Turn your yard into a bird feeding oasis with this Perky-Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone III Wild Bird Feeder. It attracts everything from cardinals, finches, flickers, and grackles to grosbeaks, jays, juncos, and kinglets--even sparrows, wrens, and woodpeckers. Best of all, this wild bird feeder provides an optimal feeding station for birds--without catering to those sneaky squirrels.
A charming addition to any outdoor space, this beautiful feeder features three durable plastic seed chambers, attractive metal caging with a powder-coated rustic brown finish, and ornamental leaves that are more than just decorative.
This feeder's innovative weight-activated exterior cage wraps protectively around the seed compartments. When a squirrel climbs onto the cage, the spring-loaded exterior cage drops down, throwing the squirrel off balance and lowering the ornamental leaves on the cage down into position where they effectively act as a barrier, covering the seed ports and preventing squirrels from pillaging the seed supply. Easy-to-access settings allow for adjusting the cage's spring tension as necessary.
This feeder's nine seed ports nicely dispense bird seed, while its bird-preferred, U-shaped metal perches allow birds to comfortably perch and feed. The bird's weight won't lower the cage, but when a squirrel climbs on, down it goes.
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Easy to Fill and Use
This innovative Squirrel-Be-Gone III wild bird feeder comes fully assembled and makes a lovely addition to any personal collection or a thoughtful gift idea. This feeder holds up to 8 pounds of black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, or mixed seed. Use the same seed in all three chambers or add a different kind to each chamber to attract an even greater variety of birds. After filling the bird feeder, simply hang it in the yard, and watch as your feathered friends swoop in to celebrate.
This wild bird feeder comes with a wire loop for hanging near a back deck, porch, patio, or a window overlooking a garden or landscaped area in your yard. Choose a location that not only provides a great view, but that is also bird friendly. Birds prefer an open space, so they can easily move from one feeding port to the next. They also like to be in a location that gets both sun and partial shade during the day. An ideal location will be between 5 and 8 feet off the ground and within 15 feet of nearby coverage, like bushes and shrubs, so birds feel safe and protected from predators.
Cleaning the Feeder
The clear, plastic seed compartments make it easy to monitor seed levels at a glance. Be sure to keep this bird feeder clean and filled with fresh seed to ensure happy birds and return visits. Perky-Pet recommends checking this bird feeder once a week for insects or mold and cleaning it every few weeks with a mild soap and water solution.
Wild Birds love:
9 seed-dispensing ports
Comfortable U-shaped perches
Fresh seed continuously
Weight-activated squirrel technology
Powder-coated rustic brown finish
No assembly required
Pure enjoyment and relaxation watching wild birds feeding
Perky-Pet® is the leading supplier of Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® Wild Bird Feeder models lure the bird in pursuit of seed—providing you with hours of joy as random wild birds flock to feed at your house.
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeder - Specifications
Ports close under a squirrel’s weight, preventing them from raiding seed supply
Rustic metal finish
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
30-Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy
Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
Wild birds are so common to us that we often glance at them without a second thought. When we really look at them, observe them and enjoy their special qualities, we can truly appreciate some of nature's amazing creatures.
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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).
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeder is rated
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Rated 3 out of
A love - hate relationship1st the springs, ya they are a bit flimsy and get rusty and wear out after 2-3 years, but cheap replacements are available from Perky-pet and they haven't been to hard to replace.
8 lb seed capacity, most squirrel resistant hanging feeders are much smaller and are emptied in a day.
100% success in keeping squirrels out.
3 seed sections to fill, smaller holes make it more difficult and messier to fill.
Unscrewing the lid to fill. Actually you need to use the knob on the top, not the lid, the knob serves as a big threaded nut. Also getting the lid back on can be a guessing game.
Clear plastic parts crack easily.
The top knob seizes to the threaded rod that hold the entire feeder together. The rod will unscrew thru the lower plate and the 1,000 piece feeder falls apart. Getting it back together is a big project. I've tried all sorts of lubricating oils and greases, with zero success. Teflon plumbers tape works, but you need to re-apply it every 3-4th time you re-fill the feeder.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 1 out of
Nightmare - well, that's a bit dramatic.I have never screwed around with a bird feeder as long and unsuccessfully as I have with this one. Thanks to a previous comment I was finally able to figure out how to open the feeder to fill it but now that's it's filled, I can't screw the top back on. Design flaw needs to be overcome. This could be good. In the meantime I'm staring at a filled but useless feeder. Customer Service not open today.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 2 out of
How do you open it?I just bought this and was excited to fill it and place it in my yard. But - how do you open it? I tried turning the lid counter clockwise, but it did nothing! HELP!!!!!
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 1 out of
Imagine my disappointmentNot only did this feeder fail to prevent the squirrels from gaining access to the seeds, they destroyed several of the plastic feeding ports making the feeder useless. Even though I tried several spring tension settings, the squirrels were some how still able to feed. After 3 days I conceded defeat. However, at the next filling (after owning it 7 days) I discovered that the tubes would no longer retain seeds. The squirrels had chewed the plastic feeding portals out of two of the tubes so the seed just ran out the holes. One tube still functions, but probably not for long.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 3 out of
attractive design, good priceI just bought this bird feeder at ACE hardware, it was on sale and the Squirrel-be-gone title sure got my attention. Hard to fill it up, have been checking everywhere to unscrew top or bottom...and no clue! used the small openings,and with different tubes it was very difficult.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 4 out of
Steve in Ottawa from
Squirrel-Be-Gone FeederVery pleased - birds love it and no interest so far from their furry friends. Quick delivery - well made.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of
Sturdy and (really) squirrel proofI bought this feeder recently and it's exceeds my expectations. It's metal construction, beats all the plastic 'squirrel proof' feeders that I have purchased. It has multiple ports, great for 'no wait' service for the birds and the three chambers are excellent for different mixes coupled with the size of the feeder, I'm not having to fill it every day. So far, the squirrels have not been able to perch on it and eat all the contents. Lastly, it's an attractive addition to my garden. Good work and thank you.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 3 out of
Needs helpThe dome is not big enough to keep anything away or detered. Had to use a dome from a previous, now broken purchase and retro fit it to apply. That seems to be doing the job nicely.