My Spy Birdhouse allows you to combine your birdwatching hobby with your inner voyeur by attaching the birdhouse to your window and watching the birds up close.
The birdhouse, a Lenfest Media Group product, has a transparent acrylic wall that lets you see right into the birdhouse and catch all the action of the birds‘ lives, including building nests and hatching and raising their young. Aside from giving birdwatching lovers a good up close peek inside the lives of our feathered friends, it touts itself as a great way to educate children and teach them how to observe without disturbing.
My Spy Birdhouse Features
My Spy Birdhouse looks like a regular birdhouse except that the back wall is transparent and instead of hanging it in a tree, you put it against a window of your house with all-weather suction cups. Then, you just wait for birds to take up residence and observe them as much as you like.
The My Spy Birdhouse, which you can paint to customize to your tastes, comes with a two-way mirror so you can see into the birdhouse, but the birds can’t see into your house. It also comes with a privacy card that you hang against your window on the inside so light from your house won’t disturb them during the night or if you just want to give the birds some privacy at any time.
It will accommodate any small birds like wrens, nuthatches and chickadees and includes a perch for the birds.
While the My Spy Birdhouse doesn’t have any online consumer reviews yet, it has been reviewed positively by other review sites.
My Spy Birdhouse Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies
You get the My Spy Birdhouse with perch, the indoor privacy card and the two-way mirror for $14.99, plus $7.99 shipping and handling for a total of $22.98.
For an extra $7.99 in shipping fees, you can also get an Up-Close Bird Feeder that attaches to your window via suction cups and allows you to watch birds feeding up close. You are not obligated to purchase the bird feeder, but if you do, the total comes to $30.97.
The My Spy Birdhouse is covered by a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with it. As per usual, you will receive your purchase price back, but not the shipping and handling fees and you will have to pay to ship it back to the company.
You can email email@example.com or call customer service at 1-888-406-1765 Monday through Friday from 8:00am-10:00pm EST if you have inquiries.
Bottom Line – Should you buy the My Spy Birdhosue?
The biggest questions about the My Spy Birdhouse are whether the materials are strong and whether the suction cups will hold. It would be nothing less than horrifying to have the suction cups fail when there is a nest full of babies in the birdhouse. Without any consumer reviews to go by, that is impossible to tell.
The My Spy Birdhouse is fairly inexpensive and if it does work, would be a good idea for a bird watching enthusiast. For a relatively small risk financially, it could make a good gift for a bird watcher. However, the real risk is to the birds that nest in it.
I NEVER order off the TV commercials for the reasons listed above. If it is a decent product it will show up in the stores. I bought our MySpy birdhouse at CVS (also saw them at Target & WalMart) for $15. The instructions were clear & easy to follow. We had no trouble putting it together. I cleaned the window before I put the suction cups on (they won’t stick on dirt), & wiped the suction cups with a damp cloth before I stuck them on the window like the instructions said. So far, it is sticking fine.
I like the fact that the bird house is plastic for several reasons: easy to clean, light weight, & won’t rot/deteriorate. I did not use the mirror because I was afraid it might scare the birds away, so I taped the cardboard screen on the inside of the window instead, hoping it will block more light & movement. We will peek when we have a nest.
So far, I am very pleased. I just hope we have a family move in!
When I received my two bird boxes I opened them and they were both used, dirty boxes. Made of cheap flimsy plastic, not real wood like I thought. When I called customer service to return them they were rude and they weren't going to pay for the shipping of the used boxes, but I explained that it wasn't my fault they sent me used boxes, with some talking they agreed to pay. I got a refund but they didn't refund $14.99, and when I called to ask why they told me for processing and handling. Their customer service people are rude, and actually hung up on me. When I called back to speak to a supervisor he flat out told me they will keep the $14.99 even though I tried to explain to him that it was their error sending me used dirty boxes. Worst product and company doesn't care about making things right. I would gave it zero stars!
I've used the my spy birdhouse for 2 years with no problems. Suction cups didn't fail, but I put duck tape on all 4 sides just in case. I take it down for the winter and put back in spring. Put mine out end of Feb and March 31 I had the start of a nest. The birds can't see you! They aren't disturbed in any way. We have the "do not disturb" curtain up also, so if we put the light on they can't see it. My kids love it!
You can buy this birdhouse at Toys R Us. I paid $13.00 including the taxes. So far it seems decent. Hopefully the birds nest in it. If not, I took a gamble and only paid $13.00 and didn't have to pay shipping and all the other nonsense I read so far in these reviews with the billing issues etc.
Quality is also decent. It came with double sided tape and the suction cups. I decided to use the double sided tape - it's very secure; no worries about it falling. I also used the 2 way mirror. Just so you know the 2 way mirror gets applied to the inside of your window - not outside or on the plastic panel of the birdhouse.
I just wanted to say. I just bought this product and I have not yet had any birds yet because it takes a while, but you guys know you can buy this bird house at Walgreen's for about 19.99. I would buy it there not online if you all are having problems with your credit cards and the money issue.
This is a horrible company. They way over charged me. I ordered 5 and they charged me for 11 and on each house I was charged 14.98 for shipping. I am calling them on Monday to complain AND I'm sending this to the for fraud.
Sucks! SCAMMERS! Worst product and worst customer service EVER!
Deceptive advertising! They will sell your information including your credit card number! Please all who have bought file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau! This company needs to be shut down and have a class action lawsuit against them! Do not buy from this company! If you really want this bird house then I would suggest buying one from someone else you already bought it and wants to get rid of it, at least you don't have to worry about your information being sold and being overcharged. This product is a joke and the suction cups do not work. It is not fantasy baby birds fall from their house to the ground and I'm pretty sure its not fun for kids to be watching that! Stay away from them!
