Perky-Pet® Aster Top-Fill Plastic Hummingbird Feeder - Specifications
Attracting, feeding and enjoying hummingbirds is easy with our top fill hummingbird feeder.
- Top-fill design
- Easy to fill wide mouth top
- Easy to clean with less parts
- Advanced "sport bottle" like function
- Plastic feeder
What's in the Box:
- 1 plastic hummingbird feeder
- 16 oz nectar capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateFeeder leaks
I'm sorry guys, but this feeder DOES leak. And if the review of Aug 11, 2013 is correct, the reason is simple. Apparently the feeder depends on a vacuum being created when you pull the bottom down to prevent leaking. In hot climates, by mid-day the air in the feeder has expanded enough to break the vacuum, and let the nectar run out. I have filled the feeder twice with no immediate leaking, but by 2 days in the yard it is empty...and we have no hummingbirds (or any other critters) to eat anything from it yet! It empties from a leak. Just not a well-designed product.Response From WoodstreambrandsElizabeth : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing your experience with this feeder. When a hummingbird feeder is in the direct sun it can cause the liquid to expand and cause leaking. When possible we recommend placing the feeder where it will be protected from the sun. Another tip to prevent leaking with this feeder is to ensure that the lid is secured very tightly after it is filled. If you try these steps and still have a leaky feeder, please let us know. We are available at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) to assist you.
Review RateVery disappointed upset customer. Sticky mess, bad product now.
I recently bought (2) of the above feeders. Reason: Just in case one is a bad product - to have a back up. Guess what?: BOTH of these are feeders are NOT made like the past one I have used for years -BOTH DO NOT seal properly/or tight enough at bottom seams. Tested with water before filling. Same result with water and/or liquid feeding juice. DO NOT HOLD THE BIRD FOOD LIQUID. Concept is the same, I did all of trouble shooting, when I pull down the Aster Top Fill plastic so hummingbirds can feed with delight - all of the sticky solution leaks or pours out very fast each timeResponse From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
Perky-Pet® strives to create high-quality feeders for our customers and the birds to enjoy. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.
Before filling the bottle, make certain that the two parts of the base are threaded together securely. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Review RateAwesome product
Excellent product. The red color on top and bottom attracts the hummingbird. The petals have easy access with a spot for the HB to sit and drink. And finally the ability to open and close is great. Not only does this keep the insects out. But also keeps spills from happening. Highly recommended this feeder.
Review RateperchesI recently purchased this feeder and find that the hummers don't light on the perches. I believe the perches are too close to the flowers. They feed while hovering but won't light. I do wish they could rest and feed at the same time. I tried bending the perches away but am afraid of breaking them. I plan to try heating them gently to get more clearance. Otherwise a very nice feederResponse From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and would like to provide assistance.
Since birds eat in nature while hovering, they have very weak legs and feet, and often are more comfortable not perching while feeding. Our feeders are designed to provide an experience for birds similar to what they find in nature, though we do include perches on many of our models. Depending on the species and size, some birds will light more or less often on specific perches.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateSorry, but is does leakSeems other reviewers learned a trick that I can't match: I've disassembled and reassembled this feeder at least 5 times, but the nectar mix still leaks from the base (where lower portion connects to upper portion of base). I've filled it from the top, pulled up the glass container to release the mix, then hang the feeder. If anything moves it (wind, etc.), it spills drops of nectar onto the deck (making ants very happy). Suggestions?
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe hummers seem to love this feeder (they've been there all day!), and the perches are really cute. We've had no problems with "sharp barbs" as reported by some other reviewers.If the feeder is leaking, try taking it apart and starting again. Mine has kept a strong seal for two years. We have also received good support from Perky-Pet in the past; they replaced an earlier feeder that broke upon first use (different design).Finally, there is no need to buy food or use red dye. The "recipe" is 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. This will hold about a cup at a time; I make 2.5 cups and store some in the fridge (.5 cup sugar and 2 cups water). You do want to change the solution regularly, and this feeder makes it easy to do so because it will hold the seal until you unpop it, meaning you don't get sugar water all over your kitchen floor or deck.Would definitely buy this again.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI already have one of these units and installed a second one. It works well and the hummingbirds like it.
Review RateAmazon Review, does not leakSome others reported that this leaked. My guess is that they expected the bottom to be tightly screwed on when they got it. After reading those reviews, when I received mine I made certain that I adjusted all fittings and it works great!
Review RateAmazon Review, Great design...I'm not a rocket scientist but after less than 1 minute of disassembling/reassembling the unit I understood how it worked. I then filled it and put it out... three weeks later I have refilled it twice and love the design. The people who have had isssues must not have filled it correctly... I'm assuming they don't realizes it pulls up/down to create a vacuum. Its pretty simple... make sure everythings tight; add room temperature mixture; hang the feeder and pull the bottom down to creat the vacuum . A+++++
Review RateAmazon Review, We love it!Best hummingbird feeder we've ever had. We love it, our birds love it, and it's easy to clean and refill. Great design!
- All About
All About Hummingbirds
- 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»