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Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

model #: 5110PP
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  • Metal-covered feeder ports 
  • Slide-locking lid 
  • Perches collapse when squirrels climb on them 
  • Holds up to 3.5 lbs, of seed 
  • Durable plastic shell with rounded edges
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Perky-Pet® Fortress® Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

 

Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Breakaway Bird Feeder

This squirrel proof bird feeder will keep the squirrels from raiding the feeder while allowing the birds to eat to their hearts' and stomachs' content!

 

The Perky-Pet® Fortress® Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder features 4 feeding ports, a 3.5 lb. seed capacity and an easy-fill wide mouth top. The perches ‘break away’ under the weight of a squirrel and the seed ports shut simultaneously, as a result.
This hang-mounted model features a quick-release metal top. The clear plastic reservoir makes it easy to monitor seed levels. These innovations make this squirrel proof birdfeeder one of the most economical and convenient on the market!

 

Remember to clean your squirrel proof birdfeeder at least every two weeks with a mild bleach and water solution.

 

Placing the Feeder Cleaning the Feeder Keeping Feeder Squirrel-Free

 

 

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Fortress Breakaway Squirrel Proof Feeder

Birdfeeder.com's “Product Spotlight" is our effort to highlight some of the great feeders in the birdfeeders.com product catalog. In each “Spotlight” a birdfeeders.com staffer reviews a feeder's design features and functions and talks about its performance in the field. Happy bird feeding!

Anti-squirrel engineering

If you’re looking for a good feeder, then consider Perky-Pet’s Fortress Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder. It’s got all the features you want in anti-squirrel engineering. Try the Perky-Pet Fortress Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Now, you might laugh at the thought of “anti-squirrel engineering,” but you can tell a lot of thought went into this tough-looking feeder, and it’s all about keeping squirrels from stealing bird seed.

Its “tough” looks translate into some decent bulk. The Breakaway has some heft to it, for sure, but it’s bulky and thin at the same time. How so? Well, it’s designed to be top heavy --- and I mean that as a compliment. You see, it’s got a large lid and then it has a slight funnel shape going down to the bottom. This makes it easy to fill with seed, but, more importantly, the small base makes it easier to see birds that have landed on its two sets of perches. With the Breakaway, you always seem to have a good view of any bird.

The perches are attached to metal covers that close over the four feeder ports when a squirrel puts its weight on them. That’s where the Breakaway gets its name. If a squirrel tries to hold on to the perch, it “breaks” and the squirrel slides off the feeder. Once the squirrel falls, the spring-loaded perches snap back into place.

Beyond that, the Breakaway has some other great anti-squirrel features: Rounded edges so squirrels can’t chew through the feeder. Even the perches are rounded so they can’t hold on to them for long. The seed reservoir is made of a smooth, impossible to grip plastic. The lid and the feeder ports are metal, which also limits the any chew-through opportunities.A bird on the Perky-Pet Fortress Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder.

Some squirrels have mastered the art of peeling off the lids on bird feeders. That won’t happen with the Breakaway. Its cover has a push-button lock that pinches the feeder lid into place. It’s also got a metal hanging cord that squirrels won’t even think about chewing.

Placement is key

Now just because it’s labeled a squirrel-proof feeder, it doesn’t mean a little furball can’t ever get into it. As with any feeder, it’s all about placement. If you hang this too close to a railing, a squirrel can reach up and get inside without activating the “breakaway” feature. You’ll have the same problem if you hang the feeder too close to a nearby vertical surface.

But those are issues caused by improper use on a person’s part, not a specific problem with the Breakaway.

Overall, the Fortress Breakaway bird feeder from Perky-Pet has some great features. It offers a great view of the birds and its huge hopper holds plenty of seed, which makes things even easier for any bird-feeding enthusiast. Definitely an A+ feeder.

If you own the Perky-Pet Fortress Breakaway Squirrel Proof Feeder, we urge you to leave a review for it!

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  Amazon Review, Squirrel-proof bird feeder 
Reviewer:

I've had this for about a month and so far the squirrels are defeated. The feeder is an attractive shape and easy to fill, with a latching lid. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to prevent squirrels from eating the bird seed.

  Sturdy - No Problems 
Reviewer:

This birdfeeder is sturdy, simple to use and requires little to no cleaning. Squirrels can't feed from it, but its very entertaining to watch them try.

  Amazon Review, It works 
Reviewer:

The squirrels hate it, but the birds love it! Best place is in the trees where the squirrels can only watch!

