This squirrel proof feeder has an innovative method of keeping squirrels from sneaking off with the bird seed!
The Birdscapes® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Wild Bird Feeder, featuring a weight-activated blocking bar, prevents squirrels from accessing the seed supply. The feeder comes in a beautiful brushed nickel finish with a four-position adjustable spring for custom settings and a 12 lb seed capacity. Clear plastic windows make it easy for you to monitor the seed level. You can either pole mount or hang your squirrel proof feeder.
Remember to clean your feeder once every two weeks with mild soap and water solution.
Placing the Feeder
Cleaning the Feeder
Keeping Feeder Squirrel-Free
Birdscapes® is the leading supplier of decorative Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Birdscapes® 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.
• 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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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.
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»
Video Help & Advice from Perky-Pet®
Check out our series on how to attract birds to your backyard. We have a large amount of video advice and help for all levels of bird watcher! 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).
Birdscapes® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Feeder is rated
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Rated 3 out of
NOT UP TO PARIt can keep the squirrel's away, but apparently the birds don't like it either! We used to have lots of birds of all varieties with our old feeder, but now they are all gone except for a very few chickadees. There is only one side for the birds to eat from and there is not enough overhang from the roof to keep rain from getting into the feeding tray. It just does not seem to be a totally good design for ease of attachment to a mounting post. The post mounting attachment protrudes up into the bird feeder versus projecting downward from the bottom of the feeder (with a set-screw installed in the exterior mounting projection). We're still looking for a good feeder...
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 3 out of
The pole does not fit the feederI like the feeder but the pole that I thought the feeder was supposed to mount onto does not fir. The diameter of the pole is about an inch and the hole is only 3/4 of an inch. What pole would the feeder fit onto.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of
Bird Feeder PurchaseI wanted a bird feeder that was updated from my 20 year old one & that would not allow squirrels to get into it.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 3 out of
Problem with the weight sensitive barMy husband purchased the Squirrel-Be-Gone II feeder for me two Christmas' ago as we have lots of squirrels. I filled and hung the feeder out last summer. The squirrels tried to get at the seed and did not succeed as the Bar closed down, but it would not reopen. I kept reopening each day and finally got fed up and put the feeder in my garage. This summer I pulled it out again and same thing happens each time a squirrel tries to invade it. I have tried sliding the knob on the bar right to the back and I've also found that if I hold the birdfeeder on a slight angle backwards the bar comes back up, but if the birdfeeder is straight up and down (as it is when it is in the tree; it shuts down and won't reopen. Any suggestions? I would love to be able to use this birdfeeder! Thankyou for any help you can give me.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of
Very attractive feederThis feeder is attractive and all the birds like it. So far I have not seen a squirrel attempt to get any seeds from it. They will land on the sloped roof but then aren't able to get to the perch to get to the seeds. I keep it filled with red hot seeds (which the birds love), so if a squirrel does get any seeds, he is not going to like it! I would highly recommend this feeder to anyone having problems with squirrels getting into their bird feeders.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of
Alot of perplexed squirrelsMy mother is in a nursing home and loves to watch the birds come to her window. She had squirrels that were eating all the seed and it was becoming quite expensive. I bought her the Squirrel-be-gone ll feeder and now not only can she watch the birds but she has fun watching how perplexed the squirrels are that can't get in the feeder.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 2 out of
Nice Feeder but Squirrels still feastWe purchased this feeder in April with high hopes that this would be the one to keep those pesky rodents out of the bird seed. No luck. I even moved the feeder to the middle of the backyard where there are no over-hanging trees and even added a 16" plastic squirrel baffle to the pole. They manage to hang on to it and continue to climb the pole and then onto the feeder. At that point they hang from the top and reach down into the tray for food or they actually cause the cover to close and perch on it, and using their tiny little fingers they pick the seed out between the acrylic plates and the tray.
Even the Blue Jays don't bother to dive bomb them any longer. Back to the drawing board.
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 4 out of
Not Really Squirrel-ProofWhile this feeder seems well-engineered and well-built in general, the squirrels we have here in Texas must be smarter than those on which this feeder was tested. The weight-sensitive perch seems to work well, but the squirrels here have learned (quickly, one day) how to dislodge the cover over the filling port, and just climb in and gorge. The little cable-clamp apparatus on the suspension cable does not pose an deterrent to them at all. I have beefed up the security with a small bungee cord, so we will see if that works any better. A $45 bird feeder should be engineered a bit better in this aspect.