The Bottom Line
The Planter Box Hummingbird Feeder from Perky-Pet is ideal for anyone just starting to feed hummingbirds or avid backyard birders who want to add extra hummingbird feeding stations quickly and easily. This tiny feeder is attractive, convenient and versatile, and makes a fine addition to flower boxes, hanging planters, window boxes or flower beds.
- Ideal for flower boxes and other small spaces.
- Removable bee guard included.
- Mouth is same width as reservoir for easy filling.
- Small capacity not suitable for many birds.
- Single feeding port may encourage territorial aggression.
- Thin hanging rod can bend easily.
- Name: Planter Box Hummingbird Feeder With Hanging Rod
- Manufacturer: Perky-Pet
- Feeder Type: Hummingbird / Nectar
- Height: 5.5” (14.0 cm)
- Diameter: 1.5” (3.8 cm)
- Capacity: 3 ounces
- Construction: Plastic
- Price: $5.22 (via Perky-Pet; prices from other retailers may vary)
Guide Review - Planter Box Hummingbird Feeder from Perky-Pet
Though small, the Planter Box Hummingbird Feeder is thoughtfully designed and is one of the easiest, most convenient hummingbird feeders available. With the hanging hook this feeder can be quickly placed in a flowerbed, hanging basket, planter box or window box, instantly adding a sweet treat for visiting hummingbirds. Though the only red on the feeder is on the narrow cap, placing the feeder in an area with hummingbird flowers will help it attract hungry birds. The hanging rod is thin and can be unsteady unless it is driven deeply into a secure position, but the V-shaped holder at the top of the feeder’s reservoir is wide enough to use different hanging hooks, giving this feeder even more flexibility.
The simple feeder design has a single feeding port which won’t accommodate many birds, but it is easy to refill and because the feeder is inexpensive, several feeders can be used in the same area. The screw-on base is easy to remove and is the same width as the entire reservoir, so refilling does not require a surgically precise hand to avoid drips or spills. When filled, the feeder does not easily leak even when tipped, and the included bee guard can be used or removed as desired.
This feeder is perfect as a gift for birders or to introduce anyone to the joy of feeding hummingbirds. Rarely are hummingbird feeders as user-friendly and bird-friendly as this design, and one or more of these planter box feeders can turn any size garden into a delightful hummingbird buffet.