able to bite through the metal or pull the cover off.
There are two versions of this feeders. Both feeders look identical here on Amazon. But, one has holes a bit smaller than the other.
It's easy to order the wrong one.
Just make sure you read the description carefully to make sure you get the one you want.
Review Posted on Amazon.com January 07, 2010
I bought 3 of these feeders at least 2.5 years ago because (a) where I live/have my feeders they are subjected to a lot of wind and potential visits from coons & squirrels and I needed something that would hold up to that abuse, and (b) they were on sale & much less expensive than other nut/sunflower seed feeders I've seen and (c) I knew I'd need multiples because I have a lot of wild birds on my place - both permananent residents and migrants.
It only took a day, maybe two for the hairy & downy woodpeckers to find the feeders. I fill them with a mixed nut blend I get from a local feed store and all of my clinging type nut-eating birds love it! Even the bigger red belly woodpecker just wraps herself around the feeder & goes to town.
I just used a simple bread tie to keep squirrels/coons from being able to lift the lid up and dump the nuts out. (personal experience) I also hang them with a standard bird feeder chain that I double wrap around the built in metal hanger, and then double around the tree branch or bird feeder pole to keep the coons/squirrels from being able to cart the feeder away. (friend's experience)
This feeder is super easy to fill - the nuts actually stay in the feeder as you fill it compared to others that may look cuter, but the dang nuts fall thru the wider wire spaces.
Only negative is the nuts on the bottom can get wet & start to mold, but a couple pokes with a stick, chopstick, port feeder brush, etc. and they come loose and you can throw the yucky nuts away.
To clean I just use a standard little scrub brush and some dish soap, maybe some diluted bleach if hot & wet conditions and you are done in minutes. Many other feeders I've tried are a pain to clean; anything that saves my time is two thumbs up!