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

model #: 5110PP

  • Metal-covered feeder ports 
  • Slide-locking lid 
  • Perches collapse when squirrels climb on them 
  • Holds up to 3.5 lb 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

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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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Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Breakaway Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder is rated 4.0976 out of 5 by 41.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They found a way.... These have worked pretty well for the most part, but since we had a big snow and the squirrels were extra hungry, a couple of them did find a way to wrap themselves around the body of the feeder and get at the seeds without tripping the closers. Great quality product and works well for the birds - they love it I have pout some seed out for the squirrels in a separate area so the will have their own, and this has kept them better satiated. Now, how do I get rid of the pine siskins, who come in big flocks and run the other birds away?
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good purchase! I purchased this item according to the descriptive information given.True to form. Only recommendation is to include more descriptive directions for use. Great customer service unit. Most helpful! Would highly recommend this to others for usefullness as well as good pricing. Thank you.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Perky pet Fortress ? squirrel proof feeder? I bought this last month the top will not stay on and the squirrels know how to get it off you should see them diving into it all the way to the bottom finally taped it shut so far fooled them for how Long?
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Design I've had these for a couple of weeks and have yet figured out how to keep the lid on when they're filled and ready to hang. With the plastic exposed, the squirrels will have a field day! Will likely return
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent feeder We love this feeder, and the birds do, too. The squirrels are truly unhappy as they have not been able to even get onto the feeder. We had 5 squirrels who had gobbled all the seed in our previous feeder, but no more. And the birds love that we can put different seed types in the 2 holes provided. We have been attracting so many birds. They love it!
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with my big trees Just bought these and am ordering more. We have a lot of large trees and lots of birds, also cats; so I feed the birds 8-10 feet off the ground and use a pole w/hook to hand filled feeders. These hooks are perfect for the large feeders I use. (Mostly the no-no feeders, we have high winds and I really like the secure tops- no more hunting for feeder tops after a storn
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from easy to fill It's a decent design but make sure it doesn't fall to the ground. Mine did during the 1st week of use and it broke on one of the inside supports. It's being held by tape now.
Date published: 2015-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good! I bought this a month few weeks back . and very happy with it so far. I had heavy squirrels problems they would knock all the bird food the minute I fill it. After this product I never seen squirrels in my backyard as if they are staying away from danger!. Thanks for giving nice product.
Date published: 2015-09-27
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