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We love this finch feeder! Our finches love it too. We'd hung a finch sock next to a regular birdfeeder and sparrows decided to poke holes in the sock and drain out the finches' seed! This allowed us to continue to feed the finches without that problem and without animals gnawing on it and ruining it. It's PERFECT. We thought about getting the bigger capacity, but with the rain and humidity this year, decided this size was good enough in case some seed molded & the whole thing had to be cleaned out.
This one works January 28, 2012
I received this feeder on Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon the goldfinches were back and enjoying the thistle seed. There are even a few house finches that have figured it out. Now it is the squirrel's turn--the feeder is hanging from a branch on about a foot of chain. It seems to be just the right amount of length, as the squirrel can't quite reach it without leaving the branch and with nothing to hold on to, can't get to the seed. After about 20 minutes, he gave up leaving the seed for the birds!!!
Review Posted on Amazon.com January 21, 2010
I love this feeder, and so do the goldfinches. I've seen as many as 10 finches on it at one time. The feed lasts longer too, as it doesn't spill out as easily as other feeders. I highly recommend this feeder.
Review Posted on Amazon.com February 14, 2009
I bought 2 of these to replace the sock feeders I have.
It took a day for the goldfinches to realize what it was.
I did shake the feeders a little so that some of the seed would stick out and placed them next to the sock feeders. After 24 hours the finches started to use it. It will hold about 20 finches at a time ( I have the large size) and they look beautiful next to the black metal.
It isn't difficult to see how much food is left if you look straight through the sides. You can also tell by the position of the birds on the tube.
Review Posted on Amazon.com January 10, 2009
This was our first bird feeder and the best one that we've purchased thus far...we now have two of these finch feeders...the finches hang around non-stop...we've lured some Pine siskins and sparrows as well...the squirrels seem to ignore this one - they thankfully are not too interested in the nyjer seed...I would completely recommend this bird feeder...it is good looking, simple and priced well...
Amazon Review, Good Finch Feeder December 26, 2012
Since the local raccoons raid my bird feeders, and have torn several Finch socks to shreads, I decided to try this metal-mesh feeder. So far, so good. The finches ignored it until the last of the socks was empty, but they have now decided it's a place to dine.
My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is I find that the holes are a bit large (and probably have to be, since it metal-mesh) but the seed tends to fall thru the holes, and let's face it - Finch seed is expensive, so why waste it.
Definately a good solution to the problem of having Raccoons destroying the Sock feeders. I plan to buy a couple more
Amazon Review February 18, 2009
Reviewer: Nathaniel Firethorn
This is, for the price, the best thistle seed feeder on the market. A few improvements could make it really great:
* A different color.
* Provision for a seed tray. (I took the one off my old Droll Yankees feeder and attached it to the bottom.)
* Some sort of a latch to hold the lid on, for raccoon-proofing. (I'm using a little piece of bent coat hanger.)
* A rain shield of some sort to keep rain off the seed. (I'm using a squirrel baffle.)
Oddly enough, I didn't see this feeder on PerkyPet's main website, just here.
P.S. Finches took one morning to find it. Now they're coming around by the scads. They don't seem to care one bit about the black paint. Posted images of the mods I did, plus three finches attached.
I got this to prevent the squirrels from getting the seed. Well I've got no squirrels and no birds. Not sure what the problem is, as I've had finches before using a cheaper feeder. Maybe I have some slow learning birds? Going to try another type feeder.
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
APRIL 26, 2012
Thank you for submitting an online review for the Perky-Pet® 10" Metal Finch Feeder (model FF10). Birds are creatures of habit. It can take several weeks for them to take to a new feeder. For enthusiastic feeders like us, these few weeks can certainly feel like an eternity!
Try these tips to help attract birds to your new feeder: Temporarily take down any established feeders on your property. This will help them to find their new feeder. Once you notice birds feeding from your new feeders, you can replace the established ones. You can also try placing a shiny pan (like a pie pan) on the ground beneath your feeder to attract hungry birds.
We hope you find these tips helpful! If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
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