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Squirrel –Be-Gone® The Baffler

model #: 397

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Attracting and feeding birds without allowing squirrels to get the seed. This unique squirrel proof feeder will increase your bird traffic while minimizing seed lost to squirrels.  read full product details »  

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Squirrel –Be-Gone® The Baffler 


The Squirrel –Be-Gone® The Baffler features an all metal dome and base, perfect for those with heavy squirrel traffic. The feeder protects against squirrels with its patented weight-activated base which tilts to instantly close off feeding ports. The dome tilts and wobbles as well to throw squirrels off balance who try and land on the feeder. Your feathered friends will love all the protection The Baffler has to offer and enjoy feeding in peace with other birds, not squirrels!
Feeder Specifications:
  • Dimensions 25" x 11.7" x 11.7"
  • Metal dome and patented metal base
  • Powder-coated to protect feeder surface
  • 3 lb seed capacity



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Wild Birds love:

  • 4 feeding ports
  • Ultimate squirrel protection
  • Durable metal dome and patented weight-activated base
  • Convenient metal perches while feeding

You'll love:

    • Metal dome and patented base provide maximum durability against squirrels
    • Dome tilts and wobbles to throw squirrels off balance
    • Base tilts under a squirrel's weight to close off ports
    • Special powder-coating to protect feeder surface
    • Relaxation while watching wild birds feeding


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Squirrel –Be-Gone® The Baffler is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality It is working fine after I had to smooth out one of the metal prongs of the top cover. The one that gets inserted in to the hole on the top end of the plastic tube. Doing that the same metal wire became detached from the cover. Even with that the feeder is working fine. A final quality inspection will do the job.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite feeder I had a "big box" store plastic version of this feeder that I loved but when I wanted more of them they were gone. This one holds more seed, has a metal dome that won't get chewed by squirrels and chipmunks, and works like a charm. Highly recommended! Super product and excellent customer service.
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Squirrels are not a problem now Other feeders I've used did not deter squirrels but I am happy to say this one does. It works. Only the birds get fed from the feeder!
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review This is exactly the bird feeder I've been looking for. We have a serious problem with very "intelligent" squirrels. They've managed to get into every bird feeder I've used and ruined most of them. This feeder is sturdy. It also works to keep the squirrels off, at least so far. I hung it on a moderately high branch where it's easy for me to fill and so far the birds have figured it out, but the squirrels are kept at bay. I hope this continues. The feeder can hold three pounds of seed. That, of course, depends on the type of see you use. This is another plus for me. We have a lot of birds here and the other feeders would run out after one or two days. So far this one has lasted a week. The price is rather high, although not all that much worse than the feeders in the stores in town, but if it keeps the squirrels away and lasts several seasons, it's worth it. It's certainly better than investing in a new bird feeder every year and having it ruined.
Date published: 2013-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review, Squirrel-proof This is a study feeder, with a tube 4.5" in diameter. The seed comes out the bottom of the tube into a small tray that goes around the tube. The birds can feed through 4 holes in a metal sleeve that is suspended by a spring from the bottom of the tube. The main selling points on bird feeders seems to be 1) How squirrel-proof is it, 2) how long will it last, and 3) how much does it cost? I will add a 4th of my own requirements, and that is how deer-proof is it. I have had deer come in Winter and tilt my Perky-Pet 7103-2 Copper Triple Tube Bird Feeder feeder and drain the whole thing in a night. The hoof-prints in the snow gave them away. ;-) So this feeder appears to be both squirrel- and deer-proof. Tilting the feeder does lose some seed, but it does not flow out very easily, especially when the bottom part is pulled down like when a squirrel or deer is trying to get into it. The top dome also tilts when weight is on it, which will certainly cause squirrels and chipmunks to slide off. I think it's a good design. How long will it last? They claim a heavy-duty, powder coated finish, which I assume is over standard steel. The spring inside the bottom part to make it tilt I assume is steel as well. So this feeder will likely rust in maybe 5+ years, and once the spring rusts away, the bottom will fall off the tube - the spring is the only thing holding it on. You will have to get a new spring from Perky Pet. Aluminum or stainless steel would be better materials. How much does it cost? This feed is on the expensive side, especially not knowing what materials it's made of and how long it will last. I would wait for a price-reduction from the list price.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review, Thwarts Perky Squirrels I hung this feeder in the same spot as another squirrel proof feeder that the squirrels never defeated but never stopped trying to vanquish it either. The squirrel-be-gone feeder is large with it's eventual weight determined by the type and amount of seed used to fill it. Listed capacity is three pounds, but we keep it half full to keep the weight down. Filled to capacity this feeder requires sturdy support. It is easy to assemble the feeder with the only challenging part the piece that hooks into the plastic tube. Filling the tube is no harder than filling any other feeder of this type though I found that using a funnel makes filling much easier and neater. The base and baffle are made of powder coated metal - I'm guessing aluminum because a magnet doesn't stick to it. Most importantly, does it keep the squirrels at bay? So far I'd have to say yes because mostly they don't even try to get into this feeder. Even if they could get past the baffle, the perches are too small for a squirrel to grasp securely. Even the Rodan-sized blackbirds in our yard have a difficult time getting food out of this feeder because the perches are too tiny for them also. A deer had mastered the other squirrel proof feeder and regularly emptied it. I don't think Bambi will be ever to get seed out of this feeder. Yes, I was also taken aback by the listed price for this feeder. Yet, the price has gone down at least five dollars since I first saw it posted, and on the day I'm writing this review it's on sale at the Perky-Pet site for 59 dollars. Those who have spent years battling the squirrels might not mind paying this much for a squirrel-proof feeder that actually works.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No more chasing squirrels Since we've had the new feeder up, I've seen squirrels try to climb up onto once, and were defeated each time by the wobbly baffle. I was initially concerned that since it holds only 3lbs of seed, I would have to refill it more often, but so far, the without the squirrels, the a full feeder lasts almost a week. Great product - we are very happy with it. It is more difficult to get the baffle off and refill than our other feeder due to the small hole on top with the wire hanger across, but worth the effort not to have to chase squirrels anymore.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect squirrel-proof feeder After purchasing 23 so-called squirrel proof bird feeders over the past 15 years, this product actually works ! The moving baffle cover on top causes the squirrels to slide off. After a few months, they have learned they cant get at the seed anymore from the tree down ( hanging feeder on PVC chain from a branch of tree) and are left to collect seed from ground only. This is a miracle product and well worth the cost.
Date published: 2013-05-14
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