Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder

Model #: 336

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  • Weight-activated seed protection covers ports under a squirrel’s weight
  • Rustic brown metal leaves and cage protect feeder from squirrel damage
  • 6 feeding ports with bird preferred u-shaped perches
  • Holds up to 2 lb of seed

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Description
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder

Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder

A classic among squirrel resistant feeders, this one has ports that close under a squirrel’s weight, preventing the squirrel from raiding the seed supply.

The Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder features six feeding ports, U-shaped perches and a 2 lb seed capacity. The feeding ports have sturdy metal perches that allow birds to feed comfortably but, when the squirrels perch on them, their weight causes the entire metal casing to slip down, completely blocking the feeding ports and their access to the seed. The interior seed tower is surrounded by rustic metalwork.

 

The six perch/feeding station set-up, coupled with the anti-squirrel technology makes this feeder one of the most economical and convenient squirrel resistant feeders on the market! Comes fully assembled.

Remember to clean your squirrel resistant feeders once every two weeks with mild soap and water solution.

Feeder Specifications:

  • Dimensions 6" long by 6" wide by 18.25" high
  • 2 lb seed capacity
  • Use with black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, or mixed seed
 

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Specs

Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder

Product Features:

  • Port closes under squirrel’s weight, preventing it from raiding seed supply
  • Rustic metal finish

What's in the Box:

  • Seed Feeder

Specifications:

  • 2 lb seed capacity
  • 6 feeding stations
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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
February 18, 2017
Squirrels are smarter than engineers By SpiderD

Our acrobatic squirrels easily found a way around your Squirrel-proofing. They simply mount their hind feet on the lower rim of the feeder, hold on to either side with their hands, gnaw away at the feeder ports and have a grand time. The feeder is well over a year old and will not qualify for a replacement, if it qualified it would be back at our retailer.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for sharing this experience. We are pleased to hear that the feeder was able to last over a year, however, we are sorry to learn that ultimately the squirrels damaged the ports.

If the squirrels are able to land on a feeder and bypass the weight activation, the springs may need to be adjusted to a lighter setting. We would also recommend using a baffler above the feeder to deter them from easily landing on top.

We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.

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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
February 10, 2017
Dissatisfied with my bird feeder. By Jo

I think this feeder is a piece of cheap junk. I set it out after Christmas and since then I returned it because a squirrel pulled it down and it stayed down as the cover got hung up on spring part and stayed down. So the replacement also got hung-up and got released but the plastic surround has been chewed up by squirrels and the lid has been pulled out of the frame several times and I keep putting it back but the hole the post goes in is very broken up. Very disappointed with the product.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Jo,


Perky-Pet® strives to create high-quality feeders for our customers and the birds to enjoy. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.


Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
January 11, 2017
Working thus far, By Sonny 345

Our feeder has been up several days and so far I have not seen a squirrel feeding on it. They are pesky and persistent animals. Other feeders that we have tried seem to be an invitation to dinner. This one seems to attract the birds that we wish to invite, but we have given up mixed feed and are purchasing black oil sunflower seeds, thistle, and safflower seeds. I am very happy with this feeder and am

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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
January 1, 2017
Works but not squirrel proof By KF2TI
Bought several of these and forthe most parts. Seems the squirrels found that if you yank the metal leaves by the feed ports, they come off and then allow full access to the seeds. I realize the feeders have year warranty, but who keeps receipts. I'll try some HB weld and see it I can get them to stay on. Other than that, birds have accepted them completely. Easy to feed, and maintain
Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.

As you noted, our feeders are covered by a one year warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can provide assistance.
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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
November 3, 2016
Very poor feeded By Deadrock
I purchased this feeder in the spring of 2016....it is not squirrel proof. The squirrel's were able to dismantle the feeder ports & eat thru the plastic to gain access to the bird feed. Once the squirrel's got at the plastic parts of the feeder, they were able to chew holes into the feeder - about 2x2 inch holes. Consequently, the feeder would not hold any bird feed - very disappointed in this product.
Response From Perky-Pet®
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for your experience with this feeder and we will be happy to assist. This feeder is backed by a one year warranty and replacement parts are available. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance.
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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
November 2, 2016
Bottom Not Secured By Suzanne
Just bought this tonight I filled it as soon as we got home. So excited that we found the latest and greatest squirrel prof bird feeder. I filled the feeder and went to hang it. 4 feet from the house the bottom fell out!!!! All the bird seed all over the sidewalk.
So disgusted. I could probably shove the bottom back on but I am afraid there will be a repeat performance
Response From Perky-Pet®
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback. This feeder is backed by a one year warranty and a 30 day return policy.

The bottom may not have been on all the way to begin with, however it should be able to be placed back on.

Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us for additional assistance.
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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
September 9, 2016
Feeder is not the least bit squirrel proof. By DavidF
Feeder was decimated by our squirrels. Inhale two that I plan on nailing back to the manufacturer. The squirrels first chewed off the top sprung that holds on the lid to keep the bird seed inside the feeder. Then they proceeded to check the plastic sides so that the see just spills out from the feeder. Do not buy this feeder it is not squirrel proof and a waste of money.
Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello David,

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. The weight-activated cage is designed to prevent squirrels from easily reaching the feeding ports. Additional measures may need to be taken. Try some of the following squirrel-deterrent tips that can be used with any feeder.

Place feeders at least 10 feet from the nearest jumping-off point and at least 5 feet above the ground. 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. install a baffler above or below the feeder.

Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
August 27, 2016
Terrible By Bizzer
This feeder last 3 months before the squirrels figured out how to gnaw away at the metal lip below the opening. Once that was gone they chewed inch long holes into the plastic and well its a smorgasbord for them now if I fill it. The design idea is good but the inner tube needs to be made of glass or a tougher material than plastic.
Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.

Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance so we can make this right.

Additional squirrel-deterrent measures can be helpful with any feeders. Try some of these following 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.
• Install 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.
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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
August 26, 2016
squirrel-be-gone birdfeeder By Jean V
Love this feeder; I had one of these before and used it for years; drawback was that the springs work so well but eventually rust and break
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Review posted on www.birdfeeders.com
August 5, 2016
Clearly NOT squirrel proof By StephJ
I just bought this feeder last week and within 2 days the squirrels figured it out and chewed through the plastic on the top. They broke ALL the springs so it's in a permanent down position. The bird accessibility holes are now permanently closed. The springs are so badly damaged that I can not put it back together. No. Bueno.
Response From Perky-Pet®
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to share your feedback and apologize for this experience.

To help prevent squirrel damage we recommend placing the feeder at least 10 feet away from the nearest squirrel launching site, such as a tree or fence and at least 5 feet off the ground. Squirrels can jump 8 feet horizontally and 4 feet vertically.

We would like the opportunity to work with you to make this right and look forward to hearing from you.This feeder has a one year warranty from the date of purchase.

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance.
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Q&A
Q.I need replacement springs for this feeder 'Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder'- are they available?
A.

Replacement springs can be purchased at the following link: http://www.birdfeeders.com/perky-pet-springs-336sr.

Q.Do you have glass (or plastic) tube replacements for model 336? The squirrels have chewed the plastic around the ports.
A.

There is a replacement seed tube for this feeder, the link is below. http://www.birdfeeders.com/perky-pet-plastic-replacement-tube-336tuber

Q.How do you take it apart to clean feeder?
A.

This feeder can be taken apart by removing the springs attached from the metal cage to the inner tube. The tube will then detach from the base at the bottom and allow it to slide out of the metal cage.

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