Perky-Pet® Fortress® Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder - 6 lb Seed Capacity

Model #: 5140-2

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Feeding birds without allowing squirrels to raid the feeder. A squirrel proof weighted sytem and click-on weather guards make this innovative feeder a very wise choice among squirrel proof bird feeders.
Perky-Pet® Fortress® Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Perky-Pet® Fortress® Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder

Several innovations make this a superior feeder among squirrel resistant birdfeeders: birds keep dry, squirrels keep off, and birdwatchers keep enjoying their feathered friends!

The Perky-Pet® Fortress® Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder features 2 perches, 6 feeding ports and a 6 lb seed capacity. The clear plastic reservoir makes seed level monitoring easy. A weight-activated seed protection system stops squirrels from eating seed! Includes click-on weather guards. This is one of the most economical & convenient squirrel resistant bird feeders available! Hang mount.


Remember to clean your feeder at least twice a week with a mild soap and water solution. is the top destination to find quality Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® and K-Feeders wild bird products are trusted brands to bird lovers everywhere. Interact with nature, relax and build memories that last a lifetime by conveniently ordering from Happy Bird Feeding!


Perky-Pet® Fortress® Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Unique, weight-activated seed protection system that stops squirrels from eating seed
  • Comes with ‘click-on’ weather guards
  • Hang mount

What's in the Box:

  • 1 wild bird feeder


  • 6 lb seed capacity
  • 2 perches, 6 feeding ports

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
September 25, 2018
keeps squirrels out. By MJ

It does baffle the squirrels.The birds don't seem to like it very well.I have to shake the seeds down several times a day to be sure that they can reach the seeds. I don't have the variety of birds I had before & I will be looking for a new feeder.

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Review posted on
May 9, 2017
very disapointed By claire

birds don't eat out of it. the seeds get wet and have to be cleaned out. have no instructions to install weather guards. costly bird feeder that don't work

Response From Woodstreambrands
Susan : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Claire,

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback, we apologize that the instructions were not included with this feeder.

To attach the weather guards, clip each guard onto the horizontal bar on each side of the cage, just below the circle.

When placing a new feeder, the birds may take some time to adjust.  To help aid in this transition, we recommend placing a shiny pie pan with some seed under the feeder.

We hope this information is helpful.  Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.

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Review posted on
August 17, 2016
Squirrel proof and almost bird proof By klmg
It's been hanging for a year. Yes, I've changed the seed. The squirrels have learned not to bother it, but the birds don't either. The seeds don't feed down from the hopper because the ones that are already there get wet and become a solid chunk. The feeding tray is too deep for most birds to reach the seed through the openings. I am sorry that I bought it.
Response From Woodstreambrands
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback.

Birds tend to like to feed in a calm sheltered location. We recommend taking the feeder down when a heavy rain is coming. This will help prevent the seed from getting wet.

Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
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Review posted on
January 12, 2016
Poor performance By Jan W
I got my feeder for Christmas 2015. The birds avoid it. It does not fill with seed enough for most birds to reach. I have four other feeders i fill most days and have tried leaving them empty for a few days to no avail. I love watching the birds. So disappointed.
Response From Woodstreambrands
Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Jan,

We apologize that the desired results were not seen with this feeder. Birds are creatures of habit and can sometimes take several weeks to adjust to a new feeder. To aid in the transition, we recommend removing any established feeders in the area until the new feeder is being used regularly. Placing a shiny pie pan underneath the feeder with some seed on it can also help guide the birds to the new addition.

Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
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Review posted on
August 6, 2015
Love this feeder! By CaliEl
Hi: This is my second Fortress Squirrel Proof bird feeder! The plastic liner on my first was cracked at the seams after our neighborhood bird hunting cat decided to jump on it and knock it to the ground. It was more than 6 years in use and came with me from Illinois to California; it probably would have lasted at least 6 more if it wasn't for that darn cat! I love that it's so easy to fill and does what it's supposed to do!
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Review posted on
April 3, 2014
Not working well for the smaller birds By
I notice that the smaller birds have difficulty getting there beeks into the seed basin they then migrate over to a tube feeder i have and that seed goes quickly, a little disappointed.Anyone else notice this? any tips?
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Review posted on
February 24, 2013
Amazon Review, It works! By
I can not believe it, but it actually works! I have a terrible squirrel problem with my other feeders. Approx 10-12 squirrels come to my back yard. This feeder has them so frustrated, i love it!!! they chew at it, but because it is metal, they cannot get to the food. The have learned to keep their weight on the shepards pole that it is hanging from (it is weight that makes the doors close), but I put crisco on the pole, and they slide right off. It is very entertaining! I am buying alot less bird seed now that the squirrels are foiled!
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Review posted on
June 11, 2007
Amazon Review, Nice Feeder By
It really does keep the squirrels at bay which is quite an accomplishment . The birds don't seem as enthralled with this feeder however , that is why the 4 star instead of 5 star rating. Overall, I would recommend this feeder.
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Review posted on
August 1, 2006
Amazon Review, Answer to my prayers! By
Although the feeder needed to be somewhat reassembled it was not a big deal, I would assume this was for shipping purposes. It would have been helpful to have a few more instructions. I get quite laugh as I watch the squirrels try to figure out how to get into this feeder. The birds seem to like it just fine. We have saved a lot of $$ on sunflower seed and the mess under the feeders. I loved it so much I ordered 3.
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