Best used for:Allen's HummingbirdAnna's HummingbirdCalliope HummingbirdRufous HummingbirdRuby-throated HummingbirdPerky-Pet® Planter Box Plastic Hummingbird Feeder Make your outdoor living area even more inviting for your feathered visitors with this Perky-Pet® Planter Box Plastic Hummingbird Feeder. Perfectly sized for placing in hanging baskets, flowerbeds, and planter boxes, the feeder holds up to three ounces of nectar to provide your hungry guests with a sip on the fly. This feeder is a space-efficient solution when your landscaping efforts are limited because you don't have a garden area to work with. Strategically place these small hummingbird feeders all around your blooming flower garden using the included hanging rod. Bees can't steal the nectar because the feeder is equipped with a built-in bee guard that opens for easy cleaning.Perfect for Small Spaces Just because you don't have a yard doesn't mean you can't invite hummingbirds over! This Perky-Pet® Feeder is perfect for landscape-challenged birders since it's designed to fit in a planter box or a hanging basket. The handy hanging rod comes with your feeder, doing away with the need for a tree branch, pole, or wall-mount hardware. Just place the rod directly into your planter's soil, fill the bottle with three ounces of nectar, and get the hummer party started.Bye-Bye, Bees! Sweet-loving bees can't steal your hummingbird nectar because the built-in yellow bee guard blocks their efforts. The cage creates a barrier that thwarts bees, but hummingbirds have no trouble with. Just pull off and snap it open when it's time for a thorough cleaning to keep your hovering hummers healthy and happy.Durable Design Shatter-resistant plastic creates a strong and sturdy feeder bottle that holds up in outdoor weather conditions. The clear reservoir makes it easy for you to keep an eye on your hummingbird feeding station, ensuring your little friends always have a steady supply of nectar.Easy to Clean Hummingbirds prefer to visit fresh, clean feeding stations. To make that easier, this feeder disassembles for effortless cleaning. Easily separate the base and bottle. You can even remove and open the feeding port! Remember to clean your feeder at least once per week with a mild soap and water solution to prevent mildew buildup; clean more often in hot weather.Perky-Pet® Planter Box Plastic Hummingbird Feeder Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Perky-Pet® Planter Box Plastic Hummingbird Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Perky-Pet® Planter Box Plastic Hummingbird Feeder Model # 215P Height 13.06 inches Length 5.34 inches Width 1.75 inches Capacity 3 oz Ports 1 Materials PlasticOur 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority! If you are anything less than satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!About Perky-Pet®:We have been the trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958. Perky-Pet® delivers high quality, functional bird feeders and accessories that bring more birds to your backyard. Bringing nature to you™. More About Perky-Pet® »
Perky-Pet® Planter Box Plastic Hummingbird Feeder - 3 oz Model # 215P Height 13.06 inches Length 5.34 inches Width 1.75 inches Capacity 3 oz Ports 1 Materials Plastic
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateA great small feeder - just add an O-ringI've used these feeders since the mid '80s when they were called "Little Beginner" feeders. I live in the desert southwest with a small year-round population of Costa's and sometimes a Black-Chin or two in the summer. I have three of these out, widely-spaced, in my yard every day year-round, and some birds prefer them over a competitor's bowl-type feeder with perches.
I insert a number 027 rubber O-ring inside the rim of the cap then tighten it just enough to make a seal. This eliminates any tendency to leak without stressing the cap. #027 O-rings are 1/16" thick with an outside diameter of 1-7/16" - perfect size for the job. (#028 will also fit a bit more snugly.)
It's also possible, with the use of basic plastic modeling skills, to remove a couple inches from the middle of the tube and glue the two ends back together with model cement. (You must make sure the glue is THOROUGHLY dry before putting them out to feed.) When I'm done the front of the feeder just says 'PET'. This makes a very nice 1-1/4 ounce feeder that won't 'breathe' nearly as much as the full-size feeders. With a small hummer population that's enough for two or three day's feeding and they're easily cleaned with your index finger.
All-in-all, at five bucks apiece, they're definitely worth the price and the hummers defend them tenaciously. Thanks Perky - waw -
Review RatePlumbers tapeI can’t keep the birds off. A little plumbers tape on the threads will take care of the leak. It will also leak thru the feeding tube when they heat up in the sun. All my feeders of any kind will leak when it gets very hot and the air inside expands, forcing liquid out the feeding tube.
Review RateNo leaks hereI see a lot of reviews talking about leaks.
I have to say, I've had four of these now, and none of them have leaked out of the cap.
Any "leaking" happens when the air on top warms and expands, forcing water out of the hole to equalize the pressure. Of course, the lower the water in the feeder gets, the more air there is, which leads to more dripping.
This effect is minimized if i keep the feeders well filled and out of direct sunlight. Or i just live with a few drips. It would take a week or more to empty at that rate...without birds eating. But as the birds drink, the pressure equalizes so it's not usually a problem.
