Our Perky-Pet® Adjustable Platform Feeder features a strong wire grate and metal base. The dome above the grate bounces and wobbles throwing squirrels off balance! No squirrels means more seed for the birds.
The removable pole and grate allow for easy cleaning and the height adjustable dome accommodates birds of all sizes. Feeder holds .5 lb of seed.
Remember to clean your squirrel proof birdfeeders at least twice a week 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.
Strong wire grate and metal base prevents access to squirrels
Dome bounces and wobbles throwing squirrels off balance
Removable pole and grate for easy cleaning
Height adjustable dome accommodates all bird sizes
What's in the Box:
1 platform bird feeder
.5 lb seed capacity
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If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
Wild birds are so common to us that we often glance at them without a second thought. When we really look at them, observe them and enjoy their special qualities, we can truly appreciate some of nature's amazing creatures.
Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean. more»
Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Protecting Birds FAQs
Q: What can I do about the cat that keeps visiting my feeder?
A: If it is your neighbor's precious Fluffy, you may want to suggest that they tie a bell around the cat's neck to alert the birds when the cat is near. more»
Q: How do I discourage squirrels and raccoons?
A: Here are a few simple and effective suggestions for keeping the squirrels and raccoons off your feeder. more»
Bird Seed FAQs
Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed. It is best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. more»
Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?
A: You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way more»
Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?
A: The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders as suggested in Tips for a clean feeding station. more»
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
Remove all old seed.
Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
Perky-Pet® Adjustable Platform Feeder is rated
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Rated 5 out of
This is a good choice-take it from a bird watcherPerky Pet Adjustable Platform bird feeder attracted birds immediately! I find the photo on the cover of this product to be so darn cute and fitting mainly because smaller birds seem to feel safer in this feeder, perhaps it's the dome.
I would have given this Perky-Pet bird feeder 5 stars if the dome was made of glass instead of plastic due to the hot sun in the summer months here in Florida and the weather changes in general can do a number on plastic when subjected to outdoor weather. Almost all of the remaining parts of the feeder are made of metal. I suppose if buying the dome at a later time is an option that would resolve any problems or wear and tear.
The feeder holds a 1/2 pound of food. I use sunflower seeds mostly because I love when the seeds fall out of the feeders it leaves me with beautifulI sunflowers surrounding all of my feeders.
When putting the feeder together, which is pretty easy I questioned how are the birds going to get the food through the metal grate, duh that's what beaks are for, it turned out even the smallest of birds don't seem to have a problem. However if a squirrel were to get up there he would first have to try to balance himself and then try to pull the seed through the grate which seems it would be to much work and maybe not possible, yep the odds are against the little fury fellows.
As far assembly it's pretty easy, the only thing that wasn't clear on the directions was you have to remove the locking nut from the hanging rod before assembling the feeder. Everything locks in place pretty tight, I had to use my husbands help to tighten everything up.
So far I haven't had any problems with squirrels however there are other feeders that squirrels have access to.
I really like my new dome feeder and believe my little feathered friends are pretty happy as well
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of
I got a bird feeding from it! Also great entertainment for your indoor pet cats.This bird feeder is easy to put together and has been holding up well in bad weather. It's winter in my neck of the woods and we've had at least one snow storm and fairly strong winds. The winds have made the dome wobble and bounce quite a bit, but it has not broken or torn off, which was my fear. I did get my first bird feeding from it recently (see my YouTube video), and this was very exciting to me! It took a few weeks before the birds even noticed it. I've not seen any squirrels near or in the feeder, but that may be because I hung it from my porch roof which generally squirrels don't get near. Besides the dome being a squirrel deterrent, it's also nice to give birds some protection from rain or snow and it may keep the bird seed from getting wet and moldy.
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 5 out of
Truly Squirrel ProofThis is one of the best feeders for the large amount of seed it holds as well as keeping the seed dry and protected. I've been looking for a squirrel-proof bird feeder for a while. Many claim to be but they just aren't smarter than the squirrels in my yard! So far the squirrels have not been able to get to the seed. This is a very attractive feeder that truly frustrates the squirrels! Mine is hanging from a limb so if the squirrel climbs down the chain they fall off when they get on the dome because there is nothing to hold on to. The feeder's perch area is large enough for many birds at once. The best feeder I've had to date. Highly recommend! And entertaining watching the tenacious squirrels trying to get to the bird seed.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of
Sturdy, Good Looking, and So far no squirrels...We love this bird feeder. The top plastic part is purposely loose, so that the squirrels can't sit on top (it wobbles to keep them off). The bottom black part has a metal grid the seeds rest under, so it's double squirrel proof! This is perfect for us because we have some VERY persistent squirrels, and so far they haven't figured it out! (and they have been pretty creative in the past!)
The instructions to put it together aren't totally clear, but with some intuition and looking at the picture, it's not very hard. The feeder is sturdy, lightweight, and so far is doing it's job! We love it!
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of
Unique bird feeder to accommodate birds of all sizes!I'm not a bird feeder expert by any means, but I think this is a unique bird feeder, as far as design is concerned. It comes unassembled, but with the provided instructions it's fairly easy to put it together. The base, grate and pole are all metal and the dome is made of what appears to be heavy-duty plastic or plexiglass. The dome is adjustable; you just loosen the screw and then you can lower it or "up" it to your desires and tighten the screw again. The adjustable dome is meant to accommodate birds of all sizes. The dome also bounces and wobbles, which is meant to scare away squirrels.
The description says the base holds 3.5 lbs. of seed, but the included assembly instructions indicate the base only holds 1/2 lb. of seed. It doesn't look like the base can hold 3.5 lbs. of seed and the grate wouldn't fit over that amount either. Anyway, it's easy to fill the feeder as the grate doesn't lock in place; you just lift it up and pour seed in the base.
I've had my Perky-Pet bird feeder hanging up for a few days now, but I've yet to see any birds come and feed. I filled it with Audubon Park cardinal blend wild bird food. It's winter here and right now brutally cold, but Cardinals will come in any weather. Still waiting for them to come.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of
I am very pleased, since there is so much bird traffic at this feeder!This feeder is well made and should last a long time. There are drain holes to allow rain go right through so your seed isn't all wet or moldy. The squirrels have located it, but so far they don't last in there too long... I need to hang this feeder far enough away from the deck that they can't jump in there so easily. I figure a pole that's at least 36 inches from a jumpable surface, and the birds won't have any trouble! It holds a goodly amount of seed, keeps it relatively dry, and is squirrel repellant; not a walk in the park to get much out of for squirrels, but not impossible! I expect this feeder to last a long time, easy to clean, easy to assemble.
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of
Squirrel-proof platform feederI'm very pleased with this feeder. It's hard to find a squirrel-thwarting PLATFORM feeder...especially for under $30! This one works very well,
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of
Very nice bird feederThe bird feeder is very nice. The plastic dome does seem to move too much and so I figured out a way to stabalize it so it did not frighten the birds. Overall I am very pleased.