Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 33
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dlb1591 Leaks!
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
September 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Papi Joe Best 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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Humming22 Love 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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
August 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bird lovers Leaky model-company should replace complimentary
They 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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
June 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hummyfeeder Useless - leaks like a faucet
After 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.
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Medservant Great 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!
June 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peabee Even the hummers hate it
The 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.
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kinthefog Nope, pick another feeder....
I have a lot of hummingbird feeders....at least a dozen, all over the yard. I've been eyeing this top fill feeder for some time, but the reviews made me hesitate. This week I broke down and bought one. I've filled and refilled, watched the video, followed the steps, and the thing just leaks like crazy.....yesterday I thought I'd finally gotten it right, hung it and watched, no drips. 1/2 hour later, no drips. This morning, the entire thing had emptied onto the patio. I'm sick of being sticky, sick of cleaning it up, it's just not worth the bother. I don't even want to give it away and dump it on someone else. I to the trash it goes, and I'm heading out tomorrow to find a new feeder.....very sad, this was a great idea, poorly executed.
March 18, 2016