The perfect bird feeder for your porch or back yard, with lofty design elements inspired by remix sources.
Choose the perch ring you like. They all fit the same base. Hang it with this Bottle Feeder Hook.
Use a Bottle Mate with a second cut-off bottle as a funnel to fill the feeder. Or buy a mid-sized funnel at the dollar store.
To attract larger fowl, check out my Big Bird Bottle Feeder which has a humongous perch for Big Birds.
Please post your bird feeding photos, that would be very cool. I'd like to see what kind of birds use this feeder.
October 5, 2018 Update
Added a version of the base with grip and no drain holes. This was requested by a maker using it to feed water to his baby chicks.
October 30, 2017 Update
Added grip to feeder chute for easier removal from the bottle. Prevents breakage when tempted to torque it off by the perch.
For ABS adhesion I use a skirt of 8 perimeters and offset 0.32 mm from the part.
Feel free to use your favorite materials and settings.
Glue the perch ring onto the base with ABS slurry or super glue. There are guide indentations in the base. Apply adhesive to the base rather than the perch to avoid messing up the base when you slide the perch into place. Experience, yeah.
The hanger is designed to be super-glued or epoxied onto any soda bottle. The half version should be stronger printed horizontally as two parts, then glued together. Or you can print the whole version upright, or horizontally with support.
For ABS, consider giving the feeder and hangers an acetone vapor bath to strengthen them and seal against moisture intrusion.
Your choice of any one of four unique perches. Choose the Wavy Perch to be the envy of your bird watching friends, or the Oval Perch to accommodate birds of various sizes. The 120 mm Circle Perch is the all-purpose perch, while the 100 mm Circle Perch is designed for smaller fowl such as finches.
Indented perch mounts for perfect alignment during assembly.
Elliptical perch cross-section is larger in the vertical direction for heavy bird-carrying strength while maintaining a comfortable circumference for roosting..
Perch supports are artistically differentiated from the perch ring by their proportionately diminished cross-section.
Food tray wall angled for aesthetics and easy printing.
Rounded cup lip for strength. Relatively small diameter discourages pooping in the food tray.
Narrowed upper feed release arch for cleaner bridging at the top.
Integrated super-strong internal support structure designed for maximum aviary support and minimal flow restrictions.
Taller feed chute gives birds Max Headroom.
Feed spreader cone has elliptical cross-section for smoother flow. This feature really shines when printed with fine layer height.
Rounded bottle mating surfaces to prevent damage to the bottleneck.
Thread detail recreated from scratch for printability, minimal material usage, and a tight fit. Designed to comply with neck-finish standard PCO 1881 ISBT, with thread pitch 2.7 mm. References: "SHORT, SHORTER, THE SHORTEST" by Anton Steeman; "PCO-1881 Voluntary Standard, 28mm CSD Finish" from International Society of Beverage Technologists.
For a limited time only, a free Bottle Mate is available as a BONUS! Easy filling. Find it in my other designs.