Birdscapes® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Weight sensitive bar prevents squirrels from feeding
- Brushed nickel finish
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird feeder
- 12 lb seed capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateBad feeder, great customer service
Awful feeder. After 2 days with very few birds coming to feed, I decided to switch the feeder to a different area in my yard that had another feeder on which the birds seemed to love. As soon as I hung the feeder on the new hook the cable snapped. Not surprised because this is a very heavy feeder even without seed inside. The broken cable frustrated me to the point of calling customer service. I must say, I was very impressed with the service I received and they are replacing the feeder with another one that I chose instead. I would buy from Perky Pet again, just not this model of feeder!Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are glad to know that we were able to provide a solution. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateSquirrel-Be Gone.I bought this a month ago. It's called squirrel Be Gone, and so are the birds. The tray where the seeds come out, fills up with water when it rains, then the seeds harden and you have to throw away all the seeds. Not only does this happen on the tray, but water gets into the feeder also.Response From Perky-Pet®Tara : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback. Birds like to eat in a calm, sheltered location out of the wind. If there is a heavy rain, the feeder can be taken down to help preserve the seed.
Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Review RateSquirrels love it!Product appears well made but squirrels can still get the food with ease. There is a gap when they push the perch down allowing the squirrels to reach the food. They rest on the perch and eat as long as they want to. Also if you adjust slide weight to the lighter setting, the cover stays closed and the birds can't get the food. Like the way it looks but does not work well.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. Regardless of the weight setting, the bar should never stay down unless something heavy enough is pushing it down. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can make this right.
For persistent squirrels, here are a couple tips that can keep them away from any feeder. Use safflower seed or add it to the mix. It is nutritious and attracts a large variety of birds, but squirrels don't like it. Add cayenne pepper to the seed. Birds do not have a sense of taste or smell so it won't affect them, but it will repel squirrels.
Review RateGreat FeederBought this to replace my 15 year old feeder that was on its last legs, and wanted the same type. This is exactly like the old one. Happy birds, not so happy squirrels. Feeder hangs off my clothesline and I just reel it in when it needs refilling.
Review RateSquirrel - be-gone feederThis was a birthday present from my husband and it has been fun/entertaining to watch the squirrel hang on the side and still attempt to eat!!
Review RateWorks so well to keep big birds and squirrels off.This is my second bird feeder. Both got this one for my daughter.
Review RateHorribleCabe Broke after two days and fell to the ground killing a bird.
Horrible Experience and feel terrible for the birds I was trying to help.
Terrible construction thoroughly disappointedResponse From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations RepresentativeHello Steve,
Thank you for sharing this valuable feedback. We greatly apologize for this recent experience and would like the opportunity to make things right. At Perky-Pet®, we design all of our feeders with the safety of birds in mind.
Our feeders are covered under a one year warranty for replacement. We would be happy to replace the feeder with the same style, or a different style of a similar value. Please contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateSquirrel Proof FeederDefinitely works at keeping squirrels from accessing seed however, wish feeder was double sided and hanging cord sturdier... feeder claims to hold 12lbs of seed and is somewhat difficult to hang when full.Response From Perky-Pet®Tara : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe appreciate the time it took to share your feedback and apologize for this experience. We have shared these suggestions with our Product Managers.
Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Review RateSquirrel proof feederAt first the squirrel proof feeder worked. But the squirrels figured out how to get the food without touching the bar that closes it. Hung upside down on the pole, reached out and grabbed the feeder and ate the seeds without touching the bar.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe are sorry to hear about this experience and are happy to help. Some additional measures may help keep these smart squirrels away. Try some of these tips.
• Add cayenne pepper to the seed. It will not affect the birds since they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels.
• Use safflower seed (or add it into the mix). It is nutritious and attracts a large variety of birds, but squirrels dislike it.
• Add a baffler below or above the feeder.
• Place feeders at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with additional questions.
Review Ratelove this feederThis feed was a present from my husband 11 years ago. One of the best feeders I have. Winter and summer It has given me lots of joy.
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Wild Bird Feeders - Expert Tips
Hanging Your Feeder
- Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
- Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
- Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean.more»
- Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Protecting Birds FAQs
Q: What can I do about the cat that keeps visiting my feeder?
A: If it is your neighbor's precious Fluffy, you may want to suggest that they tie a bell around the cat's neck to alert the birds when the cat is near. more»
Q: How do I discourage squirrels and raccoons?
A: Here are a few simple and effective suggestions for keeping the squirrels and raccoons off your feeder. more»
Bird Seed FAQs
Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed. It is best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. more»
Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?
A: You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way more»
Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?
A: The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders as suggested in Tips for a clean feeding station. more»
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. more»
Feeder Types FAQs
Q: I own the Window Feeder. Lately it won't stick to the window. What can I do?
A: The first suggestion is to slightly moisten the cups. If you have already tried moistening the suction cups, we have a few other tips. more»
Q: Will I find only finches at my finch feeder?
A: No. Pine Siskins, Redpolls, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Towhees, and Cowbirds are all attracted to thistle seed.