The birds and I both love it. The squirrels aren't very happy, however...
Dec 12, 2012
Feeding the birds and *not* feeding the squirrels is always a challenge, so I decided to put the Perky-Pet 363 Birds and Berries Lantern Feeder from the Amazon Vine review program through the test. I'm happy to say that it passed with flying colors.
The design of the feeder makes it quick and easy to load seed of any size. The locking mechanism has (so far) stood up against the attacks of the tree rats, so that's a good sign. The perch size seems to attract the smaller birds quite readily, as the placement of the tray and perch works well for them. It's attractive and blends into the outdoor decor, so it's not a glaring eyesore like some novelty feeders can be. It's sturdy, easy to hang, and easy to clean when necessary... in short, it's perfect for what I wanted it for.
The only thing I can't comment on is how it will hold up over time and weather. But so far, this bird feeder is a great addition to the local dining options for my feathered friends, and I wouldn't hesitate to open "new locations" using the same model throughout the backyard.
Disclosure: Obtained From: Amazon Vine Review Program Payment: Free
The bird feeder I bought in 2009 is rusting and looks terrible. Plus, rainwater collects in the base which sours and ferments the contained bird seed. While it looked nice out of the box, the old bird feeder was problematic and failed to live up to my expectations. When I saw the Perky-Pet birds and berries lantern feeder offered, I jumped at a chance for anything better. The Perky-Pet birds and berries lantern feeder, made in China, is largely constructed of powder coated … more
Thomas Duff, aka "Duffbert", is a long-time member of the Lotus community. He's primarily focused on the development side of the Notes/Domino environment, currently working for a large insurance … more
Birds will flock to this stylish bird feeder, with its U-shaped perches that they prefer. The Perky-Pet Bird and Berries Lantern Feeder features a detailed screen printed design of birds and berries on all four sides of this feeder! This lantern bird feeder holds up to 5-pound. of seed, has 4 feeding stations, bird-preferred U-shaped perches and a black powder coat finish. It utilizes the Sure-Lock cap system which keeps squirrels out yet allows birds to feed. The transparent seed compartment makes it easy for youto monitor seed levels and keep your bird feeder clean. Remember to clean your bird feeder once every two weeks with mild soap and water solution.