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

This is a very well made product and the design is truly squirrel-proof. My birds love this feeder and fly to it before any other feeder. I like the way it does not spin, I can view the birds better, and they perch longer. The feeder was larger than I thought from the picture, but that is a good thing. I was hoping this feeder would also deter the chipmunks, but they can still find a way to hang on the perch and they are too light weight to trigger the closer. The feeder arrived within a few days and I was so impressed. I had searched for several days before deciding on a squirrel-proof feeder, concerned that my purchase would be lost money, but this feeder is exceptional!! Highly recommended. Thanks for creating such a good design.

  Love it 
Reviewer:

I received this one as a gift from my son in law. The squirrels have not got in it as of yet. I have had it 3 months.

  Review Posted on Amazon.com 
Reviewer:

This feeder is excellent. Best one I've ever had. It allows larger seeds and nuts into the feeding port and not get stuck, backing up the rest of the seeds as other feeders do. Seed stays dry even during the hardest rains. Birds love it. Squirrels hate it. Perfect.



  Amazon Review, Excellent feeder 
Reviewer:

This feeder is excellent. Best one I've ever had. It allows larger seeds and nuts into the feeding port and not get stuck, backing up the rest of the seeds as other feeders do. Seed stays dry even during the hardest rains. Birds love it. Squirrels hate it. Perfect.

  Amazon Review 
Reviewer:

I have been trying for years to find a "raccoon-proof" bird feeder. The only types can find are expensive, complicated and require being strung between two poles. I don't have room in my yard or time for that aggravation. So I just started looking for "squirrel-proof" feeders. I was looking for a feeder with a) no base for the raccoons to get a grip on (they have demolished two feeders this way); b) a good solid seal at the top; c) collapsible perches.
This feeder of course has a) and c) covered. The top is thick solid metal with a pressure button on one side (though the seal & mechanism could be better).
I have had it up about a week, and the raccoons have certainly tried to get at the seed, but so far have failed. One morning the top was askew--I think the little b@stards were able to grip & tug on the feeder from the bottom--and one of the metal perch "guards" had been knocked off. However, they had been unable to bring the feeder down from its pole, and very little birdseed had spilled. The material was undamaged and I was able to re-attach the perch guard. So far (one week), the raccoons seem to be foiled, while the birds feed easily & happily.
Pros: Excellent construction and design. If squirrels are all you have to worry about, I recommend this feeder without reservation. Hang it from a pole--not a tree branch--as high as you can.
Cons: 1. I particularly dislike that the container is made of plastic. It is thick, strong plastic but I would have greatly preferred a stronger material that will be less affected over time by the elements (acrylic comes to mind).
2. I REALLY REALLY wish that this item came in a larger size, to hold more seed and have more perches! I would totally buy at least one!

  Squirrel feeder 
Reviewer:

The squirrels fed on this until the ports broke off. One went missing I think the squirrels stole it



Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

FEBRUARY 10, 2012

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for reviewing the Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder (model 5110PP). We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty protecting your feeder from squirrels.

 

This can be a constant battle for many back yard birdfeeders like yourself. You may want to consider trying a more holistic approach to preventing squirrel damage. Try pole mounting or hanging your feeder, making sure it is at least 10ft from the closest launching point and at least 4-5 ft above the ground. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!


Liz
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 



  POS 
Reviewer:

this thing arrived in pieces and is a total waste of money


 
Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

JUNE 19, 2012

Dear Jeff, 

 

Thank you for your online review! The condition you received your Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder (model 5110PP) is not usual and considered unacceptable by our standards. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are pleased to see you were able to Live Chat with our Consumer Relations team in order to make this right. 

 

We appreciate the time you have taken to bring this to our attention. If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).


Liz
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 



  terrible feeder 
Reviewer:

I hung this feeder & in less than an hr. squirrels got one of the side plates off & actually there are teeth marks where it chewed , upset because this wasn't a $2 feeder. Those plates come off very easy, would not advise anyone to get

Perky-Pet Consumer Relations Team

  RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET

APRIL 17, 2012

Dear Joey,

 

Thank you for your online review for the Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder (model #: 5110PP).

 

The feedback has been forwarded to our Product Development Team for quality control purposes. We are sorry to learn about your experience with the birdfeeder and I am pleased to see that our Consumer Relations Team was able to offer you resolution in this matter.

 

Squirrels can be incredible resilient animals and can often be tricky to deter from a food source. For some tips to squirrel proof your feeder, please visit our Learning Center.

 

Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.


Jess
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet

 




 

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