Title: Brings Much Greater Variety of Birds!
Content: The media could not be loaded. I’m loving the Birdify Pro Perch. It’s very easy to replace the original perch with the upgraded model, and it has brought in a wide variety of new birds. There are spots for every different feature included with the perch (e.g., suet holder, hummingbird nectar orb, jelly tray, etc.). However, if you put them all up at the same time, the perch gets a little crowded. Because many types of birds are seasonal visitors to my area, it makes more sense to choose which specific features I want to add and when. Even when all the features are added at once, there is some space for the birds to move around; I just prefer a little more. There is no information or instruction in the box, but setup is reasonably intuitive. So far, my birds have used every feature except the hummingbird orb (as it’s not yet hummingbird season in my area) or the decorative sign (it’s very cute and I may include it in the future, but again, I prefer having a bit more room on the perch for now). Some of my birds have a habit of sitting on TOP of the orange or suet holder, which sometimes puts them out of view of the camera (as I already have it tipped “up” as far as possible, while still getting the edge of the seed tray in view, as is my preference), but that’s no fault of the perch itself. The trays are perfect for fruit or jelly (or in the summer, maybe a small amount of water, but it would have to be refilled often). A tip for those new to putting fruit/jelly out for birds: diced, red, seedless grapes work great (and they are usually cheaper and have less preservatives than bottled bird-jelly). And if you want some amount of really “jelly” jelly (rather than fruit-pieces), blended grapes are liquid initially, but thicken up to “jelly” surprisingly well, just sitting in the feeder tray over the course a day or so. I couldn’t find a ball of suet that fit the round suet holder (at least not in my local stores or for an at-all-reasonable price online). In a pinch, you could just cut a standard suet cake into quarters and put one piece in the holder. I, however, wanted to fill the container a bit more, so I melted pieces of a regular suet cake in a saucepan (slowly, on low heat, or it burns badly), and filled cupcake liners about 3/4 full (I used silicone cupcake liners, but I assume paper would work, if held stable by a cupcake pan or small bowls), and put them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Then, I took 2 of the suet “muffins” out of the liners and flipped one upside down on top of the other to create a “ball” that fit perfectly in the holder. TL;DR - The Birdify Pro Perch is a worthwhile upgrade from the basic Birdify perch. It brings a SIGNIFICANTLY wider range of birds to the feeder, provides more variation and nutrition, and is customizable for which birds you want to attract and/or what birds are in your area by season. If you’re enjoying your Birdify and thinking about adding this perch, I would recommend making the purchase.