Thursday, August 6, 2009

Perky Pet Hummingbird Feeder - Giveaway #4



THE GREAT GARDEN GIVEAWAY BONANZA #4


On Monday I started my garden giveaway series sponsored by Birdfeeders.com, and I gave you a chance to win the beautiful pink glass feeder. Because of the weight of the glass, that feeder requires a strong branch or bracket. If you have a need of a lighter weight feeder, this one from Perky Pet is perfect. It's made completely of plastic but has the look of glass with two hummingbirds etched on the side. The top and bottom easily twist off for filling and cleaning. This one has four white primrose flowers at the feeding site with perches for the females (I understand they are the only ones to sit while eating, maybe due to the weight of those "giant" eggs?)



You'll need some nectar to keep your little hummers happy. This is perfectly balanced to suit their high metabolism. Make sure you don't keep your feeder in the hot sun so the nectar won't spoil.




A clean feeder makes for happy hummers. These Cleaning Mops from Perky Pet are just great. I've had a chance to use mine for the first time and I can tell you, it is so much easier than trying to use a cloth or sponge. Keep your cleaning mop just for hummingbird feeder use, so as to not cross-contaminate.

Are you ready? Enter to win this whole set, now!!!!

1. Leave a comment about something you learned at the Birdfeeders.com site.


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.


4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!


Open to US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at midnight ET
Watch the sidebar for links to all 10 giveaways!



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141 comments:

cdziuba said...

I had the absolutely delightful experience of seeing Anna's Hummingbirds in Colorado, and here's what I learned from the site:

Anna's Hummingbird
The Anna’s Hummingbird was named after Anna Massena, Duchess of Rivoli, a European noblewoman in Italy during the 19th century.


Due to their high metabolism, they must eat constantly, feasting on nectar and insects, giving them energy for flapping their wings at incredible speeds.

cdziuba said...

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TRUN said...

I learned about the different type of hummingbirds in the bird library.

Amanda S. said...

I learned that you should place your bird bath in the shade, near trees or shrubs if possible. The shade keeps the water from evaporating quickly and keeps it fresher.

cdziuba said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/3166428695

andersonann48 said...

I learned that clean water is a good thing for birds and they need it for bathing and it is essential for birds to bathe regurarly. I am a huge bird and nature lover and hummingbirds are one of my favorites!I wouldloveto win this!Thanks,A.Anderson

Linda said...

Birds need a water source so they can keep their feathers clean so they can fly properly.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Danetta said...

I learned that it is believed that the first hummingbird species developed during the ice age.
talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I am a Google follower
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Emilie said...

Hummingbirds eat insects as well as nectar.

emvark at gmail dot com

Emilie said...

Follower, too!

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Danetta said...

I blogged about this great giveaway
http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/08/thyme-for-herbs-great-garden-giveaway_06.html
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mverno said...

Birds need a water source so they can keep their feathers clean mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

My mother lives in her garden, and I thought that this hummingbird feeder would be a wonderful addition to her garden. Of all the things she has in her garden, she does not have one of these yet.

I was interested in the types of food birds enjoy. I learned that Black-Oil Sunflower is preferred by most birds, and that it is high in protein and can be purchased without shells to eliminate waste.

I was most interested in what hummingbirds eat since the prize involves those speedy birds, and I discovered that you can buy hummingbird nectar. Also, the rumors were right that you can use homemade sugar-water to feed hummingirds birds as well.

I hope I win so that I can surprise my mom with the gift, and also so I can enjoy some days of birdwatching with her on the back patio.

lacey(dot)deroche(at)selu(dot)edu

amy mayer said...

I learned that it is believed that the first hummingbird species developed during the ice age.--CRAZY thought! (comment by bajjmayer@aol.com)

sibabe64 said...

Hummingbirds can be very aggressive and territorial

hondaray6 said...

The Birdfeeders.com bird lirary id amazing! I may never have to thumb thru my bird book again! I only knew about Baltiomore Orioles, but there are several other kinds! Thanks!

hondaray6 said...

I tweeted-
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hondaray6 said...

I follow your blog

hondaray6 said...

I subscribe via google reader

CathyH said...

I learned you can easily order replacement feeder flowers and bee guards for your hummingbird feeders

CathyH said...

i follow your blog, thank you and Birdfeeders.com for the great giveaway!

barbara.montyj said...

Since I'm partial to hummingbirds, I found this interesting.
The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird found in the United States and Canada.

barbara.montyj said...

Tweet!
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TZel said...

I learned that in order to create e your own place for birds to gather and to observe them better, you should provide three basic things: food, water and shelter. Thanks for the chance!

Kerri said...

I learned that the American Goldfinch has an amazing, daring courtship ritual. The male circles the female in midflight.
Lots of interesting info on this site. It's a good one.

spitfyr323 said...

I learned that "the ruby-throated hummingbird's nest usually can be found in a very well-protected tree or shrub on a downward-sloping tree limb generally about 10-20 feet above the ground."

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spitfyr323 said...

