Perky-Pet® Magnolia Top Fill Plastic Feeder With Nectar-Specifications
Attracting, feeding and enjoying hummingbirds is so easy with our top fill hummingbird feeder.
- Plastic feeder has Top Fill design with an advanced "sport-bottle-like" function
- Feeder is easy to fill wide mouth top and easy to clean with less parts
- Includes FREE Instant High Energy Nectar packet - no boiling required
What's in the Box:
- 1 plastic hummingbird feeder
- 1 nectar packet
- 16 oz nectar capacity
- 5.3 oz nectar packet makes 32 ounces of nectar
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSuggestion to solving problem
I have several of these feeders and the earlier ones I have had to replace not because they are defective but living in Louisiana the humidity and summer heat will effect the plastic, but no big deal, when the newness of color has faded, it is time to replace. I have read the disappointments and I can only say that your assembly should be redone. The very recent feeder that I purchased started to leak, I took it apart, washed it in warm water, firmly screwed in the bottom half to the top half and I mean firmly screw, then I made sure that the top cap of the reservoir is firmly screwed, this creates the vacuum, I fill the reservoir a little different. After screwing the cap on, I will turn the reservoir upside down and fill it from bottom end that screws into the base. Once the reservoir is filled, I will then firmly screw the base in, flip the feeder upright, pull up on the reservoir and you will see the nectar fill the base and wallah you should be good to go. When it is time to fill the reservoir start from the cleaning steps. It works for me I hope it works for you.
Review RateBest Hummer Feeder
I have had the Magnolia Hummingbird feeders for over six years. They are the best. I have five of them and none of them leak, so let me offer some suggestions. The small red circular piece that the clear container screws into will only fit into the base part in one direction. It has four tabs 90 degrees apart that will fit it into the base IF a fifth locating tab is oriented correctly. If this isn't correct you will get leaks. Once you have assembled, filled with nectar, hung, and pulled to open the nectar flow there is one last thing to do. Tap the bottle or bottom a few time to get a few bubbles to up through the nectar. This will ensure that the nectar has flowed into the bottom are the hummers to drink it. I use clear vinegar and water to clean the Hummingbird feeders. Hummingbirds do not like soap and they can detect a very small amount of it. The vinegar doesn't seem to bother them if there is a small trace left. There have been studies done on this (search online) and it seems true with my Hummers in California. I have tried many other Hummingbird feeders and the Magnolia works better than any of the others. Highly recommended.
Review RateGreat Little FeederGreat little feeder. Easy to clean and fill. On the leaking complaints you have to tighten the two bottom halfs. Then tighten the clear container. I have had zero leaks
Review RateLeaks!I have the same problem as many users - this feeder leaks, no matter how carefully and tightly it is assembled. Sometimes a slow drip, sometimes a stead drip, drip, drip. Leaks around flower stems and around seam where two bottom halves screw together with no sealing gasket. Rarely, I will get it together and it won't leak, but then the birds won't use it - they will try it then move on to another feeder. I searched through many feeders at several stores looking for a bee-proof feeder before buying this one. (Sadly, I did not check online reviews first!). As to the bees, true, they cannot get to the nectar through the flower ports, but they can get plenty around the flower bases and around the seam where the bottom halves screw together. So I always have lots of bees around whenever I decide to give this feeder another try. I keep thinking I must just be doing something wrong, but now that I have read the reviews, I know it is the product, not me. Unfortunately, I bought this a year ago, so can't return it - and I don't want to give it away to the thrift store and saddle some unsuspecting person with it, so guess it is just junk to be thrown away. I agree with others that the concept is good - that's what led me to buy this feeder - but it is poorly designed and should be replaced.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. A leak or drip is often caused by direct sunlight or high temperatures which causes the nectar to expand. Hummingbirds often prefer to feed in shaded, sheltered environments. Placing the feeders in the shade will make the hummingbirds happy, as well as help prevent leaking.
Keep in mind that our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. We encourage all of our customers to contact our Consumer Relations Team if a feeder is not working properly. We can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateLove it!Make sure you follow instructions!! I almost discarded it... it leaked so bad. Then I went online to watch the video, took it apart completely and followed instructions mindfully - and it works! It's the best feeder because it's SO easy to clean. I love it, thank you for a great product :-) the hummingbirds are grateful.
Review RateUseless - leaks like a faucetAfter wasting a lot of time and much nectar, I finally gave up on this feeder. It does not work right. As soon as you pour the nectar in, all of it leaks out in seconds.
I even watched the video on how to fill it and followed the instructions exactly but got the same results every time.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. When the bottle is tightly secured to the base, the feeder should not be leaking. our Consumer Relations Team will be glad to provide troubleshooting assistance or an in-warranty replacement if needed. We can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateBest feeder yet!I have a total of 7 of these feeders and think they are outstanding. Very easy to fill and clean. The Hummers around our house swarm the feeders and it is such a pleasure to sit and watch them. I have actually had one start land on the perch while I was trying to hang it up.
