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Avant Garden 8110-3 Looking Glass Hummingbird Feeder
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309 of 314 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2008
I am ordering my second feeder today. I've been using the same one for 3 years now year round, because we have hummers all year long in Phoenix. It is still in perfect condition. I like this one because the parts are mostly metal, and the sun is brutal here on anything plastic. The only problem I've had with it is aligning the bottom correctly so the nectar doesn't leak out. I've mastered it now, so it's not a problem. To avoid breaking the neck off of the jar, I soak the unit in warm water for a few minutes before unscrewing. I'm also very careful not to over tighten. I fill it only half way, as the birds don't like the food if it's over a few days old, especially in warm weather. Here is a trick for cleaning your feeder. Put about 3 Tbls. of white vinegar mixed with two cups of water in the feeder. Add about 1/2 cup of white uncooked rice. (I use a funnel) and shake. The friction from the rice will clean even the dark mold off of the inside. Rinse well before filling.
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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2007
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I was very pleased with this hummingbird feeder. It has the traditional style, without the traditional red and yellow colors. What did surprise me was the size. It was probably just me not paying attention to the description, but it was much larger than I expected.

One thing worth mentioning is that when it arrived, it wasn't level. So nectar was leaking out. The reason it wasn't level is because of the way the wire wraps around the glass (to where it hooks at the top). It has to wrap perfectly and end just at the right angle for it to hang level. Once I adjusted this (just carefully bent the wire until it looked level), it stopped dripping.

I have three feeders and this is my favorite - and I get lots of compliments on it.
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2011
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I bought this beautiful copper covered hummingbird feeder to replace my old plastic feeder that fell apart from sun exposure. This feeder is beautiful, but NOT very easy to use! While the hummingbirds absolutely love it (we have 12 this year), it is very hard to clean, it is very hard to put food in it and put it together. The opening is 0.5" in diameter. Yes, that's right. A toothbrush barely can squeeze through the opening. The plastic bottom really doesn't bother me, but what does bother me is that the copper shield, with the flowers on it, is removable and very flimsy, and does not re-seat well with the plastic bottom. In other words, when putting the feeder back together after filling it, you have to hold the copper flower guard, and the plastic bottom together, then screw in the glass bulb. After a few fillings, the copper flower guard deforms and then the sugar water leaks out around the bottom. Another issue, which is the same issue with many bottom feeders, is that air gets trapped and doesn't allow the food to fall to the bottom, and so everyday I have to go out and tilt the feeder to release the bubble. I much prefer the top feeders. The birds still love it, but there are many other better options. I bought the blown glass top feeder as well, and that is a dream to clean, fill, utilize. Save your money and go for a feeder that has a bigger opening to fill and clean, and a better design in terms of re-assembling after re-filling.
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We strive to produce feeders that will withstand wear and tear as well as the elements and we apologize that was not your experience. We encourage any consumer that has questions or experiences any problems to contact us.

Our Consumer Relations Team is available at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) six days a week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Susan
Consumer Relations Representative
Woodstream Corporation
Perky-Pet®
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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I've had this feeder for over a year now and recently ordered a few more to give as gifts. I wanted something more 'stylish' than the usual and this fits the bill for that. My intent was to have this feeder be the closest one to the outdoor patio and wanted it to blend in a bit with that area and not stand out so much like some of the other styles available but also not be too over the top. The proof is in the attendance of the hummies that find their way to it day after day for 15 months now.

It has a large capacity but I generally only fill it with 8 ounces at a time. Depending on the time of year and the population of birds and their feeding frequency, those 8 ounces can be gone in less than a day. I change my food every 3 days no matter what and am not a big proponent of filling a feeder much beyond a cup at a time, 2 cups at the max during peak feeding season. If you live in a warm area or put the feeder in direct sunlight, be aware that there is a lot of exposed, clear glass on this - that can lead to things heating up quickly and significantly which can speed deterioration of the food and also pushes the food out of the feeding holes if it gets too warm. Then the feeding ports get plugged with crystalized sugar really fast.

There's no actual 'perch' on this feeder but I notice the birds will settle in on the edge of the base for some nice long feeding sessions.

A few things to be aware of: 1) The neck is quite narrow which can make doing a good clean with a flexible bottle brush time consuming, especially if you have mold or gunk near the curved area closest to the neck. 2) The feeder tray bottom is plastic and if you tighten it too much it will crack. Tighten it just until snug. 3) The feeder port tray takes a little getting used to when lining it up so it doesn't leak when you invert it for hanging. I recommend doing a couple of "get used to it" runs with just plain water so you don't get aggravated if it is slightly out of line and you lose a whole batch of food. 4) Check the feeder port holes after cleaning to make sure there is no sugar crystal build up. That part is metal and holds on to sugar crystals a lot 'tighter' than plastic.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on July 8, 2007
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The hummers use it and love it. Thats the test. I have another type [ with red flowers and yellow bee guards ] and the hummers prefer this one now. My only complaint, costing 1 star, is the small leakage from feeding holes caused by light winds. That has attracted bees. This does need some kind of bee guard.
I like it for ease of cleaning, filling and for beauty. It's well made, holds lots of nectar and looks wonderful in my tree. FYI You still have to change and clean this at least every 3 days so don't over-fill.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I bought this product last year for the Hummingbirds and it worked great at first but with in months it began to rust out and now the glass has broken off where it screws into the dispenser. Looks great for display but not the best feeder - have thrown it away since it is not repairable.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2007
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We have four of these feeders. On a good day, twenty or so hummers dart in and out like crazy.

The plastic base can crack as noted be a previous reviewer, but there is no need to screw it on tightly. Our four lasted three years before one of the bases cracked. Gee, what to do? So I bought another one.

These feeders are very attractive and don't have the plastic-baby-bottle look of most feeders. If you have a lot of birds, the 32-oz capacity means you don't have to refill quite as often.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2008
When I first saw this feeder I was awe struck as it was so pretty. I thought it would be a great addition to our newly re-landscaped backyard. I got it, unpacked it, and started to disassemble to wash it. This went fairly well. The copper coiling around the glass was very springy and I didn't think it would be a problem. When I filled the glass with the bird feed it was easy. But when I went to screw the bottom back on I was in for a surprise. The bottom piece that it screws into is plastic and the copper coiling was so taught that it really prevented me from getting any type of a seal on the two pieces. I couldn't believe it. I thought I had it screwed on good, then I hung it on our hanger. Oh ya, the S hook that is sent with it was too small to fit on our "standard" Shepard's hook. So I just hooked it on the copper coiling. It hung crooked. My husband went to look at it, barely touched it and it fell apart! The bottom fell off because it wasn't screwed in well. After my husband was done "fixing" it he had determined that the plastic piece on the bottom was not properly fitting so he used a zip tie to get it to screw in. It is hanging outside now, still not using the S hook it was sent with. It looks nice. Attracts a lot of wasps (they can sit on the edge and drink from it). The seams aren't very well sealed so they can get a lot. I'm not sure that I'll put it out next year.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2005
This feeder was great the first year, but the screw in connection cracked and leaked after one season
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 1, 2007
This is a wonderful feeder. A little large, so just don't fill it all the way and you won't have to waste so much nectar (as you will most likely have to dump it before all of it is gone). The one flaw is that the bottom is in two pieces and they are hard to align when screwing it on. You have to watch carefully so it won't be crooked when you are done. That is what makes it leak. It usually takes me a couple times adjusting before it is right. Other than that, it is beautiful and my hummers love it!
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