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blabla3269 said...

that they must eat all the time to keep up their strength

makeetis said...

I learned there are like 11 different hummingbirds..I didn't know there were that many of them.
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Dar said...

If I sit very quietly in the early evening, hummingbirds almost touch your face as they flit from flower to flower. They're my fave!

lsfish said...

I learned: To create your own bird haven, you will want to start with the three essentials: food, water and shelter.

Deci Worland said...

I learned that Birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly. The best bird baths have a shallow basin with a slight slope so the birds can wade into the water.

Deci Worland said...

I follow via Google.

Anonymous said...

Hummingbirds must constantly eat to stay strong.

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Brenda said...

I learned that the smallest bird in the US and Canada is the Calliope Hummingbird, named for Calliope, the muse of heroic poetry.

Angela said...

I learned that the male and female robin look a lot alike!

theflyingacc said...

I hope I am not a day late and a dollar short>>I did not enter yesterday>> late entry
I cannot add all the wonderful things I am learning>> love that little mop cleaner>> it has so many uses

llinda29 said...

Please do not attempt to make a return without getting a RGA first!

sphinx63 said...

I learned that to create your own bird haven, you will want to start with the three essentials: food, water and shelter.

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puye said...

I 'd love to win

Tami said...

i signed up with google reader

Tami said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/agodlyhomemaker/status/3184872742

idahodad7 said...

I learned that there are multiple species of hummingbirds.

Anonymous said...

female hummingbirds sit while they feed.

kdkdkd said...

I learned you can track the 2009 Hummingbird Migration Season through thier site - how cool. Just has one visit our kitchen window the other day - we really need to put a feeder out there

Anonymous said...

I learned that birds need a source of water constantly so that they can keep their feathers clean and fly properly.

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Anonymous said...

I subscribe via email.

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sfyates said...

I'd love to win this birdfeeder it's lovely I'm sure the birds would love this. I would like to try those safer pantry traps when I move to an apartment.

jbeckett said...

I learned that birdfeeders.com is a good place to buy replacement parts for bird feeders.

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

I learned they make hummingbird feeders with insect blockers which is what I need bec wasps keep getting into mine.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

idahomom said...

Birds must keep the feathers clean in order to fly.

clynsg said...

The site mentions that hummingbirds can be very aggressive--I know this to be true, since my son-in-law's mother was literally attacked by the birds when she was slow in getting the feeders refilled!

clynsg at yahoo.com

clynsg said...

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Anonymous said...

The Anna’s Hummingbird was named after Anna Massena, Duchess of Rivoli, a European noblewoman in Italy during the 19th century.

oldnehamkin at yahoo dot com

msmouse871 said...

that hummingbirds do a non-stop flight of up to 500 miles, which takes approximately 18-22 hours.

barbara said...

I learned: If you are hanging your feeder from a tree branch, try and locate it at least twelve feet from any tree trunk or limb and at least four feet up from the ground. This will prevent squirrels from either jumping from the tree or up from the ground onto the feeder.

barbara said...

I follow you on blogger

barbara said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/3196801595

Kevin V said...

I just got into feeding hummingbirds at moms place, she is homebound and noticed a hummingbird at her window one day. This was about mothers day, so found a neat little window mounted feeder. While looking around on birdfeeders.com, I never knew there were so many types of hummingbirds.

It took a while to get our first customer, I found a way to attract them with some red yarn, and shiny ribbon that moves in the wind ... and now, I get a call from mom every time she gets one there, we talk about the color of the bird and try to identify the type it is, and also to see if its the same one/s. It's a neat little hobby I never thought I'd get into. Also gives mom and I something to talk about and makes me feel good I got her a feeder.

Thanks for the chance to win another bigger feeder, would be neat to enlarge our "customer base" hehe

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Pam said...

I learned that thistle is used for gold finches.

Thanks so much!
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Pam said...

I'm a follower,

Thanks so much!
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Anonymous said...

I learned that hummingbirds eat
insects. Thanks
Cathy Truman
kbtruman@aol.com

Egare1 said...

I learned that all the birds I see around here (cardinals, chickadees and titmice) all like black-oil sunflower seeds!

I know what I'll be stocking up on!

Egare1 said...

I'm a follower and a subscriber!

jeannie said...

Hummingbirds can be especially territorial and aggressive birds. A dominate male can overpower a single feeder defending his food supply. Try a feeder that has large plastic flowers disguising each feeding port. These may block the dominant hummingbird's view of other birds. Another solution is to place several feeders in different parts of your yard.

Anonymous said...

Rufous Hummingbird is known for its feisty nature and aggression at bird feeders.
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ehhogan said...

They have a bird library on their site

ehhogan at bellsouth.net

djgroz said...

I learned that the American Goldfinch has an amazing, daring courtship ritual. The male circles the female in midflight.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

erma said...

A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Terry H. said...

I learned that "Anna's Hummingbird" are known for consuming more insects than the typical hummingbird.
hodges179@hughes.net

JeansandTs said...

