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Perky-Pet 203CPBN Pinch Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder with Free Nectar
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- 8 ounce nectar capacity with easy to fill wide mouth opening
- Base comes apart for easy cleaning
- Built in bee guards protect nectar supply and bee guards snap open for cleaning
- Built in ant moat keeps ants away
- Free instant nectar packet
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Perky-Pet Pinch Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder with Free Nectar
A flash of iridescent color. The purr of restless wings. Among the smallest of birds, the hummingbird is definitely a fan favorite. Easily attract hummingbirds into your yard with the Perky-Pet Pinch-Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder. The feeder promises hours of enjoyment as you watch the hummingbirds happily sip nectar and dart about.
8-Ounce Capacity and 4 Feeding Stations
Holding up to 8 ounces of nectar at a time, this hummingbird feeder features a transparent glass bottle with a pinched waist and a wide mouth for easy filling and cleaning. Its bright-red plastic top and base offer visual appeal while quickly catching the attention of hummingbirds. The feeder's welcoming design also includes four flower-shaped feeding stations, each with a resting perch and a built-in bee guard to protect the nectar supply. Even more, the feeder comes with a built-in ant moat up top (simply fill with water to keep the ants away).
Easy to Clean
Keep the feeder clean and filled with fresh nectar to ensure return visits from happy hummingbirds. In addition to its wide mouth opening, this hummingbird feeder's base and ports come apart to ensure convenient access and thorough cleaning. The bee guards also snap open when it's time to wash the feeder. Perky-Pet recommends cleaning the hummingbird feeder at least twice a week, more often in very warm climates or seasons.
- 8-ounce nectar capacity
- 4 feeding ports
- Bright red flowers
- Perches to sit and dine
- Bee guards and ant moat to keep nectar all for the hummingbirds
- Transparent glass reservoir
- Free 1.3-ounce packet of hummingbird nectar (makes 8 ounces of nectar)
- Made in the USA
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What criteria should I use when selecting a hummingbird feeder?
A. Make sure it is one that will be easy to clean and fill, especially since you will need to clean the feeder every few days. If you are worried about bees and wasps or ants invading the feeder, purchase a hummingbird feeder with bee guards.
Q. How do I clean my hummingbird feeders?
A. Hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned every 1-2 weeks. Use hot water and a bottle brush, along with mild soap; be sure to rinse thoroughly.
The Perky-Pet cleaning mop is specifically designed for the purpose of cleaning hummingbird feeders, and is very convenient to use. This cleaning mop can also be used on seed feeders and oriole feeders for those small, tight spaces that are difficult to reach.
Q. What is the importance of providing water for hummingbirds?
A. Hummingbirds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need nectar. Hummingbirds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide hummingbirds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for hummingbirds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy.
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|Accessory||Powder Nectar||Liquid Nectar||Cleaning Mop||Ant Guard||33 Inch Hanging Chain||Bird Waterer|
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|Nectar Capacity||8 oz.||12 oz.||16 oz.||30 oz.||8 oz.||24 oz.|
|Item Dimensions||7.2 x 9.5 x 7.2 inches|
|Item Weight||0.74 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||FF84GPP|
|Shipping Weight||0.82 pounds|
The bright red base and flowers of the Perky-Pet Pinch Waist Hummingbird Feeder will attract the tiny hummingbirds to your yard! The wide mouth opening on this glass bottle makes filling your feeder easier and mess free. The 8 oz. nectar capacity is the perfect size to ensure that your hummingbirds always have the freshest of nectar. Complete with a built in ant moat and bee guards, pesky bees and ants will never be an issue for you with this feeder! Simply fill the ant moat on the lid with water and ants won't be able to crawl down the feeder and get into the nectar. This feeder comes with a free 1.3 oz. packet of instant nectar concentrate, which makes 8 oz. of nectar - enough to fill this feeder! The base of this feeder comes apart for easy cleaning and the removable bee guards snap open and closed to ensure you can reach all the nooks and crannies. To prevent mold buildup, remember to clean your feeder twice a week with a mild soap and water solution.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, through all of my testing & experience with the flock over the past few years I have found that these feeders are by far the favorite. I have tried to get them interested in the prettier more expensive feeders that look lovely on my porch, the colored glass, the sculpted metal, the antique bottles, but they always go to these first and only venture to others if these are empty!
I ordered a few more of the old version this year & decided to try this new improved version as well & I wish I had only ordered this new version (Perky-Pet 230CPBN)!!! This design is A HUGE improvement! The old ones have a tiny opening in the glass section making cleaning difficult and mold builds up easily inside the glass & in the plastic ring that holds it to the base (which also likes to fall out over time, spilling sugar water everywhere). In this new version the opening for the glass part is large, perfect for cleaning & they have eliminated the troublesome plastic ring! I also really enjoy that the bee guards are rounded now, I hope that helps them stay on better & the built in ant moat is a big plus! I'm very excited to put them all out and welcome my flock home for the summer!
PS please don't feed your hummingbirds that red nectar garbage! The dye is not good for them or their young! They really do like Organic cane sugar the best and although it is a bit spendy, here is a trick I have learned....Start out with the Organic stuff to attract as many as your hoping for and after a few weeks & the flock is established you can slowly ease up on the sugar to about a 1 to 4 ratio. You can also slowly switch from Organic to plain white sugar by adding a little of the plain sugar at a time but it isn't as good for them so I like to still leave a little of the Organic sugar in the mix. Hope that helps you attract lots of beautiful birds this season!
