Feeding birds while keeping squirrels from raiding the birdseed. Several innovations make this a superior feeder among squirrel proof birdfeeders: birds keep dry, squirrels keep off, and birdwatchers keep enjoying the feathered fliers! read full product details »
Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Bird Shelter Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
Several innovations make this a superior feeder among squirrel proof birdfeeders: birds keep dry, squirrels keep off, and birdwatchers keep enjoying their feathered friends!
Our Perky-Pet® Fortress® The Bird Shelter Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders feature 4 feeding ports, a 3.5 lb. seed capacity and an easy-fill wide mouth top. A unique, weight-activated seed protection system stops squirrels from eating the seed. A clear plastic cover protects birds as they eat!
One of our squirrel proof birdfeeders, this model has a heavy-duty metal cap and ‘chew-proof’ metal perch. The clear plastic reservoir makes it easy to monitor seed levels. These innovations make for one of the most economical and convenient squirrel proof birdfeeders on the market! Hang mount.
Remember to clean your squirrel proof birdfeeders at least twice a week with a mild soap and water solution.
Placing the Feeder
Cleaning the Feeder
Keeping Feeder Squirrel-Free
Perky-Pet® is the leading supplier of Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® Wild Bird Feeder models lure the bird in pursuit of seed—providing you with hours of joy as random wild birds flock to feed at your house.
Easy fill, heavy-duty metallic cap with wide mouth top
Chew-proof metal perches
Clear plastic cover protects birds as they feed
What's in the Box:
1 Wild bird feeder
3.5 lb. seed capacity
4 feeding ports
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If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
I put this feeder up on a shepherd's crook immediately after my purchase. I used a fruit and nut mix (sunflower hearts and mixed dried fruit), which has been the birds' favorite in our yard. Two weeks, no birds. No squirrels either. Leaving in the same food, I moved the feeder to another location, this time placing it on a tree limb. Within two hours I had birds on the feeder! They were using a nearby limb as a launch site from which to get up under the feeder's hood. It seemed that some of them were not able, from the ground, to get the "lift" necessary to reach the feeder; but by flying from the nearby limb they could manage.
07-30-11 UPDATE: I needed to upgrade this rating to five stars. I've had the feeder in its tree location for two and a half weeks now. I've tried three different seed mixes. Regardless the food offered, I can't keep it filled! The food was running out so quickly I thought something must be shaking the feeder to make the seed drop out. So one day when working at home I placed the feeder in the same tree, but close enough to my home office window that I could watch it. All day long there were birds on the feeder and others fighting for space. Before my eyes I watched the level of the seed slowly drop, drop, drop. Never a big bird or a squirrel. Finches, titmouse, chickadees, (and yes, sparrows) love this thing! Even as I have been typing this there are three birds on the feeder and six more perched in nearby branches chattering away, waiting their turn. If I didn't want cardinals, this would be the only feeder I would have. Am definitely buying another the next time I need a feeder.
Review Posted on Amazon.com December 05, 2010
I don't understand the other reviewer that says they can't get birds to come to this feeder? I have had this feeder for 19 months and yes at first there is a period where they have to get used to the new feeder. But once they do there is no stopping them. I have been feeding birds for at least 15 years and have tried many different kinds. I must have a squirrel proof feeder or I fight a loosing battle they eat everything! Through the years I have also had to battle the effects of rain and snow contaminating the bird food. This is the best feeder I have ever experienced against the weather. The only way the rain or snow can enter is during very powerful storms with lots of heavy winds it has to be so intense that the rain is actually blown up under the protective bell shaped plastic covering!! As for the squirrel problem they cannot get to the food by jumping on to it I have it hanging from a branch on a tree. Just make sure its not to close to a part of the tree where the squirrel can reach the feeding part and still have its hind feet planted on a branch or whatever it can hold on to. From what I can tell this can only be hung and not pole mounted. It can be a bit difficult to clean thoroughly but every so often just take the time and it can be done. I have seen birds waiting all over the place during heavy rain and snow just to get a chance to feed and get out of the elements they love it!