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I learned that bird houses are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes.

djgroz said...

The Calliope Hummingbird is the smallest bird found in the United States and Canada.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

Shelly said...

Bird houses are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean.

Shelly said...

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Shelly said...

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Deb said...

I learned that you should always put your bird bath in the shade. Thanks for the giveaway.

Molly K said...

I learned that Black-Oil Sunflower is preferred by the greatest variety of birds.

Molly K said...

I subscribe.

TXsunlover said...

I learned that Orioles are also attracted to fruit, especially orange slices.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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TXsunlover said...

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weblynx said...

I learned there are many species of hummingbirds

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kngmckellar said...

I learned that hummingbirds eat insects as well as nectar.

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Anonymous said...

Food, water & shelter is needed for a bird haven! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

Colengal said...

Nyjer and Thistle seed are tiny seeds that are the universal feed of choice for house finches and the colorful goldfinches..
Ive been getting the big guys at my feeder. I may switch feed

Lauren said...

I learned that some hummingbirds migrate through my area during the summer!

Jere said...

I learned something that could help in my current bird feeding area....If wild birds are creating a mess of shells and seeds under your feeder, consider adding a seed tray to catch all the debris. It eliminates waste and adds extra space for birds to land and eat.

singermagic1 said...

I learned that it is believed that the first hummingbird species developed during the ice age

Chris said...

Hummingbirds eat insects as well as nectar.

clc408 said...

I learned that there are 11 kinds of hummingbirds.

djgroz said...

You should place your bird bath in the shade, near trees or shrubs if possible. The shade keeps the water from evaporating quickly and keeps it fresher.
Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

Deb said...

I didn't know that birds must keep their feathers clean to fly properly. I just thought they splashed around in water because they were having fun!! :)

Deb said...

I'm a follower

Deb said...

I subscribe to your feed

Smooshy said...

hummingbirds need to constantly eat!

2kidsblogger said...

I learned you can track the 2009 Hummingbird Migration Season

we have multiple hummers everyday that would love this!

2kidsblogger said...

i a subscriber!

2kidsblogger said...

i am a google follower

ladyvon said...

I learned that House Sparrows can swim if absolutely necessary.

ladyvon said...

I subscribe via email.

LittleEagle said...

Hummingbirds have been revered in artwork since ancient times.

Anonymous said...

flapping their wings like that, how do they have time to hum?

VickieB said...

I learned I learned that Ruby-throats migration north spans a period of about 3-months.

VickieB said...

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Rita said...

I learned that hummingbirds can be aggressive & territorial, so to prevent one hummingbird from hogging all the food, you can place multiple feeders in different locations.

Rita said...

I'm a email subscriber.

kathy pease said...

Mixed Mixed bird seed - House FinchSeed is a popular seed choice and comes in a great variety of blends. It is best to buy those mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell.

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Nettie said...

Clean water is necessary for birds to bathe regurarly.

kathy pease said...

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Renee said...

I learned that Hummingbirds.net tracks hummingbirds all across the country!

Anonymous said...

i learned that the female ruby-throated hummingbird doesn't have a red patch; it's throat is generally white.

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purango said...

I learned that Black-Oil Sunflower is preferred by the greatest variety of birds. garrettsambo@aol.com

Miranda said...

I learned that birds need a source of water constantly so that they can keep their feathers clean and fly properly.

Candie said...

Bird feeders are a great start, but also consider planting some fruit-or-berry-bearing shrubs and trees. Thank you

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Snickerzmom said...

If you are hanging your feeder from a tree branch, try and locate it at least twelve feet from any tree trunk or limb and at least four feet up from the ground. This will prevent squirrels from either jumping from the tree or up from the ground onto the feeder.

Gabriel J. said...

I learned that the American Goldfinch has a daring courtship ritual.

tina said...

i learned that birds must have a water supply so they can keep their feathers clean so they can fly properly thanks for the chance i would love to win this it reminds me of my nana thanks again eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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i subscribe by email thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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Nancy said...

I learned that it is believed that the first hummingbird species developed during the ice age!. I love hummingbirds. Thank you for the chance to win. Good luck everybody.
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tina said...

i tweeted your giveway thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com
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lilyk said...

I learned that Allen's Hummingbirds breed in a small strip of land along the Pacific Coast, starting in southwest Oregon and continuing into southern California.

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lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

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Nancy said...

Birds must keep their feathers clean to be able to fly properly.
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Nancy said...

I follow your blog.
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Nancy said...

I subscribe to your feed.
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Nancy said...

I tweeted.
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Laureen said...

I had no idea there were so many different types of hummingbirds! There are 11 on the site and I found out that the Ruby-Throated hummingbird is the one that I've seen every once in a while in my area. Thanks!

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Laureen said...

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!

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Laureen said...

I tweeted:

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whitechocolatecherries said...

I learned that you can use plastic wrap to break up the reflection in your windows to protect birds.

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Gianna said...

To create your own bird haven, you will want to start with the three essentials: food, water and shelter :)