I do agree with some of the comments though as the last two feeders that I bought leak almost every time I use them. I have tried everything to stop the leaking but with no luck so far. After all, with owing 7 of these feeders, I do know how to make them work. Even though 2 of my feeders give me fits, I still think the Magnolia Top Fill Feeder is the best on the market. Thank you Perky-Pet.
Review RateLeaky model-company should replace complimentaryThey may have a piece that doesn't leak for the video, but there is clearly no quality control in place to ensure what they are selling works. Good idea, but does not work. Nectar leaks out the bottom. The birds do not like it. You should replace this complimentary.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWhen the two parts of the base are screwed together firmly, the feeder should not leak. We apologize for this experience and would like to make it right. This feeder is covered by a one year warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateGreat concept, but ...After reading instructions, watching the video, and watching all the nectar come out of the flowers in a steady stream until completely empty, we gave up and returned it. ATTENTION DESIGNERS: those flowers can't be securely enough locked into the base to avoid breaking the vacuum! Please re-design because top-loading is a great concept!Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe appreciate the time you have taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. The flowers should snap into place on this feeder. If anything similar occurs with our products in the future, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance.
Review RateEven the hummers hate itThe perches are incredibly flimsy and the birds do not light long. The birds appear to struggle to get to the sugar water and leave immediately and go to a different feeder. They empty other feeders in a few hours and this one holds the water for days. I have gone out to repop the top and get the water flowing time and time again. It does not flow properly and when you try to get the bottom filled, it leaks. Unlike others on this review list, mine doesn't leak all of the time, but it doesn't appear to flow the way it should when the top is pulled either. I watched the video and read the reviews. After talking to customer service, it appears this feeder gets lots of complaint calls. This is not worth the hassle. I would rather refill the bottom pour type with an old pan to catch the remnant in the base than deal with the constant fiddling with this one. I took it down and will see if any other standard base I have on hand fits the threaded lid before I pitch it. I read one review from Anonymous that said the seven they use are the best ever. So I am wondering how these can be so all over the spectrum in user satisfaction.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe appreciate your feedback and apologize for this experience. When the base, bottle, and lid are all attached firmly before pulling the top up to release the nectar into the base, the feeder should not leak. Very high temperatures can cause occasional leaking, though.
We would like to better understand what is happening with this feeder and take the opportunity to make it right. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
- All About
All About Hummingbirds
- Click the Perky-Pet hummingbird migration map to track an approximate time of when hummingbirds will begin visiting your feeder
- Hummingbirds migrate every year for variety and abundance of insects and flowering plants
- Hummingbirds travel back to the tropics once the weather gets colder, or when their internal instincts alert them it's time
- Migration typically begins sometime in late February and ends in late September
Hummingbird Feeders - Expert Tips
Filling Your Feeder:
Here are a few things to review before filling the feeder:
- Check to make sure the base compartments are securely tightened
- Push container into base to close ports to prevent leakage
- Unscrew to cap to fill with nectar
- Screw cap back on securely to form an airtight seal.
- We recommend keeping the feeder in the closed position until you get to the spot where you want to hang it.
- To open nectar reservoir - hold base with one hand and pull up on the container with the other to open ports for feeding. Your feeder is now ready.
Please note: if the cap does not fit securely on to the feeder and you see a gap between the cap and the feeder, the seal may be the issue. Please contact our Consumer Care Department at 1.800.800.1819 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a new outer ring for you cap.
To replace the outer ring, push firmly on the center of the cap to pop out the middle. Replace with new outer ring.
Hanging Your Feeder
- Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
- Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I'm new to Top Fill feeders, are there tips on filling for beginners?
A: Yes, follow the steps below.
Q: What criteria should I use when selecting a hummingbird feeder?
A: Make sure it is one that will be easy to clean and fill, especially since you will need to clean the feeder every few days. If you are worried about bees and wasps or ants invading the feeder, purchase a hummingbird feeder with bee guards, such as the Perky-Pet model #203CP or ant guards, Perky-Pet model #242.
Q: How do I clean my hummingbird feeders?
A: Hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned every 1-2 weeks. Use hot water and a bottle brush, along with mild soap; be sure to rinse thoroughly. The Perky-Pet cleaning mop is specifically designed for the purpose of cleaning hummingbird feeders, and is very convenient to use. This cleaning mop can also be used on seed feeders and oriole feeders for those small, tight spaces that are difficult to reach.
Q: What is the importance of providing water for hummingbirds?
A: Hummingbirds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need nectar. Hummingbirds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide hummingbirds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for hummingbirds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy.