#1.Brome Thistle Feeder
If you want the best thistle feeder, you should definitely take a look at the Brome Thistle Feeder. This unit can hold about 2.5 pounds of thistle/nyjer seeds and has 4 metal porches and 8 feeding ports. It is basically fully loaded and is probably the most durable out of all of the other feeders we tried out.
Best Thistle Feeder
- #1.Brome Thistle Feeder
- #2.Aspects 398 Thistle Tube Feeder
- #3.Woodlink NATUBE9 Thistle Finch Feeder
- #4.Bird Quest 17″ Spiral Thistle Bird Feeder
- #5.Droll Yankees Hanging Tube Bird Feeder
#1.Brome Thistle Feeder
If you are looking for the best thistle feeder, the Brome Thistle Feeder is one of the better options. This thing is super durable and accessible, and the birds love it. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. This is one of those thistle feeders that is truly squirrel-proof. So when an adult squirrel or large animal jumps on the unit, it will automatically close the shroud and deny access.
Additionally, the unit is chew-proof, which means that it is pretty hard for squirrels and other animals to chew through the material and break it open. Also, it is quite easy to install and doesn’t require tools. Finally, the standout feature is the seed ventilation system, which is simply better than that of other brands and keeps the seed fresher longer and in turn attracts more birds.
#2.Aspects 398 Thistle Tube Feeder
When it comes to the best thistle feeder, we think the Aspects 398 is definitely a wise choice. This one has a 1.75 liter capacity and contains 10 feeding stations, for all types of birds. We think the stand-out feature is the fact that it has a cool seed deflector in the base, which serves to help birds in removing seeds easily.
Also, this tube feeder is built rock solid as it is made of heavy, die-cast metal caps as well as a clear polycarbonate tube that is UV stabilized. So basically it is indestructible. And finally, we like that there is a quick clean removable base that allows for some easy washing, making this unit one of the easiest to clean out there.
#3.Woodlink NATUBE9 Thistle Finch Feeder
Next, we have the Woodlink NATUBE9, which is the best thistle feeder if you are on a budget and looking to get the best bang for the buck. It holds about 2 pounds of seeds and has 8 ports for birds. Our favorite feature is basically the fact that they are extremely easy to clean and that they are inexpensive. For the price, you won’t be able to find a better deal with better build quality and durability.
Also, it is not a wired mesh feeder and is built in a way such that it is pretty hard to have the seeds get wet. Unfortunately, it is not exactly squirrel-proof since it is made of plastic. Another minor annoyance is that the bottom is a bit tough to get off and you have to unscrew something in order to get the bottom out.
#4.Bird Quest 17″ Spiral Thistle Bird Feeder
We like the Bird Quest Spiral Thistle Bird Feeder because as the name implies, it has this cool spiral perch that somehow does a good job in attracting more birds while allowing something for the birds to play on. On this bird feeder, there are 9 thistle ports. In terms of construction and durability, it has a nice aluminum and stainless steel construction and feels great to the touch.
Also, unlike some other thistle bird feeders, the bottom of the Bird Quest feeder is quite easy to come off and is very easy to clean efficiently without getting your hands too dirty. And lastly, it comes fully assembled so you don’t have to do anything but find a good spot to hold it at and fill it with tasty seeds for birds.
#5.Droll Yankees Hanging Tube Bird Feeder
Finally, we have the Droll Yankees Hanging Tube Bird Feeder, which is great if you want a super long bird feeder that holds up to 20 seed ports. This is the party feeder and hub for all birds. Besides being a very tall feeder enough for birds of all sizes, it also features offsetting ports, so birds don’t bump into each other when feeding.
Also, the metal tops and bases use zinc die-casting, which makes them stronger and longer lasting. Also, the clear polycarbonate tube is UV stabilized, so it won’t yellow over time. We like that it is also kind of squirrel-proof as it features a chew-proof stainless steel wire hanger loop that is built to last.