x7 squirrel resistant feeder
Squirrels can be real issues to today’s bird feeders and many claimed squirrel-proof feeders are top dollar. This simple yet effective tube feeder brings a new meaning to squirrel-proofing on a budget. The 2 perches will hold most birds comfortably. When a squirrel tries to feed, the band holding the perches in place will bend, dropping the perch and giving squirrels nothing to hold onto. Once a squirrel has dropped, the perch will spring back into place. The top includes washers that prevent squirrels from opening the feeder to access the seed from the top. The long and wide tube was also a consideration; 4″ is big enough for squirrels to not be able to damage the feeder or reach the ports by hanging.
- High bird acceptance
- Perches made to hold a variety of birds, but are designed to bend with the weight of squirrels and undesirable larger birds
- Locking top to prevent squirrels from opening the feeder
- Large tube helps to deter squirrels
- Wide opening for ease of filling
- Disassembles easily for cleaning without the need for tools
|Dimensions||7.7 x 4.9 x 18.6 in|
Squirrels are so clever and relentless and it seems sometimes that they’re smarter than most other animals. One of the biggest challenges to feeding wild birds—our own challenge too—is deterring squirrels. We work on a daily basis to create quality products and cultivate good advice that will help us all win this fight.
The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success.