Triple Tube feeder was designed to make feeding backyard
birds easy. It’s very simple to load: spin the plastic hood,
remove it, and then pour the seed into the three separate
tubes. Fill one tube with sunflower seeds, another with wild
bird seed, and the third with large nutmeats to attract the
widest variety of birds. Spin the hood back onto the top and
you’re in business.
The 12 feeding ports (four per vertical tube) and the round
fold-down doors are the key features on this feeder. The
door hole is large enough for most medium sized birds, such
as sparrows or jays, to access the seed when they are open.
When the doors are closed, a small hole in the center
restricts feeding to small-billed birds, like the nuthatches
and wrens, very useful when the local sparrow or starling
population discovers your feeder. These gluttons can devour
an entire tube of seed in a single day. Some of these
species are smart enough to peck at the door to open it, but
the doors snap shut making unauthorized opening difficult
(though some persistent jays may figure out how to open
Construction and Durability:The Triple Tube feeder is well constructed, made of acrylic,
polystyrene, and metal clad. The polystyrene hood is
designed to keep squirrels from raiding the seed – the
marauders slide off of it as they try. A small plastic tray
at the bottom of the tubes catches most of the discarded
seed, but some seed does end up on the ground. This feeder
is designed to withstand wet winters and hot summers.
This feeder is fairly easy to clean. This feeder isn’t the
easiest unit to clean, but it’s not impossible once you snap
off the bottom tray and soak it in a 1:10 diluted solution
of bleach and water. Remove the cruddy build-up at the
bottom of the tubes with a long, stiff wire brush purchased
at any hardware store.
This feeder is easy to assemble, and the top features a
large hook that can be attached to a branch with a metal
hanger. Assembly consists of snapping on the bottom tray and
inserting the small metal pegs (perches) into the holes
under the feeder ports. Baffles below each port prevent only
small clinging wrens and nuthatches from feeding if you
choose to remove the perches.
Ease of Use: Excellent
Ease of Filling: Excellent
Birds Attracted: Most songbirds, wrens, nuthatches.
Summary: Fill your feeder less frequently with this
large-capacity, easy to use tube-style feeder. The sliding
port doors keep out the sparrows, and the hood successfully
blocks squirrels. The triple tube style allows you to feed
three different types of seeds to attract a wide variety of
Capacity: 10 lbs of seed.
Size: 24 inches high, 12 inches diameter.
Easy to fill.
Sliding feeder doors can be used to restrict sparrows and
Holds three different types of seed.
Heavy when filled.
Seed may become damp and sprout at the bottom.
Top is plastic, not metal as it looks in the photo.