Model # 5140-2

Internet #202073494

Perky-Pet Fortress Squirrel Proof Feeder


Fortress Squirrel Proof Feeder

$23.99 /each

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Product Overview

The Topflight Fortress Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder features 2 long perches, 6 feeding ports and 6 lb. seed capacity. A unique, weight-activated seed protection system stops squirrels from eating seed. Comes with click-on weather guards.

  • 6 lb. seed capacity
  • 2 perches, 6 feeding ports
  • Unique, weight-activated seed protection system that stops squirrels from eating seed
  • Comes with click-on weather guards
  • Hang mount




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Customer Questions & Answers

how does the squirrel pruf work

Asked by: abagail
The design is that a squirrel's weight on the bar will close the door and frustrate them. The weight required can be controlled by a tension spring with 3 settings. Good concept, but the squirrels can sit on the unit above the doors. The squirrels do lose their balance and fall, but they haven't given up after a week.
Answered by: BeckyS
Date published: 2017-03-05
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Customer Reviews

Fortress Squirrel Proof Feeder is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Birds Confused The FORTRESS SQUIRREL PROOF FEEDER may be too much of a fortress. I have had it hanging for about a week, with very little interest. This may be because it is new. The feeder has three holes on each side that birds have to insert their heads into to obtain seeds. I watched a small bird twist it's head different ways and insert most of it's head into a hole, only to get one seed. It seemed to give up and flew to a different feeder with the same type of seeds. Larger wrens appeared to be too tall to sit on the perch and get their head into a hole. They gave up also. This feeder is easy to fill, but could weigh almost 10 pounds when completely full. I do not recommend this product
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More of a squirrel deterrent The feeder is on the larger size, holding 6 pounds of feed. The design is for a squirrel to perch on the bar and their weight will close the seed door. However, they can sit above the door and still get to the seeds. As they reach down, the feeder will swing, they lose their balance and fall. Despite having Cardinals and Blue Jays, I've only seen sparrows on the feeder. The other birds do clean up the seed on the ground from the squirrel antics. The instructions are very poor. Set it on the lightest tension, not the middle as suggested. You have to figure it out because nothing tells you which is the least tension. Also, I still don't know which horizontal bar to install the weatherproof panel. On the lower one, even sparrows can't get to the seed. Top or bottom, squirrels knock them off almost every day.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice feeder! I received this birdfeeder to test for Home Depot and like it! It holds a large volume of seeds so it doesn't require frequent restocking. Although it claims to be "squirrel proof" but I don't that there is anything that can keep out a determined squirrel! It does seem to certainly slow them down though. Only have had it a short time and the birds seem to be warming up to it. Good value.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Squirrel proof and almost bird proof 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.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If to many birds sit on it the feeder thinks there is a squirrel on it and closes up.
Date published: 2011-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Squirell proof, but they still get some. The foul weather clip on covers are weak at best. One side works ok, The feeder works the best thus far in the anti-squirrel category. The weather protectors work ok on one side, while the other side doesn't stay on. Out of the other 3 similar feeders, this one works the best thus far.
Date published: 2012-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor performance 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.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this feeder! 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!
Date published: 2015-08-06
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