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Perky-Pet 398 Patented Deluxe Upside Down Thistle Feeder


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  • Holds up to 2 lb of thistle seed or finch mix
  • Six Upside Down feeding ports with perches
  • Includes a squirrel resistant metal cap and weather resistant feeding tube

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Perky-Pet 398 Patented Deluxe Upside Down Thistle Feeder + Audubon Park 10898 Premium Nyjer / Thistle Seed, 4.75-Pound Bag + Perky-Pet 399 Patented Upside Down Thistle Feeder
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.5 x 19.3 inches ; 12 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000ARLY6C
  • Item model number: 398
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,501 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Keep undesirable house finches and larger birds away from your finch feeders with this unique finch feeder. It's designed to attract goldfinches, who can easily feed upside down while other species cannot. Holds up to 2 pounds of thistle seed or finch mix. Features metal squirrel-resistant cap, bail and perches. Attached metal cap slides along a steel hanging bail for ease of filling. Extra heavy gauge, weather-resistant 18 inch feeder tube. Six upside-down feeding ports & perches. Feeder empties completely leaving no residue.

Customer Reviews

This was by far the cheapest.
Jim R.
The slightest flexing of the tube caused the "v" to disengage, causing the seeds to fall out.
G. Froehle
If you're bothered by squirrels stealing bird feed, DON'T BUY THIS FEEDER!
Marvin Zukerman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. DePrato on October 21, 2009
I've had this feeder for less than a year and I have to replace it. I took it down to clean it and the bottom part that keeps the seed in is broken and will not fit tightly back in. The only cheaply made part of this feeder is that part but it's pretty important!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Froehle on August 7, 2011
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We've used a similar design before, and it works well. The "upside down" feeding largely ensures only goldfinches will use it, and they tend to fly in and out, without hanging around the backyard deck leaving a mess. Our last feeder lasted over ten years; this will last six months. The greatest defect is the flimsiness of the main tube. It has to hold all the niger seeds; keep the perch bars in place and prevent them from spinning when the birds rotate; hold the bar that the unit hangs from; and securely keep the bottom "v" in place, which keeps the seeds from falling out, yet must occasionally be removed for cleaning. But this tube is such a thin plastic that it will never hold up under the sunlight and weather; its flexibility allows for too much movement of the stationary parts; and it it surely won't be an impediment for other animals. Mine arrived warped, and the small tabs of the "v" would not engage the tube's cutouts. The slightest flexing of the tube caused the "v" to disengage, causing the seeds to fall out. About 1" beneath the "v" there are two additional holes in the tube at the bottom of the unit (as for another perch) and as a fix I inserted a dowel and cut a piece of wood to make up the gap to the bottom of the "v". That should hold it in place... for as long as the tube itself holds up. I'm not hopeful.

In short, look for a feeder using this design, but avoid this product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 19, 2010
It's fun to watch the goldfinches turn upside down to get the seed, while the purple finches are confounded by their inability to get their meal. But the feeder has an inane design. The bottom of the feeder - which has to support about 2 lbs of seed - is a flimsy piece of plastic held in place merely by small, short tabs that insert into slots in the cylindrical body of the feeder. As soon as the feeder deforms at all in the sun, the tabs slip and the bottom falls out. Along with all the seed. It isn't hard to fix by drilling four holes and weaving in thin wire for extra support (thus two stars instead of one), but whoever designed this should be sent back to kindergarten.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anna D. Nguyen on June 3, 2009
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This is a great bird feeder and works really well. I had no problems attracting finches to my feeder. It only took a couple of days before birds started coming to the feeder. The only problem I have is that the plastic is not the most durable. Squirrels were able to eat through the platic easily and left a hole in my feeder. If you get this feeder you must have a squirrel guard or this feeder will not last long.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marvin Zukerman on August 26, 2009
If you're bothered by squirrels stealing bird feed, DON'T BUY THIS FEEDER! The squirrels ate out the bottom of this one in just the first day it was up. Emptied the whole bottom section. Do not buy unless you can position it in a squirrel-proof location.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeannie Schmidt on May 19, 2008
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I love this type of finch feeder because the birds love to hang upside while they're eating. It's so popular among the birds that they fight over the seed openings. It's also easy to fill with seed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Coshoctonian on July 6, 2013
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This is not our first Perky Pet upside down finch feeder (our others have worn out), but it is our first Deluxe model. We find that it seems heavier and more durable than the standard one. The plastic tube seems thicker. The perches and the bottom piece fit snuggly and won't fall out. The American Gold Finch is the only finch that comes to feed on this feeder...other finches and other birds try, but can't seem to hold on when they turn upside down, like the goldfinches do! Some people have commented that other birds have used their feeder, but we suggest that those birds may be the females who aren't as bright yellow as the males or perhaps the young ones who haven't gotten all their coloring yet. Also, in the winter, these birds are not brightly colored, but rather dull - almost a brown color. So, rest assured that when you see a bird feeding upside down on this feeder, you most likely are feeding an American Gold Finch! This summer they seem to come at all times during the day, and in the morning and the evening there are several around waiting to get onto a perch! Be prepared with plenty of thistle seed...the feeder holds about 2 1/2 pounds, and they can empty it in just under a week's time at our house! We just love to watch them!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Burritt on January 11, 2009
I'm sorry but my goldfinches couldn't find the holes. They just stood up & smacked the side wall looking for the hole. I gave it to a friend & hers figured it out fine. I bought a little 'sock feeder' & my gold finches are happy now. I gave it over 2 months try & they just looked at it funny. I recommend this if you have above average goldfinches.
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