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Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder

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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Customer Reviews

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Perky-Pet® Patented Upside Down® Thistle Feeder is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of money! The birds won't touch it! Stick with the old school yellow nylon fabric sleeves-I can't keep these full, the yellow finches love them.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfull finch feeder After I put this feeder up I had finches fighting for one of the six feeder holes. I've never seen so many Golden finches and other colored finches. It is so cute to see them feed upside down. I'm going to order another one because I have so many finches. This is a great feeder.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review, Goldfinch magnet Gold finches love it and they are fun to watch. I have two feeders and probably will get another shortly.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review "Upside Down" feeders are used by gold finches. Other finches do not use the feeder because they don't like to hang upside down. This saves on that expensive Niger seed. Standard finch feeders will attract all finches, and that can get expensive (feed). Our other finches will use standard seed feeders, though they would love to get to the Niger seed :-)
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review, Great price This thistle feeder is offered at a remarkably fine price. It went together and filled easily and hangs now awaiting a flock of gold finches. It is such fun to watch them turn from the bright gold of their summer plumage to the tans of winter then back again come spring. The upside down feeding is also a marvel; and it is necessary where house finches also feed. Their boisterous numbers will commandeer any thistle feeder that allows them to feed normally. Upside down feeding is not one of their talents, which clears the way for the goldfinches. (House finches do perfectly well at the regular bird feeder.)
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review Feeder is a great feeder. Well worth the price. Works better than more expensive choices. I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2013-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review, Finches love it The goldfinches love it. We tried other metal feeders but the goldfinches aren't as attracted to it or ready to feed from it. The yellow cap helps a lot. I tried painting the other feeders but it still didn't work. The only other bird that can eat upside down from this feeder is the chickadee. None of the other birds can fit on the short posts. Sometimes the bottom will fall out if not careful, put a zip tie around it and haven't had any more issues.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review, Perfect 10/10 I sold these for years. I also keep one in my back yard all the time. Recently I could not get them so I checked out amazon and there these were. These seem to be fairly priced so I went for it. Finch Birds prefer these feeders over any other finch feeders because finch like to eat upside down. Plus other birds don't like this feeder.
Date published: 2013-09-11
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3 lb seed capacity