I had just visited my niece in Arizona less than a month ago. We were sitting on her patio and she got up to fill something. I asked her what it was and she said a hummingbird feeder. No sooner did she fill it, there were a bunch of hummingbirds feeding off of it. I told my husband that I wanted one for our backyard if it works that great!
I love birds and since I live in Florida, I get to see them all year. I have an orange grove behind my house and there are always birds everywhere. I have mexican petunias on each side of my pool screen and I have seen hummingbirds every now and then, but not as much as I would like to.
Who Is Perky-Pet?
Perky-Pet is a leader in the wild bird feeding world and has been serving bird enthusiasts since 1958! Their bird feeders are specifically design for different breeds of bird and work well for both amateur enthusiasts as well as more experienced hobbyists.
One of the things we absolutely love about their website is the database of articles that will really help you learn more about specific bird types as well as how to get them to come to your yard! For example check out the great articles about Hummingbirds, I can get lost on this page.
The Perky-Pet Hummingbird Feeder
What makes the Perky-Pet Hummingbird Feeder different from the others?
Most feeders you have to pour the nectar in from the bottom but Perky-Pet has introduced a top fill Hummingbird feeder which makes life so much easier! The one thing we love about their feeders is the beautiful styles they have. From a mason jar look to colored glass, the feeders are not only great for attracting Hummingbirds – but also for decorating your garden area.
The one I purchased is their standard plastic design – the glass ones were not launched when I made my purchase or I so would have bought one of those.
Bird Feeder Details
- It has four soft flower feeding parts and perches
- Bright red so it’s easily located.
- With the wide mouth opening, it not only makes it easy to fill but also to clean it.
- Built in ant moat located on feeder lid
- Hardened glass container
- 16 ounce capacity
I placed the hummingbird feeder on a hook in between my petunias. They seem to like to come when we are outside relaxing! We sit poolside – quietly – usually after dinnertime and just about every night we can catch one or 2 enjoying the nectar. At one point we saw 2 Hummingbirds almost fight over who was going to get the goods!
The Perky Pet Hummingbird Feeder comes with a package of nectar that makes 2 quarts. You place the leftover in the refrigerator until you need it again. While we did use the nectar because we did not want to waste it – my husband decided to make his own by mixing sugar and water on the stove. He cleans and changes the mixture weekly and I can say that it has helped tremendously in keeping the Hummingbirds around.
I wish my next purchase could be the Mason Jar Hummingbird Feeder which I am totally in love with!
But it sounds like there are some issues with peeling and rusting on the inside, so we cannot recommend this one.
Although they do have a 30 day money back guarantee it seems that many are outside the warranty when the rusting starts to happen.
You can read the full reviews for this specific item on their website.
They do have some Hummingbird feeders that are really well reviewed though – so definitely take a look around.
We love ours and have not had any issues – and the Hummingbirds seem to like it, so we are very happy with the model we purchased!