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Perky-Pet Cardinal Wild Bird Feeder, Red

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Description

Perky-Pet Cardinal Wild Bird Feeder features a charming red color and provides a large feeding area for a variety of clinging and perching birds. This durable feeder is made of all metal with no plastic or wood, and can stand up to squirrels and other pests. The feeder is easy to fill and clean, and will keep birds happy all season long.

Key Benefits
  • Features a charming red color and provides a large feeding area for a variety of clinging and perching birds
  • This durable feeder is made of all metal with no plastic or wood, and can stand up to squirrels and other pests
  • The feeder is easy to fill and clean, and will keep birds happy all season long
  • The bright red color of this feeder will stand out in your yard and attract numerous birds
  • Holds up to 2.5 pounds of black oil sunflower seeds, and feeds up to 15 birds at one time

†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.

†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.

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  • Item Number
    106614
  • Dimensions
    15.9 x 12.8 x 2.2 inches
  • Feeder Type
    Mesh
  • Farm Animal Type
    N/A
  • Bird Type
    Wild Bird, Cardinal
  • Capacity (Max)†
    2 1/2-Ib
  • Material
    Aluminum
Instructions

Fill with black oil sunflower seed, safflower mix, and peanut pieces. Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken: * Remove all old seed. * Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts H20 to 1 part bleach). * Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. * Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders. * Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when soiled. To prevent mold growth, use weatherproof feeders when conditions are humid or wet. * Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.

FAQ

Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?

The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders. Remove all debris from under your feeder. Do not touch the sick birds. Refill all of your feeders and resume feeding.

How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?

You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way.Here are two methods:Conventional Oven: Place the seed on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes at 300°F.Microwave Oven: Place seed in a paper bag. Cook on high power for 5 minutes.

Why does the seed in my feeder get moldy?

Mold is caused by a heavy rain, driving sleet or snow plugging the feeding ports and allowing water to dampen the seed. Always clean, dry and refill your feeders after heavy weather. You may also want to try placing 1/4" of cat litter in the bottom of the feeder to absorb excess moisture.

Rating: 3.9 of 5 stars 53 Reviews 53 Reviews 4 out of 5 Stars

83% Recommend

83% of reviewersrecommend this product

Rating: 3.9 of 5 stars 4 / 5

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Squirrels were obsessed

    By treerataffliction on Apr 26, 2021

    I bought this thinking that with the metal mesh body, the squirrels might find this feeder was not worth the effort to get seeds out. Sadly, exactly the opposite was true. They were totally obsessed with it. Like some extremely intriguing puzzle they felt compelled to solve. The second I hung this up there was a squirrel on it and they fought over it for 24 hours, and each squirrel who perched on it stayed forever, until the small amount of black oil seeds I put in to test things out - about two cups, was completely gone. I did not care for the design either. The latches do not stay shut on the lid and the squirrels managed to unhook both of them, so the lid did not stay closed or lie I bought this thinking that with the metal mesh body, the squirrels might find this feeder was not worth the effort to get seeds out. Sadly, exactly the opposite was true. They were totally obsessed with it. Like some extremely intriguing puzzle they felt compelled to solve. The second I hung this up there was a squirrel on it and they fought over it for 24 hours, and each squirrel who perched on it stayed forever, until the small amount of black oil seeds I put in to test things out - about two cups, was completely gone. I did not care for the design either. The latches do not stay shut on the lid and the squirrels managed to unhook both of them, so the lid did not stay closed or lie flat. The feeder was larger than I expected and I didn't want anything that holds so much seed, especially seeing the hit it was with my squirrels. The cardinals would've liked it if they weren't constantly shooed away by squirrels. The finches, tufted titmice, and white breasted nuthatch each got their two seconds of feeding time while the squirrels were taking an extremely brief break. I will give this two stars for the mesh managing to stand up to all the gnawing. Filling it is annoying and the rim separates from the base, allowing any seed that gets onto the rim to fall out, as several squirrels quickly demonstrated. I'm really grateful to Chewy for refunding me for this feeder. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Really Poor Quality

    By Michael on Apr 27, 2021

    The cardinals still love it but have bought one of these several years ago and I can say the build quality has severely suffered. Start with the paint. It fades really fast in just a month and the way you load the seed has become much more difficult than past models of this. Not that its changed over the ones made over 10 years ago but the use of sub-standard materials in the ones made now. Have had to modify with much better materials to fix how to load seed. Within 6 months the red has turned to brownish red and the paint on the bottom tray is peeling off and is now rusting. Not buying any more of them until they address the severe lack of quality. Do not recommend. Avoid

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and Bright Addition

    By Rosascantina on May 4, 2021

    This is larger and sturdier than I thought it would be. I like that! It is bright and attractive and holds a good amount of bird feed. I have noticed several birds perched all around it and one or two just sitting for the swinging motion! I have yet to see male cardinals come so I am hoping they will. I rated it with 4 stars because the top of the feeder has to be held up while the new bird seed is being put it, so that is alittle difficult and that I have seen no cardinals come to feed yet. It is well-made and will last a long time.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, deer-proof feeder

    By renee on Mar 26, 2021

    This feeder is great. It’s easy to fill, there’s a lip at the bottom for birds to perch on if they like, but the seed doesn’t flow out the bottom so deer can’t get at it. I’ve seen many different varieties of birds use this feeder so they’re happy with it, too. It also holds a decent amount of sunflower seeds so I’m not having to fill it constantly. I’ve got 4 of them now.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Perky-Pet Cardinal Wild Bird Feeder

    By Girliebird on Apr 3, 2021

    This is a very interesting bird feeder. It's basically several pieces connected together. Very unique. I will be using it as soon as I have the seeds for it. The red color is beautiful and will show up nicely while hanging from the big juniper tree!

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    nice! birds love it!

    By kaly on Feb 11, 2021

    Birds absolutely love this feeder. I hear a lot of complaints are about filling it because it’s collapsible but it’s really very simple. In the middle of the top there is a little latch that opens you pull that up hold it while you fill it. Super simple just use a cup or something to pour the seed in. You can see the circle in the top of my picture. I have seen House finches, black capped chickadees , Cardinals, goldfinches and more use the speeder feeder.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Great for Blackbirds and Crows

    By Paulie on Apr 14, 2021

    I believe the only reason too call this a 'cardinal' bird feeder is because of it's red color. Haven't had a single cardinal yet. Score: Blackbirds/Crows, 100; Cardinals, 0.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    The birds love it

    By Cardinals on Jan 14, 2021

    My goal was to get rid of all the spillage that attracts squirrels to our yard. This seems to be doing that. Since the seeds require some effort for the birds to get out through the mesh or from the tray on the base, they don’t spill as much, and we don’t have the squirrel activity that we had for a while. Although the Cardinals are my favorite, it feeds them as well as lots of other small birds. Filling it requires two hands, one to hold the lid up and one to pour the seed in, but it is not difficult at all.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice

    By Susu on Dec 31, 2020

    I purchased 2 feeders and put them on my deck in a condo community. I’ve been spending hours a day watching cardinals (up to 4 males at once) finches, tufted titmice, woodpeckers, and of course, blue jays, among others. They are well constructed and hold a good amount of seed. I highly recommend these feeders and actually bought 2 more as gifts.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea but the cage section should be upside down

    By BirdBrain on Dec 27, 2020

    When the black oil sunflower seed gets low the seed is much higher in the center leaving few seeds available to the finches. I go out and shake the feeder to spread seed out l toward the edge of the cage. If the shape was tubular or wider on top than bottom, most seed could be eaten before refilling.

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