|Dimensions||27.5"h x 5.5"w x 5.5"d|
|Mounting||Hang or pole mount|
|Construction||UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal|
|Instruction Manual||Click here to view or download the New Generation Sunflower Feeder instruction manual.|
|Warranty||Droll Yankees Forever Promise|
|Prop 65 Warning||WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.|
2 Year Manufacturing Warranty: Register your product online here. Once you register, the Forever Promise covers all feeders, accessories and components from manufacturing and materials defects for 2 years or 24 months from date of purchase. Droll Yankees will repair or replace, at its discretion, any manufacturing defect in these products free of charge. The Forever Promise does not cover damage through normal wear and tear, weather, or bear, raccoon or other animal damage.
Lifetime Squirrel-Damage Warranty: If your feeder is badly damaged by squirrels, to the extent that the effectiveness of the feeder is compromised, The Forever Promise also includes a lifetime warranty against squirrel-damage on all our products.
- Replacement Tube for 23 in New Generation Sunflower or Mixed Seed Feeders
- Replacement Base for Green New Generation® 2.5 in Diameter Feeders
- Replacement Ports for Green New Generation 2.5 in Diameter Feeders
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Excellent product! I've had this for several years - longer than I can remember. The squirrels have chewed on the metal more than I thought they would, but I am very impressed at the strength of the plastic. A few years ago a bear took a bite and cracked the plastic, but it was still very usable. Again two weeks ago a bear took the feeder down, added another crack, but must have been able to open the top and was able to empty the feeder. Well, about 2am this morning Mr. Bear came back. Must have had a little trouble opening the top this time. I watched him carry it a few hundred feet away before laying down with it. I could hear him repeatedly crunching into it. I retrieved the feeder when I woke up later this morning. It took three bear hits over the last several years to finally completely demolish it. I tried to attach a photo of the remains, but that apparently isn't allowed. Very impressive product, which I will definitely be repurchasing.
Hello Linda, Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Having bears at your feeders can ultimately be dangerous if not addressed before the bears become accustomed to a regular meal. I would recommend reading this article to see if there is a way to help your particular issue: http://birding.about.com/od/Care/a/Protect-Bird-Feeders-From-Bears.htm Some highlights from the article are: Mount Feeders Properly: Bears will climb poles to reach feeders or may lean on poles to knock feeders down. A sturdy metal pole with the feeder 10-12 feet high is best to discourage bears, but the pole should be secure enough in the ground that it cannot be knocked over or easily uprooted. Alternative Foods: Bears are most attracted to suet and seed feeders, but will also sip at leaking nectar feeders or tray feeders where fruit is offered. Instead of offering these treats to backyard birds, offer bitter-tasting safflower seed and plant natural sources of food such as seed-bearing flowers, berry-producing bushes or flowers for hummingbirds. Eliminate Other Foods: Bears wandering into backyards for birdseed may find other easy foods that tempt them to stay. Remove outdoor pet foods, keep trash secure, tend compost piles properly to eliminate odors and speed decomposition, and keep barbecue grills clean so there are no other smells or foods that could lure bears. Lights On: Install motion sensor-operated lights of the highest safe wattage aimed at the bird feeders. Bears will trigger the lights when they approach and will not like the disruption to their vision. Most bears will then head for darker areas away from the feeders where they feel more secure. I hope this information helps you! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST).
I've been using this feeder for many, many years. It is easy to fill using a Droll Yankee seed scoop. It is also fairly easy to clean. I have gone through several tubes because of squirrel damage, but recently, some critter finally managed to break one of the metal feeding ports! I came home one day to find the feeder hanging at an odd angle and discovered one of the bottom, metal feeding ports was broken and part of it was missing. The squirrels have chewed on them over the years but I can't imagine how they finally manage to break one. All-in-all, this is a very good bird feeder.
Hello Connie, Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Our warranty covers defective parts and squirrel damage: http://drollyankees.com/lifetime-warranty/ Would you be able to send us a picture of the damage to email@example.com? Please also include your Name, Address, and Phone Number for shipping purposes, so that if it’s covered we can send you replacement part(s) free of charge. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!
Nice feeder. I bought it because of the metal parts. I can't deter the squirrels but at least they can't chew this one up. I might try upgrading to a squirrel proof feeder in the future. The first one I bought was plastic and they chewed it up anyway.