I don't use the enclosed "nectar" though. It's not necessary. Use four tablespoons sugar to one cup warm water. No coloring needed or necessary. Fill the feeder no more than half full. You can get leaks from any feeder if you fill it to maximum.
If you do get any hummingbird feeder this is important information to know and religiously abide by.
1. You MUST every three days refill with NEW solution. Solution left longer will ferment and cause injury to hummingbirds. Do not reuse any solution. It's cheap — throw it out.
2. You MUST throughly clean your feeder each time before you refill. I use hot water and a bristle brush, no soap. You need to clean from top to bottom even though your solution doesn't reach the top. Sugar solutions will mold rapidly and if you see black mold there's unseen mold waiting.
If you won't do those two simple steps, you don't need a hummingbird feeder and will harm, not help.
Fourtunately, this model is the easiest to clean of any hummingbird feed I ever seen. Don't forget to clean around the bee guards.
Forget the fancy hummingbird feeders that cost many dollars, leak, and are impossible to throughly clean. You don't need them. For ten bucks you can get the best feeder and the awe-inspiring creations that are hummingbirds.
My first impressions were that this feeder would be great. No problem with seams in the base for nectar to leak out. Traditional design...I mean surely they must have "all the bugs worked out" for a feeder such as this by now, right? So, I filled it up with nectar, and put it out. It seemed fine for the first day or so, but when I checked on it after a couple days, I couldn't believe it. THIS NEW FEEDER IS LEAKING TOO! Had a huge rock candy and thickened sugar syrup mess all over my deck.
I immediately set out trying to figure out what was wrong, and where it was leaking from. I changed out the nectar, and made sure all the connections at the bottom were tight (screw threads and the red "flowers"). Checked the next evening, and ANOTHER HUGE MESS ALL OVER MY DECK!
So, repeated the process and spent a bit of time investigating, and it turns out the leaks are around the base of the "flowers". The flowers friction-fit over tubes molded into the plastic base. They are designed to be removed, apparently, so that you can clean them and beneath the small yellow bee guards. What I found was that nectar fills the base of the flowers, and then will leak out if the tolerances aren't tight. Three of my four flowers appeared tight enough to not leak, but the fourth was leaking enough to see a very slow drip running out of it. I suspect it is worse when the sun heats up the parts and causes some expansion between them.
I can't tell you how frustrating this is, and this is my second failed attempt at using Perky Pet products. To the company's credit, they did attempt to contact me regarding my first "copper" feeder, and had I responded, I'm pretty sure that they would have replaced the feeder (based on other responses on Amazon). However, I did not want to take the time to mess with that...and especially not for a $8.97 feeder this time. I JUST WANT TO BUY A PRODUCT THAT ACTUALLY WORKS THE FIRST TIME.
I did end up figuring out a solution. I first contemplated using 100% silicone to glue the flowers to the tube. But, I didn't want to wait for silicone to dry and not have my feeder hanging out. So, I decided to see if I could use teflon tape to effectively seal the tubes. That, actually, was very successful. See my attached picture for how I did it. I used about 1.5" pieces, and wrapped it around the four tubes. Then, put the flowers down over the tape, which compressed into the gaps causing the leakage. I now have a feeder that works, and I can also remove the "flowers" should they need cleaning. Although this is a solution, again, I just wish that I could have avoided this whole frustrating experience.
Update (3 days later): OK, so with the teflon tape, it has definitely not leaked out of the base of the flowers! However, I'm still coming home every night to a (now smaller) sticky mess on my deck. It appears that if the feeder is in the sun, the expansion of the liquid inside the jar simply pushes the nectar out the ends of the flowers that the birds feed from. Especially if you haven't filled the feed up fully (I got minimal leakage when the feeder is full/nearly full). In an attempt to remedy this new development, I've pulled the flowers "out" closer to the end of the tubes that they slide/mount on. This should raise the lower lip of the flower, and my hope is that the expanded liquid won't dribble out onto my deck. I'll keep everyone updated.
Update (2 more days later): OK, so that didn't work either. The teflon tape continues to stop the leakage at the back, but the syrup still dribbles out the open front of the flowers if the feeder was not filled completely. I also tested the theory that placing the feeder in the direct sun is causing the issue. I placed one where it has always been, and another one in a 100% shaded location. It has been hot (approx 86 deg today) but the feeder in the shade still leaked out the front of the flowers...the same as the feeder in the sun.
Bottom Line: I'm sure that those of you who have the feeder over dirt/grass don't even know this is happening, as the amount of liquid that comes out is maybe a tablespoon or two per day. In an application like that, this is probably an acceptable product. I got the best results when I started with the feeder completely full, as opposed to partially full. However, I recommend against purchasing this product if you have anything underneath it that you care about, as this design seems to leak occasionally.
When the bottle is tightly secured to the base and the feeder is quickly turned upright, a vacuum is created inside the bottle. Direct sunlight will heat the nectar. The vacuum will not allow the nectar to expand within the bottle, forcing it out in the form of a drip or leak. If the temperature is hot enough, even full shade cannot beat those physics.
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