Feeding and attracting birds while keeping the squirrels away. With its innovative squirrel deterrent features, your birds can eat in peace and you will go through less seed. read full product details »
The Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Wild Bird Feeder features a distinctive weight activated slammer that closes its feeding ports instantly under a squirrel's weight - perfect for those with heavy squirrel traffic. The feeder also protects against larger birds, if you prefer, with its adjustable weight setting. The feeder is a breeze to fill and clean and is sure to keep birds happy all season long!
Dimensions 6.2" x 6.2" x 18.1"
All metal base and ports
Weight-activated base offers squirrel protection
Clear cover shelters seed and birds
3.5 lb seed capacity
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Wild Birds love:
3 feeding ports
Weight-activated slammer to protect against squirrels
Convenient cover to keep seed dry and to prevent birds from getting wet
Weight-activated base closes ports to provide maximum protection against squirrels
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.
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»
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 Slammer Wild Bird Feeder is rated
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Rated 5 out of
The Best Bird feederThis bird feeder has the squirrels baffled. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of
Great BUT GoneWell, let me tell you a story....we put the feeders up on Friday afternoon and before you knew it the birds were flocking to it....BUT the next morning having returned from breakfast both were down and broken by a big black bear..So much for the feeders....I did love them and want to order another set BUT for my daughter's birthday. When I can afford it I will purchase a set for us again.
Date published: 2015-07-15
Rated 5 out of
Worked as describedThis bird feeder was really easy to set up and kept our really acrobatic squirrels off the feeder. They did however sit under the feeder waiting for seed to fall. At that point I couldn't blame them.
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 4 out of
Great basic feederwe are pleased with the way this feeder works. It's definitely squirrel proof. Little guys eat the fallen seeds on the ground now. I just wish it was a little prettier.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 1 out of
not squirrel proofAll the squirrels have to do is shake the feeder, and seed flies out all over the place. It doesn't take very long for them to empty it all onto the ground and then jump down and gorge. This is because the ports are so big and there is no ledge or anything to slow down the seed from pouring out. You can tell right away when you fill the feeder, how easily seed flows out the ports. Well it is just as easy for the squirrels to get it flowing too.
Date published: 2014-11-07
Rated 5 out of
Actually Squirrel Proof!!Need I say more than that? Cardinals and smaller birds will fit and not trigger the closing mechanism.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 4 out of
Amazon Review, Good BirdfeederI've enjoyed watching the Squirrels make their attempts at the birdfeeder and so far, they've been unable to get at the seed. The birds do seem to be able to get to the seed, but I've learned that cracked corn doesn't work very well. For several days, the birds left the feeder alone and it wasn't until I took a close look at the feeder that I realized that the corn at the bottom had clogged up. The space was simply too small to accommodate some of the large kernel fragments. With that in mind, we'll be using other kinds of bird seed, and will probably shy away from anything that has too much sunflower content.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of
Amazon Review, GreatGreat product. Has produced much action by visiting birds. Easy to use and upkeep. Looks great also. Thinking of getting another.