Ratings and reviews
Customer reviews (8)
CJ fatballs are very popular and the customers are often large and very forceful feeders. The hooks on this product aren't a good fit and they're too easy to dislodge, chucking everything on the ground, but at the same time the device is tricky to open for refilling.
Easy to fill and liked by the small birds. Has lasted nearly two years without issue.
Sparrows very happy with this feeder
I bought this just over a year ago, and have decided to buy a second one. Not because anything went wrong with the first one - quite the opposite! I frequently watch four sparrows feeding at a time, with more waiting on the dryer, so think they would appreciate another feeder so they can all dine together. Very robust, still looks like new.
Fine if you want to feed crows
But not if you don't. I put 5 fatballs in this in the morning. The crows had eaten them all by evening. I've now ditched this for one with much smaller holes.
Feeder works fine. Sometimes the hooks do come out, but it is the work of a second to re-insert. Great for what it is.
Not sure why the other reviews are so bad? I've had mine for over a year and it's still going strong. Get lots of squirrels in the garden so I have some squirrel proof feeders as well. Yes they do try and bite the metal lid as the supplier said below, and this causes bits of paint to chip, but it's not a big deal. As for the review saying the lid doesn't fit because of the hooks. Huh? The hooks are permanently fitted through the eyes, they are the end part of an upside down 'u' shaped hanging hook that fits through the lid and onto the body of the item. Occasionally when you swing the lid open the hooks can catch, causing the lid to be misaligned. It's happened to me a few times. All you have to do is open the lid again, letting the hanging hook fall down to one side, then simply lift and close again. Maybe the other reviewer was unlucky and it happened unpacking, so they didn't figure out the very easy fix?? This is a great item, holds 4 fat balls easily and hangs just fine. No problems at all.