Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Five individually calibrated collapsible perches
- Powder- coated, heavy-duty zinc die-cast base and cap
- Thick gauge, UV-treated polycarbonate tube
- Stainless steel hanger
- Easy to fill and easy to clean
What's in the Box:
- 1 Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder
- 4.5 lb seed capacity
- Feeding area: 5 collapsible perches; 5 feeding ports
- Length of tube: 18 inches
- Length of feeder (top of cap to bottom of base): 22.5 inches
- Length of feeder (top of hanging wire to bottom of base): 26 inches
- Diameter of tube: 4 inches
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, sunflower hearts, safflower or mixed seed
Perky-Pet® Lifetime Limited Warranty
Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
Perky-Pet® warrants that this product is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. The lifetime limited warranty applies when this product is used according to manufacturer’s instructions and for the lifetime of the original owner.
If your product is seriously damaged by squirrels, to the extent that the effectiveness of the product is compromised, Perky-Pet® will, at its discretion, either repair, replace or send replacement parts, free of charge. Perky-Pet® will replace any defective part; free of charge, for as long as you own your product. Cosmetic scratches from squirrels or other animals are not covered by warranty. This warranty does not extend to damage through neglect, accident, or misuse of the product!
Except as set forth above, no other express or implied warranty of any kind or nature is given by Perky-Pet® in connection with the purchase or use of this product. In no event shall Perky-Pet® be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the ownership or use of the product. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSquirrel Be gone feederI bought this bird feeder several weeks ago, and I'll have to say I am very, very disappointed in it. I actually hate it. I wish I could send it back. But the squirrels have chewed the top feeder. I will say on the the positive side of the feeder the squirrels haven't learn yet how to hang on it yet!!! So on the feeder behave it has done that, but every other bird gets on it. The crackles, blue jays. so the hangers doesn't keep they off. It seem l from what it said the bigger birds wouldn't be able to get on it!! Wrong!!! My seed gets all eaten up by them!! Very frustrating!! So if you want to feed birds like blue jays, crackles, all the rest of the birds like that you don't want to see, then get this feeder... Sorry I wasted my money!!!!! Really, disappointed in a big way!!!.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThe perches on this feeder are calibrated to keep squirrels off, but allow a wide variety of wild birds to enjoy the feeder, including some larger birds. We apologize for this experience. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateLove the weighted sensorsBought this recently and so far, so good - although my husband has had to unjam the perches twice. I have not yet seen a squirrel figure it out.
Review RateSquirrel Be-Gone Breakaway Wild Bird FeederIt is definitely squirrel proof. Even the birds don't visit it.Response From Perky-Pet®Kelly : Consumer Relations RepresentativeHello,
Thank you for contacting Perky Pet®. We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback.
Keep in mind that birds are creatures of habit and it can take a few days for them to become accustomed to a new style of feeder. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateI waited a week or two and it works fineI did not have a squirrel problem. I have a starling problem and the birds can not land on the perches. The weight makes them slide off.
Review RateSeems to save seed.I bought this to keep the squirrels out of the sunflower seeds. Success! But it also seems to be hard for birds to feed or the squirrels were eating a lot more seed than I realized. We shall see with more use.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis is really nice to have. We used to have one similar with an electric motor that propelled the squirrels. The problem was that the batteries would run out and then the anti-squirrel feature did not work. This feeder allows us to attract quite a few diverse and interesting birds to our yard. It's a smarter design than the whirl away one.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI live in the woods and wage a constant battle with squirrels over the contents of my bird feeders.I quickly learned that I can't have any pretty wooden feeders or even any cheap plastic ones because the squirrels chew them to pieces. Most of my feeders are encircled by wire cages to keep them out, but it looks so unattractive. So I was excited to try out this squirrel-proof tube. It appears to be very well constructed, and it all breaks down for easy cleaning. There's no assembly required; just pull it out of the box and it's ready to hang. So far, I haven't seen any noticeable seed spilled on the ground beneath it. I've had it up for a week now, and the only drawback I see is that a lot of the birds won't use it. For the first five days, only the chickadees used it. So when my other tube feeder ran out of seed, I left it empty to see if the birds would start using this one. Finally, today, I noticed titmice and goldfinches using it. I don't know if the birds just needed time to warm up to it or if there's something about the design that doesn't appeal to them, but I'm hoping that eventually all of the small birds will use it. I have yet to catch a squirrel trying to break into it, but the perches collapse instantly under my touch, so I imagine it will do what it's supposed to do when a squirrel tests it. When we get our first good snow, I should have plenty of opportunity to observe it in action, and I will update my review then if necessary.**Update 12/27/14: Birds are really digging this feeder now. It's a big hit with the finches, chickadees, and titmice. The perches will support the bigger birds like cardinals, but the receptacles are small and the perches are short, so they can't really get their beaks down to the seed. Holds a lot of seed too, so it doesn't have to be filled as often.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI don't know whether to cheer for the birds or feel bad for the squirrels! Watching the poor things grapple with the little collapsible perches almost broke my heart, although keeping them out of the birdfeeder was the reason we tried this in the first place.If you want to keep the squirrels away, this will do it, but don't be surprised if your "soft, lover of all nature heart" is broken when you see the disappointment on their little squirrely faces.This holds lots of seed and makes those little song birds very happy,
Review RateAmazon ReviewOver the years I have tried numerous squirrel proof feeders without any luck; however the Perky-Pet 5151 Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder has, thus far, kept the squirrels at bay. My first observation of this feeder was how large it is, this is not a bad thing, I was simply surprised. The feeder has a 4.5-pound seed capacity; the dimensions are 26.5 x 9.2 x 9.2. There are five perches for the birds to land on and eat, each only holds enough weight for birds, any heavier weight makes the perches drop, preventing squirrels from using the perches. The feeder comes fully assembled, with a stainless-steel hanger for easy hanging, a UV-treated polycarbonate tube, and the cap and base constructed of powder-coated zinc die cast to avoid rusting. The feeder has only been up for three days, so I have not been able to ascertain how easy the cleaning of the feeder actually is, yet based on the ease and width of the openings, I am not envisioning any cleaning issues at all. The only negative, which the birds quickly overcame, is that the birds need to dip their heads down and under to get to the food, as I mentioned, this was more a concern of mine then the clever birds. Overall, I am very pleased with this rather large feeder, which should bring a wide variety of birds to my home throughout the seasons.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThis sturdy, attractive feeder is much larger than I expected by looking at the photo--its literature claims it can hold up to 4.5 pounds of seed and I believe it. Our other bird-feeder is shaped like a little house with a roof on top and a tray on the bottom for the seeds, and that one we need to refill twice a day because sparrows dig through the seed offerings and toss any that aren't their favorites onto the ground to be eaten the doves and squirrels. That sorting and tossing isn't possible with this feeder, and while the smaller size birds around our yard have been flocking to it the seed level lowers much more slowly.The box indicates this feeder can be used by blue jays, but though I don't believe their weight would trigger a collapse of the perches the way a squirrel's weight would I think the larger birds might have to scrunch or contort their bodies to get their beaks down into the holes that give access to the seeds. So far the blue jays haven't tried it, but that may be because we have other more accessible feeders they can use.We initially had the feeder hanging next to our deck, but we caught a late night raccoon on our surveillance camera who emptied out the feeder two nights in a row by squeezing between the deck's railing, standing on his hind legs, and stretching his arms so he could slip his deft little hands into the feeder's holes. Obviously even with collapsing perches the hanging location is an important consideration if your goal is to not be feeding any mammals.
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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.