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Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder

model #: 399

Best Used For:
Feeding wild birds. Goldfinches can feed upside down though other birds cannot, so this feeder is ideal for them. Holds thistle seed or finch mix. read full product details »  

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Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Goldfinch Feeder


American Goldfinch

Specifically attract Goldfinches into your yard--while keeping other birds at bay--with this patented Perky-Pet® Upside Down Goldfinch Feeder. Also known as the wild canary, the American Goldfinch is easily recognized by its bright yellow color, shiny black crown, and black-and-white wings and tail. Both handsome and distinguished, it's easy to see why this beloved little bird is proudly claimed as the state bird in three states.


VIP Dining for Goldfinches

Darling and acrobatic, Goldfinches have no problem feeding while perched upside down. This long, tube-shaped feeder caters to that unique ability, and Goldfinches specifically, by providing six patented Upside Down feeding stations with perches positioned above--versus below--each feeding port. Because other species aren't able to feed upside down, this feeder keeps less desirable house finches and larger birds away. With a feeding station all their own, Goldfinches can leisurely dine without being bothered by other birds.


Durable Construction

This Upside Down Goldfinch feeder features a squirrel-resistant cap and perches made of durable plastic. The cap offers weather-resistant reliability--standing up to snow, sun, rain, and other outdoor elements, while its 18-inch feeder tube empties completely of seed, leaving behind no messy residue. This Upside Down Goldfinch feeder can hold up to 2 pounds of thistle seed or finch mix. When it's time to refill, simply slide the cap up along the hanging bail to access the feeder tube.


Suggested Placement

After filling this Upside Down Goldfinch feeder with thistle seed or finch mix, use the hanging bail to hang the feeder near a back deck, porch, patio, or a window overlooking a garden or landscaped area in your yard. Choose a location that not only provides a great view, but that is also Goldfinch friendly. Like most birds, Goldfinches prefer an open space, so they can easily move from one feeding port to the next. They also like to be in a location that gets both sun and partial shade during the day. An ideal location will be between 5 and 8 feet off the ground and within 15 feet of nearby coverage, like bushes and shrubs, so Goldfinches feel safe and protected from predators.


Cleaning the Feeder

The clear, plastic seed compartment makes it easy to monitor seed levels at a glance. Be sure to keep this Upside Down Goldfinch feeder clean and filled with fresh seed to ensure happy little birds and many return visits. Perky-Pet recommends checking this bird feeder once a week for insects or mold and cleaning it every few weeks with a mild soap and water solution.


Placing the Feeder Cleaning the Feeder Keeping Feeder Squirrel-Free


Perky-Pet® is the leading supplier of Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® Wild Bird Feeder models lure the bird in pursuit of seed—providing you with hours of joy as random wild birds flock to feed at your house.

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Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from perches I love this feeder and have used it for years BUT...the squirrels are eating the perches! Wish they were made of sturdier stuff.   RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET NOVEMBER 29, 2010 The Birdscapes® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder (model #399) is designed to attract and feed goldfinches. Unfortunately as you have witnessed, unwanted squirrels are also attracted to the seed in your feeder. We find one of the best ways to prevent this is by adding a squirrel baffler. The Perky Pet® Transparent Squirrel Baffler (model #: 340) can be hung or pole mounted, blocking squirrels from gaining access to your feeder.   We are sorry to hear of your experience. Please keep in mind your feeder is covered by a one year warranty. Beyond that, parts such as The Perky-Pet® Perch (model #: 185620) are available for purchase.   We hope you have found this information to be helpful. Please provide your telephone number so we can discuss this issue at your convenience or feel free to contact us at the following:   Phone: 1-800-800-1819, opt 1 Email: consumercare@woodstream.com LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation  
Date published: 2010-11-27
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