|Bird Type||Wild Bird||Wild Bird||Wild Bird, Hummingbird, Songbird||Wild Bird, Hummingbird, Songbird||Finch, Wild Bird, Bunting...|
|Material||Metal, Wood, Coated Metal||Plastic||Metal, Steel||Glass||Metal, Steel, Vinyl / PVC|
|Capacity (Max)||1,031 cubic inches||12-ounce||16.9-oz||3.4-oz||2.79 lbs|
My friend has one and recommended it to me to help with squirrel issues. I bought one and love it! It's well made, too. No more squirrels getting into the bird food. I highly recommend it to others.
Quick Sum: The coating is falling off - and it’s toxic if eaten; it has exposed ends of wire, which potentially could wound the birds; and a random loop of wire within the feeder could catch a bird’s foot. This feeder is a hazard. More Explanation: The green plastic covering was coming off the cage’s wires in several areas - some pieces falling into the platform of the cage. These pieces of plastic would be toxic if ingested by a bird. In certain places, where the wire was cut off to provide a larger opening for the birds, the green plastic had come off, exposing a blunt, wired, edge that could easily wound a bird. And last, within the feeder, along the inner edge of the platform was a small wire looping outwards (still connected) into the area where the birds perch and eat. A bird’s legs could be caught, or they may try to pull on it. This feeder scares me. I absolutely would not recommend this feeder.
I was looking for a feeder that would hold meal worms but keep large birds out. This works well for that. However there doesn’t seem to be a way to open it up completely for cleaning; it’s a bit tricky. It’s satisfactory but could be better.
The doves and pigeons were previously causing a mess and eating the majority of the seed preventing the smaller songbirds and cardinals from getting their fill. The big birds still hang around, but can't get in the feeder. Success! I also like the platform design as very little seed falls to the ground with the exception of thistle or if it is very windy. The bottom of the feeder is a screen mesh to prevent moisture from accumulating - but this also allows very small seed to fall through. Overall - it is working well.
I bought this feeder a few weeks ago to prevent the mourning doves from eating all the bird seed and preventing access to the many cardinals we have in the area. I had my doubt that it would work, but the cardinals access the cage to eat the bird seed and the doves cannot get inside to the bird seed. Also, one night raccoons pulled the feeder from it's pole onto the ground and due to it's sturdy construction the feeder incurred no damage. It works great and going to buy a second one.