Attracting and feeding birds without allowing squirrels to get the seed. This unique squirrel proof feeder will increase your bird traffic while minimizing your seed lost to squirrels. read full product details »
The Perky-Pet® Squirrel Shield Wild Bird Tube Feeder features patented caged ports which allow birds to feed easily, while protecting against squirrels. Circular guards surrounding the feeding ports prevent seed scattering. The feeder is a breeze to fill and clean with its removable base, and is sure to keep birds happy all season long!
Note: This feeder can be hung or pole mounted.
Dimensions 6.25" x 6.25" x 16.5"
All metal and plastic feeder
Caged ports protects seed
Eliminates seed scattering
Removable metal base for easy cleaning
1 lb seed capacity
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Wild Birds love:
4 feeding ports
Patented caged ports for easy feeding and to offer protection from squirrels
Circular perch guards save more seed for birds and less for squirrels
Patented caged ports for providing maximum protection against squirrels and effortless feeding for birds
Circular guards surrounding feeding ports prevents seed scattering from wind and squirrel interference
Easy filling and cleaning with help of removable base
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.
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»
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 and best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. This seed is accepted by the greatest variety of birds.
Mixed Seed is also popular. It is best to buy the mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell. Mixes containing finely cracked corn and black oil sunflower are also preferred by a large number of birds.
Thistle Seed is imported from Africa and Asia. Thistle won't germinate, however, it has a tendency to become moldy due to lack of air circulation. If you notice mold on the seed, it must be removed from the feeder and the feeder must be cleaned thoroughly.
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.
Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders.
Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when soiled.
Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.
Q. What is the importance of providing water for wild birds?
A. Wild birds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need seed. Birds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also for bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide birds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for birds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy. By adding a water source, you also can attract a larger variety of birds to your yard. You may even attract more colorful birds that don't eat seed, but are in need of water!
Perky-Pet® Squirrel Shield Tube Feeder is rated
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Rated 1 out of
Birds will not use this feederI have multiple feeders in my front and back yard and this one does not work. I used the suggested food and even moved the feeder to different locations in my yard. The birds get frustrated and are not able to get seeds out of feeder. Will return for different item in the store.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of
Squirrel FrustrationOK. No bird feeder keeps all the squirrels away all of the time. But this one comes pretty close. The birds actually get a large share of the seed. The only problem is that this feeder is too small for large birds. Our grosbeaks do stop to eat a seed or two but they're obviously uncomfortable when they do. The woodpeckers don't even bother to give it a try.Complain to Perky-Pet. Maybe they'll understand the need for an up-scaled model for our 2X and 3X feathered friends.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 4 out of
Good feederThis one is like some I have had in the past and seems to be holding up well.
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of
Functional and easy to useThis bird feeder hangs outside my mother's nursing home window. It is easy and quick to refill it when I visit. Good inexpensive source of entertainment.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 3 out of
Only Small Birds AllowedThis piece a'junk allows for only small to tiny birds to feed from it. Even Cardinals are too scared to try it out. That's a good thing for small birds I suppose. I don't want anything crazy like crows/ravens/eagles to eat from it, but I expected it to be big enough from Cardinals.
The holder only allows tiny seeds to be pulled out by tiny birds (sunflower seeds and corn pieces are out of the picture...or risk small birds not being able to pull seeds out). If small birds eating small seeds are what you're looking for, then go for it...and it prevents crafty squirrels from getting to the seeds.
I see it as a very limiting feeder, so I don't recommend it.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 1 out of
Plastic & cheap!This feeder really isn't worth it. Cheap plastic inside and out. Squirrel shield just clogged so birds couldn't retrieve the seed. Tossed it out.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of
Great feeder for the moneyEasy to use, well made. Squirrel proof as advertised. One caveat, must use small seed in order to keep feeder ports from jamming up with larger seeds, thus stopping the flow of seed to the ports. Good for small birds, but larger birds have a difficult time accessing the ports while sitting on the perches.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 4 out of
indeed squirrel proof!Good price compared to others w/ the same claim. The squirrels just look at it and move on...YIPPEE!