Perky-Pet Pinch-Waist Glass Hummingbird Feeder 203CP (8oz)
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- Perky-Pet hummingbird feeder attracts hummingbirds using bright red as a lure
- Made of hardened glass bottle, the Perky-Pet hummingbird feeder is clear and shatter-proof
- The feeder has 4 feeding ports with built-in bee guards, a 4-way perch and 8 ounces of nectar capacity
- Unscrews easily from the feeder base for quick cleaning and filling
- Measures 7-9/10 by 3 by 10-3/5 inches
- Bright red base with yellow bee guards attracts hummingbirds while keeping bees out
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One of the most popular feeders on the market, the Perky-Pet Pinch-Waist glass feeder showcases the fascinating behavior and beauty of nectar-loving hummingbirds. The feeder features a bright red base with yellow bee guards, helping it attract hummingbirds while keeping bees away. The traditional bottom-fill feeder is also large enough for several hummingbirds at once, with four feeding ports and a removable four-way perch.
Nectar is stored in the clear, shatterproof glass reservoir, which makes it easy to monitor nectar levels (the reservoir stores up to 8 ounces total). The reservoir also unscrews easily from the feeder base for quick cleaning and filling. For best results, clean the hummingbird feeder with a mild soap and water solution at least twice a week, more often in very warm climates or seasons.
The feeder is easy to mount thanks to the included hanger, which suspends from nearly any branch or hook. To attract more hummingbirds, users should locate the feeder away from sun and wind. Sun may cause the nectar mixture to turn bad, while wind may swing the feeder around, causing the mixture to spill. Tying a red ribbon on the feeder wire or pole may also help hummingbirds find the feeder, as will adding a water source, such as a birdbath or bird waterer.
Start adding nectar to your feeder in early spring. Hummingbirds typically begin their journey north around March or April, as the warm weather begins. They remain in the region throughout the summer months, and begin to migrate back south once the flowers cease blooming and insects are scarce. By late September, almost all hummers have moved on to warmer climates for the winter. Online migration maps are a great way to track when the hummingbirds will be arriving in your area.
Top Customer Reviews
When I have company they are absolutely fascinated by the "show" they get from these cheeky little birds. They bicker (loudly), display, duel and chest bump each other to establish territory (the hummingbirds, not my guests). Some of them will share willingly with others and sit side-by-side at the feeder; some don't want any other hummers - at any of the feeders - while they are feeding. Most will perch, some will not.Read more ›
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The next thing that became apparent is that the "bee guards" really don't do a very good job. Honeybees and wasps can't reach the solution through intact guards, but some long-tongued bumblebees can, and tiny bees just crawl right through the guards (and often right into the bottle!). They're also bright yellow, the same color as many bee-pollinated flowers (what was the manufacturer thinking?). The insects really swarm around when the solution oozes out, as it's prone to do on warm days (particularly if you refill the bottle with refrigerated solution).
It didn't take long to discover that this feeder is also not very durable. The plastic parts don't hold up to exposure to sunlight, becoming brittle and loose over time (more quickly in sunny or high-elevation areas, where intense UV light seems to deteriorate the plastic more quickly). The hardened glass bottle is actually the most durable part of this feeder, while the bee guards are the first parts to break down. The size is okay, though if you've only got one or two hummingbirds visiting you won't want to fill the feeder completely.
The best hummingbird feeders cost about twice as much as this model, but they will last at least 10 times as long.Read more ›
Rest assured that the Perky Pet® Instant Nectar does not contain any chemicals or harmful ingredients. The red dye that is used is food grade and USDA approved. We are in the business of helping people enjoy the hobby of feeding birds would not want to harm them in any way.
If you have questions or concerns in the future about any of our feeders or products, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
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+ Reasonably priced & free shipping was included.
+ Small 8oz size, with a nice shape... easier to hold on to!
+ Hardened glass
+ Removable perch.
+ Hanging wire is included.
+ Small size = easier cleaning & fresher nectar.
+ We haven't noticed any nectar dipping out of the feeder.
- The attachment screw for the removable perch is steel, I upgraded ours to stainless steel.
- The first feeder had to be returned, as one of the yellow bee guards was missing. The Amazon return process was very easy & I had the replacement within 2 days. Now that's customer service!
▪ Our homemade nectar:
To make a batch of homemade nectar, we add 1/4 cup of regular sugar to 1 cup of boiling water. We use a 2 cup measuring cup, filtered tap water & 3 minutes in our microwave gets the water to a fast boil. Pour in the 1/4 cup of sugar, stir & let it cool. This is the exact amount needed to fill the 8oz feeder. We decided not to color the nectar, as most say it's not necessary.
▪ Our cleaning routine:
The cleaning is very easy & should be done at each refilling. While the freshly made nectar is cooling, we prewarm, then fill the glass bottle with boiling hot water & let it sit. No need to scrubing the inside of the bottle. Next we pull off the bee guards & set them in the sink to be cleaned by pouring boiling hot water on & thru them. The last item to clean is the base & perch. You guessed it, more boiling hot water is used to flush everything clean. No need to pull anything apart, the boiling hot water will get to all the nooks & crannies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like the item but two of the bee guards were missing. The bee guards are the yellow plastic attachment. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
It is such fun to watch hummingbirds feed and fly around your yard. I have this feeder hanging on my patio and it is enjoyed by MANY hummingbirds. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lysa Renee
It's not that I like this one but the Hummingbirds have voted for this one. I had several different ones and they
picked this one above all others so I bought three more to... Read more
I really like the quality of this feeder, but unfortunately the BEES seem to be getting more enjoyment out of it than the hummingbirds. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Corey B
heavy ,thick glass that I got mainly for the little hummingbird "rests". I have yet to see a hummer sitting on the "rest" and the red plastic parts seem really... Read morePublished 23 days ago by L. Gerde
The "new and improved" design of this feeder is not improved at all in my opinion. My hummingbird feeder hangs where it receives direct afternoon sun and although I had no... Read morePublished 25 days ago by g.gapchh
Grrrr....The Hummingbird Feeder Leaks under the Setscrew. I would hope that Perky-Pet would fulfill it's Customer obligation of replacing the Feeder or issuing a Credit after the... Read morePublished 28 days ago by DF