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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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»
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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»
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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).
Birdscapes® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Feeder is rated
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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 4 out of
good productI just recently purchased this feeder to try and keep the squirrels from eating all the bird food. It works well, however the squirrels have been able to hang upside down from the roof and eat out of the tray without putting any pressure on the bar which shuts the tray. The squirrels have been able to push the button to open the top where you add the bird seed and literally sit inside and help themselves. After watching this happen, my husband put a metal latch on the top which the squirrels cannot open. I am now looking for a way to keep the squirrels from climbing up the pole and jumping on the feeder. This feeder is very well built. It just is not completely squirrel proof. RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET JUNE 19, 2012 Thank you for your online review! We are delighted to hear that overall you have been pleased with the Birdscapes® Squirrel-Be-Gone II™ Feeder (model 351). To help keep squirrels from climbing poles we offer two different styles of bafflers the Perky Pet® Metal Pole Squirrel Baffler (model 341) and the Perky Pet® Transparent Squirrel Baffler (model 340). Both of these can be used to deter squirrels from gaining access to your feeder. Also spraying your pole with a product known as Havahart® Critter Ridder® – Animal Repellent Ready-to-Use (Model #3142) can add a powerful taste and smell deterrant for the squirrels without affecting the birds. We hope you find these tips helpful. If you have questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-855-5-HAVAHART (1-855-542-8242). LizConsumer Relations RepresentativeWoodstream Corporation
Date published: 2012-06-15
Rated 4 out of
Cardinals LOVE this FeederMy cardinals LOVED the Birdscapes Squirrel-Be-Gone II Feeder. I have received hours of enjoyment watching the little guys fighting and maneuvering for their opportunity to get their share. The squirrels definitely find a way to get between the "glass" and the movable metal strip that covers the food when the squirrels weight is applied. Seems that a simple design change to add a small immovable strip of metal to cover the small gap (and/or adding some reiforcement behind the lower part of the plastic glass) would correct most of that problem. Between the squirrels and the cardinals, this feeder was usually emptied in less than a week. Because of that problem and the plastic "glass" eventually became discolored, I replaced the feeder. I went with your Perky Pet Squirrel-Be-Gone II Home Style Wild Bird Feeder, which has some design changes but the same basic idea as the original II feeder. The birds do not like this one as much. Seems that the access to the seed is too small for the cardinals to comfortably fit their little head in there. My cardinal activity is perhaps only 10% of what I was getting with the older feeder. The smaller birds have used it some but the birds have not eaten all of the seed that I put in 6-8 weeks ago. I also have the Squirrel-Be-Gone III (the tall feeder). The smaller birds love this feeder and it is very effective against squirrels. It takes about 7-10 days for the birds to empty a full feeder. Anyway, the products are well made and I have enjoyed them... I wish my new feeder worked better with the cardinals.
Date published: 2011-12-10
Rated 4 out of
Good Feeder- satisfied serviceI have had two of these feeders for about a year. I noticed a drastic difference in feed usage, cutting down on my purchase of seed significantly. The feeders have held up well and the squirrels were defeated. I noticed recently the squirrels were digging in the feeder with sunflower seeds, bedhind the closeable cover when closed. There is a space behind the cover, in each of the three sections where the plexiglass is cut out to allow the seed to feed thru. Over time, the plexiglass has bowed just enough to allow the squirrels paw to reach into that area and scoop out food. I used a thin piece of sheet metal and used two rivets to attach the strip. This covered the space and eliminated the squirrels from getting to the seeds again. Overall I have been very pleased with these feeders and for the price, they were a bargain compared to some of the other very pricey ones.
Date published: 2011-02-27
Rated 4 out of
Feeder with a purpose.I have used this feeder for the last three seasons and am very happy with the product. It takes general maintenance and cleaning but other than that it works well. I have problems with grackles and other nuisance birds, so to get rid of them I adjust the weight on the door to close for these types of birds. Any creative squirrel can find a way to get food without touching the feeder. This isn't the feeders fault.