Two Feeders In One: A The Perky-Pet 325S Panorama Wild Bird Feeder By Woodstream Corp. Review
Jun 30, 2013
I replaced a problematic bird feeder with the [[ASIN: Perky-Pet birds and berries lantern feeder]]. While the screen printed design didn't interest me, the bird feeder itself did a good job of feeding birds and thwarting squirrels. Being so pleased with the Perky-Pet bird feeder, I decided to give this more visually appealing option a try.
The Perky-Pet 325S panorama wild bird feeder, made in China, is a cylindrical double bird feeder. In the center of the upper feeder is a tube, which when filled high enough, will drop some seed into the lower chamber. Once seed falls below the top of the 4.5 inch tube in the 6.5 inch tall chamber, seed no longer falls through to the lower level. The shallow .75 inch feeding tray has drain holes placed about 2 inches apart to prevent moisture build up, and is encircled by a perch ring 1.25 inches from the edge of the tray for birds to rest on while feeding.
A short metal cable runs through the center of the feeder, allowing the top to stay securely in place. Adding seed up to a maximum of 4.5 pounds requires pressing a button to release the tension and allow the lid to slide up the cable. The bottom chamber can also be opened up for filling if you would rather not deal with the upper tube or use two different bird seed blends. Fill with seed, align the parts, and press the button again to secure the top back into place. As the birds feed, the separate compartments will empty independently of each other.
When I removed my Perky-Pet 325S panorama wild bird feeder from the box, it was clearly damaged. All the fastening clips from the upper plastic surround had broken off, leaving sharp jagged edges to cut myself on. Fortunately the bird feeder still assembles securely without any difficulty. Even so, I went to Perky-Pet's website to request a replacement part. They offer live chat, although it wasn't available when I attempted to use it. Instead I was given the option to send an email. I received a response three days later indicating I should try to resolve the problem with Amazon. If I found Amazon unwilling to resolve the problem, Perky-Pet would allow me to file a warranty claim.
The Sure Lock Cap system keeps squirrels out of the compartments themselves. However the shallow feeding trays cause seed to fall over the sides as small sized birds peck and push at the seeds. Getting into the bird feeder is unnecessary as there is so much seed on the lawn for big birds and squirrels to enjoy. I'm not sure the Sure Lock Cap system really matters on this bird feeder.
When it comes to keeping squirrels away from the seed, the Perky-Pet birds and berries lantern feeder is the better choice. However, the Perky-Pet 325S panorama wild bird feeder attracts more birds feeding at the same time and brings larger birds to the yard to feed on fallen seed. The Perky-Pet 325S panorama wild bird feeder is worthy of consideration, although it may not fit everyone's needs or desires.
The Perky-Pet Panorama Wild Bird Feeder features our innovative Evenseed technology. This technology is like having 2 feeders in 1. Two independent seed compartments are filled and emptied separately, allowing the ports to stay active longer. Both compartments can also be filled with two different types of seed, thus attracting a larger variety of birds. With this feeder’s 4.5 lb seed capacity, the Panorama Wild Bird Feeder provides plenty of seed to go around.The Sure-Lock cap system ensures the lid stays in place and no squirrels can get to the seed. Another great feature on this feeder that helps keep squirrels out while allowing birds to have access to the seed.Remember to clean your wild bird feeders every two weeks with a mild soap and water solution.