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Amazon Review January 17, 2015
This is a great feeder for black oil sunflower seeds. I have a very diverse number of birds feeding happily on it every day. Very well built and easy to fill.
Amazon Review January 03, 2015
Reviewer: George Cleveland
Very nice. Like the way it collapses. Hopefully the wire mesh will prove beyond our squirrel gang's destructive efforts.
Amazon Review December 01, 2014
Always impressed with no/no bird feeders!
Amazon Review November 18, 2014
Reviewer: Donna B. Haselden
Best bird feeder using black oil sunflower seeds ever. It holds a lot and feeds many birds at a time.
Amazon Review November 04, 2014
Reviewer: Sandra Wilcox
We love it & so do the birds. They now only want to eat the sunflower seeds from it. All the birds love it.
We are happy we bought it. There is little to no waste.
Amazon Review July 14, 2014
Reviewer: J. Metzger
This is the favorite feeder of all the birds in my back yard.
Fantastic feeder! - Amazon Review September 18, 2012
Reviewer: Gaya Kingdom
I've tried many different types of feeders for my backyard bird-watching(living in the San Francisco Bay Area). None has worked better than this one. It almost immediately started attracting many different types of local birds I did not see before with other feeders, including my favorite blue birds. Birds apparently love to sit on its ringed perches. The entire structure is sturdy and steady. The metal quality has a good feel to it. I have two other types of feeders and use the same type of feeds. It is obvious that birds clearly prefer this feeder; some small birds often reluctantly go to other feeders when this one is occupied by bigger ones but quickly move onto this one once the bullies leave. Its shape, color also blends well into my backyard when I hang it on the tree. I use sunflower and safflower seeds mixed with some nuggets so that the screen size is appropriate for me. Like other reviewers pointed out, however, it loses some seeds whenever birds eat from it; it also cannot hold very small seeds unless perhaps mixed with big seeds. Seeds dropped on the ground however attract a different type of birds that love to eat from the ground in my backyard; therefore, I have no complaint.
Hour Glass Feeder - Amazon Review August 31, 2012
This feeder is exactly as advertised. The birds don't waste as many sunflower seeds with this feeder as they do with my other feeders where they can just flick a bunch of seeds out on the ground.
bird feeder - Amazon Review January 12, 2012
This is a very good birdfeeder. It is a little larger than I envisioned but the variety of birds that are enjoying the black oil seed is impressive. Not only are there chickadees, nut hatches, and titmice but the ground feeders such as cardinals and juncos are lighting on it. The feeder is about as squirrel proof as can be expected. The little rascals still jump up the shepherd's crook and clasp on to the metal mesh. The good thing is that they can only eat it one seed at a time and cannot "break into" or knock down this feeder.
Favorite feeder December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Holly M Strutt
This is my favorite bird feeder, hands down. I have tried many, and this one holds a lot of seed, is fairly sturdy, and looks nice. It is definitely NOT squirrel proof - but I don't think the manufacturer claims that it is. Squirrels regularly hang from this feeder and help themselves, but I don't think there is a feeder available that is truly squirrel proof that also has the simple attractive design aesthetic of this one. It's a trade-off. It does stand up pretty well to bear thievery - usually after a bear has stolen the feeder (a few times a year), I find it in the yard, wire mesh dented but otherwise intact. They stopped carrying the bronze color at my local store, so I've turned to Amazon.
Amazon Review April 12, 2014
Reviewer: Lisa Arndt
My birds love it! It can hold a substantial amount of black oil sunflower seeds, so I'm not having to refill it every day. Several birds can feed from it at once. Cleans off very easily too. Would definitely recommend again. I even bought the smaller one for my parents as a gift.
Almost Perfect Feeder - Amazon Review August 20, 2012
Reviewer: Lady Lynn
This feeder is perfect for smaller birds which is what I intended it for since I have a platform feeder for my Cardinals. It has attracted a yellow finch and some other small birds like titmice and some birds I have yet to identify. You do have to fill it all the way up for both perches to get used and that takes a lot of feed. You can only use sunflower seeds because the smaller seed will fall out of the mesh. I haven't had any squirrels get in it but I have a baffle under it. If you want to attract Cardinals or larger birds this is not the feeder for you. The cardinals are to big for the distance between the perch and the food. They try but ultimately fall off and use the platform feeder. All in all this is a sturdy feeder and looks like it will last several years.
Hour-Glass Feeder works well with large seeds - Amazon Review August 17, 2012
Bought this feeder to replace a tube feeder for mixed seeds (tube feeder was damaged beyond repair by squirrels)and found that it is not suitable for small seeds, such as millet, which quickly fall through the wire mesh. However, it works well with black sunflower seeds. Also, it cannot be damaged by squirrels although one always manages to get seeds from it. Like many feeders designed to hold seeds, the No No does not have a seed catcher on the bottom and its top cover does not have a large enough overhang to prevent the seeds from becoming wet from drizzle and fog condensate that drips from overhead tree branches.
Small Bird Heaven - Amazon Review June 15, 2012
At first I wasn't too impressed with this feeder - it was heavy and when I filled it with black sunflower seeds, they kept falling out. It certainly takes a lot of seeds but the good thing is you don't have to keep refilling it. It has been there over a week and I still have the bottom half filled. I think it's because the doves can't get to it very easily. I hung this from a metal hanger and put a large 16 inch plastic "saucer" (the kind you put under flower pots) drilled with small holes to allow rain water to drain, about 20 inches under the bottom of the feeder. It works great as the seeds that fall from the birdfeeder are caught in the saucer for the doves and other birds to feed on plus it's cheap compared to the ones you buy specifically for this purpose. This feeder has perches that are perfect for smaller birds. Doves find it very difficult to perch on it and although they keep trying, most give up and prefer to go to the No No Red Cardinal bird feeder which I also have. I have seen several families of red cardinals, tons of finches, including purple finches, grosbeaks and warblers. There are two levels for the birds to perch on but they can also cling to the wiring of the feeder (even upside down) and eat. There are usually as many as 8 birds on it but I have counted up to 12 with the doves perching on top of the hanger and a few birds in the "saucer" below. I only wish they had made this feeder with a top that has a wider circumference to shelter it from the elements. Another plus it that it is easy to fill and clean and is durable as its all made of metal. Great product on the whole! Would have given it 5 stars if the top were wider and the wire mesh a bit narrower.
A lot better than the other kind - Amazon Review February 12, 2012
Reviewer: Less Known "Rancher"
(The other kind of wire mesh feeder has a top held on with a decorative nut/ring arrangement -- the nut holds the top on, and the ring attaches the feeder to whatever it's hung from. The first thing raccoons learn as children is how to spin the feeder so that the nut unscrews, the feeder drops to the ground, the top flies off, and the raccoon family eats.)
These hourglass feeders use a different design. The top is held on with latches so they're raccoon-proof (at least until the raccoons learn how to deal with the latches). They hold about 25% more seed, and the birds seem to like them. About the only disadvantage to this design is that you have to hold them up with one hand while you fill them.
disappointed July 09, 2013
I have not used this feeder a whole lot. An FYI to new buyers; the bottom plate is held together with thin wire, mine has worn apart and split open on the bottom. I will have to find wire and try to mend it in able to use it again. I thought it would hold up much better than it has.
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
JULY 12, 2013
Thank you for your online review. We are sorry to hear that the wire has worn on this feeder. Your comments are appreciated and have been shared with our Product Managers for review.
Above all, we want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please keep in mind that this feeder is covered under a one year warranty. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
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