Was taken in by the commercial which made it look like the birdhouses were fashioned with wood, not cheap plastic! I placed my order over the phone and never spoke to a person as I placed the order. I declined all the items I didn't want - like the bird feeders. I asked for two houses only, yet I was billed for four! Plus two bird feeders. I sent an email to change my order and never heard back. I called their number but was told that my order didn't even exist. I fired off yet another email, saying not to send so many items. Nothing! The items did arrive but I was thoroughly disappointed. They are cheaply made and completely crappy items and I will spread the word as far as I can to every and anyone I know now to buy from this company-ever!! As soon as I finish this I intend to smash these crappy things and take it as a loss. I will buy elsewhere. Very angry and upset and tired of being screwed over.
Received the My Spy Birdhouse, but a third party called to confirm my order which was misleading because they ask about what I did order and stated that I would receive a $100 gift card in the mail, and I had so many days to cancel before my card was charged, but never received the info to cancel. Called my spy Birdhouse back and was giving different numbers on several occasions, which none was right. This is a bad company posing as confirming what you have ordered but trying to charge your card for something else. I recommend using a prepaid card with only the amount you are going to order so you wont have to track anyone down about your money.
After ordering got predatory calls and had to hang up. Received bird houses and I did not get the free gift that I was supposed to get. But the thing that floored me is that they bird houses are warped plastic that is glued together! I thought that the bird houses were wood. Very angry! Not Happy! Going to have to watch my credit card now.
Check your credit card statement!!!
Charged me twice, two different amounts, when I only ordered one birdhouse. Also only received an email receipt for one, so I never would've known if I didn't check my statement.
They charge your credit card before you actually submit the order... You can't hit "back." Called customer service, no help. Completely unethical - I wish I had researched before I ordered. Give your business to an ethical company. DO NOT order anything from this company.
Placed my order on feb 12. After I placed my order I read some of these reviews and I was a little scared! But I received confirmation of my order the next day and I received my order within 3 weeks. No annoying phone calls, no extra charges on my credit card and the product is great. Some people are complaining about the suction cups not being secure but it also comes with double sided tape to use instead, so it's not an issue. My kids are so excited to put the birdhouse up and start watching! Hopefully only a few more weeks of winter and we can use it!
I did not order online, so i didn't experience any of these scams other reviewers are reporting. I found this at a flea market for a price less than it would've been ordering, and the house seems to be sturdy enough. I haven't gotten a bird yet though :( I'm not sure if the suction cups will continue to hold, but so far they seem reliable. Overall i believe this will be a fun experience! :)
Do not give these people your CC number
Very predatory use of cc. phone orders not confirmed, multiplied order, never gave end of call confirm/review and hung up to find they had charged my card for 6 birdhouses. Immediately called to check status. Said call by in 5-20hr. Received call next morning to let me know they would send $100 gas cards with order and auto charge card if not cancelled..which I had to do. Cancelled order within 18 hr of placing - asked for email to confirm cancel..no email. finally called my cc company to refuse the charge and consider any future use of card by this company fraud.
HORRIBLE customer service and should not be allowed to be in business with these practices.
I ordered 2 of the my spy birdhouses online on a Sunday afternoon & declined all pop-ups for additional items. The total of my order was more than it should have been. When I called the company the next morning before 10:00 a.m., I was told the order had already been processed & shipped &, therefore, the extra items could not be removed.
Frankly I don't believe this. The customer service rep, who was rude, agreed to remove $14.98 from my charge card. However, I am still not happy. I should have read the reviews first!
l feel like someone was trying to scam me from the info they got from my order
Rep called me after I had already placed and confirmed my order online . The first lady I spoke with wanted to sell me a membership for some kind of savings card. I told her I wasn't interested. She directs me to another gentleman who tried the same thing then said in order to get my ISpy feeder I would need to tell him my credit card info again. In so many words I told him no.
DO not buy this Bird House!
Overcharge on s/h and the quality is VERY POOR! I am not going to go on and on like others did but, I will say I agree with them. It is NOT worth what I paid for it and I would NOT recommend to a friend or a stranger.
Added Item. Could not change order
They try to add all kinds of things to your order. I declined. However, after providing my CC info, got the total and they added on the "free" feeder for an extra $7 shipping. There was no way to revise or cancel. I hit the back button and it processed my order with the extra item and fee.
I immediately emailed and tried to call the company but, didn't get a response. A couple days got an email saying it was too late but I could send the feeder back - less shipping. I would have shipped it all back except my kids really wanted it for my wife's birthday, so I reluctantly kept it. That turned out to be a lie because about a week later I got the shipping notice. They spew complete B.S.
By the way it is typical Chinese plastic crap. Very cheap and poorly made. Not worth $5 in my opinion.
Bird death is fun!!! (not)
I loved watching my birds get attacked by maggots, while my son watched! He was traumatized by the site, but it made me only want to kill more... Long story short. My birdhouse is now a bird torture chamber:)! (sarcasm)
PS I'm gonna hunt you gas reps down and put you in my birdhouse, unless you stop calling me :)
After 2 attempts I ordered 1 house, after fendeing off heavy pressure to buy 5. A few days later I got a call from a high- pressure salesman pushing a $100 gas card that I would be billed for forever unless I called and cancelled it. When I refused he got very rude and unprofessional. It has been over a month and not bird house, I suspect he trashed my order and will still try to charge my card. DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY EVER!!!