Invite more finches to your yard with a durable, attractive, and easy-to-clean tube feeder. Since a clean feeder is the key to keeping wild birds healthy and well-fed, Quick-Clean tube feeders are the easiest to clean and maintain - no tools necessary! Simply squeeze the release buttons on the bottom of the feeder to remove the base. All Quick-Clean feeders are constructed of heavy-duty zinc die cast components, UV-stabilized polycarbonate tube and stainless steel hardware. Plastic perch covers on all 8 feeding ports allow birds to grip perches more comfortably, encouraging longer visits to the feeder. 1 1/4 quart capacity designed for Nyjer thistle seed, fine sunflower chips, or a mix of the two. Hang from pole or tree limb. Tube measures 4" diameter x 14-1/4" long and has 5" steel hanger.
We recommend filling with our exclusive Drs. Foster & Smith Nyjer Thistle Seed.
Take the two shorter perches and insert them into the holes on the Quick-Clean base. Hand-tighten with nuts provided. Carefully push the remaining 5 1/2" long perches into the hex shaped holes on the clear seed tube until equal amounts of the perch extend on either side of the tube. Push the soft plastic perch covers over the ends of the hex perches until the covers fit tightly against the feeder. The perch covers allow birds to grip the perch with ease, encouraging longer feeder visits.
It is very important to clean your feeder. Do not let seed accumulate in the bottom of the feeder. The Quick-Clean base makes cleaning your feeder easy. We suggest a quick cleaning of the inside of the bottom of the feeder each time you refill the feeder. To remove the Quick-Clean base, simply squeeze the two black buttons on either side of the base and slide the base down. For a more thorough cleaning, the seed deflector may also be removed. Squeeze the side of the seed deflector and slide it up and off the base unit. Clean out the residue and replace the deflector and base.
This feeder can be hung from a pole system or tree limb. If you have not been feeding the birds, place the feeder in a spot where the birds are likely to notice it. Place it in the open, and ideally, within 1-12 feet of some shrubs or trees where birds can land and feel safe. Initially sprinkle one to two handfuls of seed on the ground beneath the feeder to help the birds locate it. Once the birds have located your feeder, you can move it to a good viewing place and the birds will come to the feeder at its new location.