I actually use that effect to my advantage when i fill it. I fill it with warm sugar water (only about 2 ounces so that there's a decent size pocket of air still), and i put my finger on the port while screwing the cap on. Then i invert it and wait a few seconds for the air on top to cool and contract, then i can take my finger off the port as low internal pressure draws air bubbles in thru the port. Never lost a drop.
I only use the bee guard if I'm having a bee problem. But when I do use it, I haven't had problems with it breaking.
Bottom line for me is that it's easy to keep clean. If people are having a problem with the cap actually leaking, that's unfortunate. I haven't had it happen yet.
Review RateExcellent for the right situationThis feeder is absolutely the best for my situation.
First, and most importantly, it is incredibly easy to clean, which is the #1 most important feature of any hummingbird feeder. Routine cleaning is very important.
Where I'm located, i rarely get more than one hummingbird at a time. Especially in the summer. One bird usually claims the feeder and drives off all competitors. I keep one feeder in the front yard and one in the back. I've had a few other feeders (including the hummzinger) and i never had more than one bird at a time. And it was a hassle to clean all the crevices.
With such low traffic, a large capacity feeder is also a waste of food. It spoils before it gets eaten, so i don't need more than a few ounces.
I don't use the hanger. I just run a twist tie through the loop and hang the feeder on a branch of a bush or the shepherd's hook that the plant hangs on. Seems nice tho but i don't know if it would blow off in high wind.
Review RateMy favorite feeder
I just now ordered 12 of these. I've used this style for years. YES, they have leaking problems. But I think that's more a cost of manufacture issue than design. To make these totally leak proof would drive up the price beyond...economic practicality. They're STILL my feeder of choice. I'm a fanatic about keeping feeders clean. And these are super-fast to clean THOROUGHLY (for ME, that's five stars). Which I consider extremely important. And you should TOO. To combat the leaking problem just put out several. Plus, scattering several about your place cuts down on fighting. NO bird can dominate an entire yard. Even a relatively small yard. Maybe an apartment balcony but that's about it.
Review RateWas fine, now leaks.
Hi, My feeder worked well for a few months but now leaks. I believe the plastic used in the red cap is too soft. Interestingly the birds prefer to feed on the drops leaking from the feeder than feeding through the bee guard. Using a strip of cling wrap around the threads helps stop/slow the leaking.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are sorry to hear that this is occurring with your feeder. These feeders are covered under a one year replacement policy. Reach out to us directly at email@example.com for assistance.
Exact item /same company is only $4.99 in the U.S. What`s up with that? Also the shipping is free for the U.S. company.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThank you for this feedback. Pricing will vary as they are being displayed in two different currencies. Free shipping on our US website is for orders over $49. Free shipping on our Canadian website is for orders over $69.
Review RateUnsatisfied customer
Hands down they are the best little feeder, but they leak and your replacement bee stops DO NOT FIT. I continue to use these because the hummers love them. To stop the leaks I use super glue to seal the bee stop and Vaseline on the interior of the lid to make a seal. You all need to work of the design of these feeders and provide Bee Stops that fit.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize, however, the replacement bee guards on our website are not intended for this style feeder. This feeder is covered under a one year replacement policy. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Review Rate215 P 3oz feeder leaks
My old 215P feeders work perfect even in the sun and wind. All the new ones leak out the cap. Am using my old ones, 10 years and older. I hope your Research and Development Department can fix the issues. There are many fans of this style feeder that want a better design.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Laura - We apologize this is occurring and would like to offer assistance. Our feeders are backed by a one year replacement policy. Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions.
Review RateGREAT IDEA, BAD DESIGN
I purchased 4 of these feeders over the holidays and gave 2 as gifts. I set out my 1st one last week. My hummer came but the nectar leaked out. Tried the second one, nectar leaked out. Read the reviews (should've before purchase), tried a lightening fast reverse of the tube on each, nectar leaked out. Contacted my giftees, one had already thrown hers away, the other will wait until spring to try hers. If this feeder requires the perfect reverse to create a vacuum, indicate it on the label and say 'not suitable for those with arthritis.'Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this recent expereince. We are sorry to hear that these feeders are leaking and would like to offer assistance. Our feeders are covered under a one year replacement policy. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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Hummingbird Feeders - Expert Tips
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 nectar is very important to the health of visiting hummingbirds birds. It is recommended that you clean your hummingbird feeder every week. more»
Hummingbird Feeders - FAQs
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 each week. If you are worried about bees and wasps or ants invading the feeder, purchase a hummingbird feeder with bee guards or ant guards. more»
Q: Where is the best place to hang my new hummingbird feeder?
A: Place your hummingbird feeder away from sun and wind. The sun may cause the mixture to turn bad and the wind may swing the feeder around, causing the mixture to spill. more»
Q:How do I attract hummingbirds to my feeder?
A: Hummingbirds will find your nectar feeder, although there are some steps you can take to help the tiny birds find it sooner. Tying a red ribbon on the feeder wire or pole will help them locate it. more»