Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeder - Specifications
- Ports close under a squirrel’s weight, preventing them from raiding seed supply
- Rustic metal finish
- U-shaped perches
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird feeder
- 8 lb seed capacity
- 9 seed-dispensing ports
- Measures 10 inches long by 10 inches wide by 20.84 inches high
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, and/or mixed seed
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Ratenot satisfied
Birds love it but the Squirels have eaten away the plastic opening on one of the feeding chanels and seed pours out of that one half way up. I think it should be sturdier for the money...Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
The weight-activated cage should block access to the ports, but squirrels can sometimes get creative. 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) for further assistance.
For additional squirrel-deterrent measures, we recommend placing the feeder out of jumping reach, adding a baffle above the feeder, or adding cayenne pepper to the seed.
Review RateNot worth the moneyI bought this feeder about two months ago. In that period, I've had to replace the springs once, and of the replacements, one has rusted out and the other two are hyper-extended due to the squirrels hanging on the cage. In addition I had to replace a couple of the plastic inserts. The replacements were all warped which prevented them from fitting properly and also interfered with the cage dropping when squirrels got on the feeder.
For the money, I'd suggest three of the single feeders. I've had my single feeder for over 5 years and never had a problem. Three single feeders are about the same price as the larger three tube feeder.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThank you for the time taken to provide this feedback, and apologize for this unusual experience. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can make this right.
When squirrels continue to pester feeders, consider some of these tips for additional squirrel-deterrent measures:
1. Place feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet away from the nearest jumping off point.
2. Add cayenne pepper to the seed. Since birds have no sense of taste or smell, it will not affect them, but it will repel squirrels.
3. Safflower seed is nutritious and attracts a wide variety of birds, but squirrels usually don't like it.
4. Installing a baffle above the feeder can prevent access from higher launching points.
Review RateStarted out good....I bought this 3 weeks ago and was so happy with it, initially the squirrels couldn't get at the seeds, now they have chewed through the plastic ports and ruined the springs, seed is pouring through a hole in one of the sides...Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. 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 better understand what happened and provide assistance.
Review RatePerky Pet Bird FeederI love Perky Pet products and thier website. They always have what I need and deliver!
Review RateSolid and so far, good deterrent against squirrelsHave only had my feeder up one week - so far so good on squirrel deterrent. Strongly advise hanging on a strong metal shepherd's hook type pole, away from things that squirrels can jump from. Also, use coconut oil or similar substance on the pole to keep the squirrels off. However, the lubricant will weaken and the critters will get on the feeder. Given the capacity, the feeder doesn't require frequent refilling - the avian critters love it.
Review RateMy birds love it !!I really like this bird feeder but the squirrels have found a way to hang upside down on it and still eat the bird seed. But my birds love it !!
Review Ratemixed bagI bought two of these feeders, you have to stay on top of the springs as they get stuck on the metal (due to persistent squirrel attacks) The system does a great job shutting out the squirrels from the opening where the seed is available, but with the weight of the squirrels hanging on the system they were still able to eat through the plastic at the very base and create their own permanent openings. Not a bad system but needs some work. I still have one hanging out back after one full year and it is holding up well
Review RateGoodbye to squirrelsWe have an abundance of squirrels, when we first hung this feeder a couple tried to get to the food, but did not succeed. Now they don't even try
Review RateA Similar IssueLike other reviews, I have had a problem with squirrels hanging upside down on the feeder and chewing the seed ports until they fall out (along with all the seed). Metal replacement seed tubes are not available, but Customer Service graciously offered to send a new feeder (arrived in 2 days). I will attempt to modify the seed ports by securing metal washers. Results to follow.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThank you for the valuable feedback. Our product team always looks for possible product improvements and consumer suggestions are helpful.
We are glad that our Consumer Relations Team was able to provide a replacement feeder. Please give them a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review Rategreat featuresI bought this a month ago and so happy that I did. No more squirrels! yaaayy!!
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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.
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.