We were asked the below question today from Claire:
I have just received some of these feeders and it will be very interesting to see if they are parrot proof as there are lots of ring necked parakeets around London that plague bird feeders.
Do you know if the feeder is parakeet proof?
If it is I would suggest you market these around the London area as many bird feeders are raided by parrots and the parrots deter smaller birds from feeders.
This is a very interesting question and one we have had to do some research on.
In theory yes, the Pest-Off Bird feeder should be Parakeet proof - they weigh between 100-150g. Perch deflects at 65g-70g. If anyone can confirm this by witness then that would be much appreciated - just send in your pictures please!
Mostly emerald green with very long tail, and pink and black neck ring.
|Length: 38-42 cm (15-17")|
|Wing Span: 42-48 cm (17-19")|
|Weight: 100-150 g (3½-5½ oz)||
Like the male, but no neck ring.
|Breeding Pairs: 5 000|
|Present: All Year|