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Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder

Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder

model #: 5151

  • 5 Individually Calibrated Collapsible Perches
  • Heavy-Duty Zinc Die-Cast Cap and Base
  • UV-Treated Polycarbonate Tube
  • Stainless Steel Hanger
  • No Assembly Required
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder


Introducing the new standard in squirrel proof feeder functionality and durability!


After extensive research and testing, we’ve developed a feeder constructed from quality materials and designed to deter the most persistent squirrels. The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Squirrel Proof Feeder offers an attractive and affordable means of drawing in a wide variety of birds while keeping squirrels away – saving you time and money on seed and feeders. Breakaway’s superior design boasts five collapsible perches. Each perch is individually calibrated to hold the weight of birds to allow them to perch and eat comfortably, but will collapse under the weight of a squirrel and throw them off balance.


5151 Breakaway


The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Feeder is part of the Perky-Pet® Premium line of feeders and accessories, all of which are designed and built to exceed bird lovers’ expectations in both durability and attractiveness. In addition to the collapsible perches, the Breakaway components include a thick-gauge, extrusion-molded, UV-treated polycarbonate tube that resists clouding, discoloring, weather cracking and impact breakage. The zinc die-cast cap and base on this feeder are powder coated for rust resistance and the stainless steel hanger allows the feeder to hang securely in your bird feeding oasis.



The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway wild bird feeder is backed by a limited lifetime guarantee covering material and manufacturing defects.


Lifetime Warranty

At Perky-Pet® we truly believe that a superior bird feeder can be the difference you need to attract your favorite feathered beauties. We think you will be pleasantly surprised with the quantity and variety of birds these feeders will attract, and the money you save on bird seed and bird feeders! Collect them all and enjoy feeding the loveliest, most observable and graceful of animals in the world.


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Birds that use this feeder:

Chickadees, finches, goldfinches, cardinals, kinglets, nuthatches, redpolls, siskins, sparrows, juncos, grosbeaks, titmice, woodpeckers, wrens and many more!



Seed or Feed Options:

Mixed seed, de-shelled peanuts, safflower seed, cracked corn, sunflower hearts and black oil sunflower seed.


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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.

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Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder is rated 4.4286 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seems to save seed. I bought this to keep the squirrels out of the sunflower seeds. Success! But it also seems to be hard for birds to feed or the squirrels were eating a lot more seed than I realized. We shall see with more use.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review This is really nice to have. We used to have one similar with an electric motor that propelled the squirrels. The problem was that the batteries would run out and then the anti-squirrel feature did not work. This feeder allows us to attract quite a few diverse and interesting birds to our yard. It's a smarter design than the whirl away one.
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review I don't know whether to cheer for the birds or feel bad for the squirrels! Watching the poor things grapple with the little collapsible perches almost broke my heart, although keeping them out of the birdfeeder was the reason we tried this in the first place.If you want to keep the squirrels away, this will do it, but don't be surprised if your "soft, lover of all nature heart" is broken when you see the disappointment on their little squirrely faces.This holds lots of seed and makes those little song birds very happy,
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review I live in the woods and wage a constant battle with squirrels over the contents of my bird feeders.I quickly learned that I can't have any pretty wooden feeders or even any cheap plastic ones because the squirrels chew them to pieces. Most of my feeders are encircled by wire cages to keep them out, but it looks so unattractive. So I was excited to try out this squirrel-proof tube. It appears to be very well constructed, and it all breaks down for easy cleaning. There's no assembly required; just pull it out of the box and it's ready to hang. So far, I haven't seen any noticeable seed spilled on the ground beneath it. I've had it up for a week now, and the only drawback I see is that a lot of the birds won't use it. For the first five days, only the chickadees used it. So when my other tube feeder ran out of seed, I left it empty to see if the birds would start using this one. Finally, today, I noticed titmice and goldfinches using it. I don't know if the birds just needed time to warm up to it or if there's something about the design that doesn't appeal to them, but I'm hoping that eventually all of the small birds will use it. I have yet to catch a squirrel trying to break into it, but the perches collapse instantly under my touch, so I imagine it will do what it's supposed to do when a squirrel tests it. When we get our first good snow, I should have plenty of opportunity to observe it in action, and I will update my review then if necessary.**Update 12/27/14: Birds are really digging this feeder now. It's a big hit with the finches, chickadees, and titmice. The perches will support the bigger birds like cardinals, but the receptacles are small and the perches are short, so they can't really get their beaks down to the seed. Holds a lot of seed too, so it doesn't have to be filled as often.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review Over the years I have tried numerous squirrel proof feeders without any luck; however the Perky-Pet 5151 Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder has, thus far, kept the squirrels at bay. My first observation of this feeder was how large it is, this is not a bad thing, I was simply surprised. The feeder has a 4.5-pound seed capacity; the dimensions are 26.5 x 9.2 x 9.2. There are five perches for the birds to land on and eat, each only holds enough weight for birds, any heavier weight makes the perches drop, preventing squirrels from using the perches. The feeder comes fully assembled, with a stainless-steel hanger for easy hanging, a UV-treated polycarbonate tube, and the cap and base constructed of powder-coated zinc die cast to avoid rusting. The feeder has only been up for three days, so I have not been able to ascertain how easy the cleaning of the feeder actually is, yet based on the ease and width of the openings, I am not envisioning any cleaning issues at all. The only negative, which the birds quickly overcame, is that the birds need to dip their heads down and under to get to the food, as I mentioned, this was more a concern of mine then the clever birds. Overall, I am very pleased with this rather large feeder, which should bring a wide variety of birds to my home throughout the seasons.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review Squirrel resistance is nice, but the above are other "musts" for a good feeder. By hygienic, I mean that the food access at the perches line up with the bottom of the feeding tube, such that not many seeds will sit uneaten at the bottom of the feeder. Standing seeds that do not get eaten create an opportunity for bacterial growth, which is good for neither the birds nor the feeder handler. I could see a few seeds in the lower center not getting pushed out quickly, but it would be a very small amount, and it's a good idea to clean out any remaining seeds or even clean the feeder, when re-stocking.It's winter, and my remaining local birds have not been quick to discover this feeder. Though near bushy cover, it's in an open area with few squirrels to start; or at least I've never seen one in my own yard. (Though I have seen woodchucks, skunks, and even - once - a beaver visitor from nearby waterways. So we'll see if other "critters" are drawn by the seeds. For now, a test of knotted socks weighed down with potatoes on the perches has left me pretty confident that this feeder won't be of much use to animals much heavier than my bird visitors.I'm impressed by the large capacity - it took nearly half a 10-pound bag of black oil sunflower seeds. Winds in my area whip up sometimes and sooner or later I'll probably get to see for myself how well the feeder stands being knocked down, but the polycarbonate tube looks pretty tough, and I've seen how well polycarb holds up as stemware or eyeglasses, so I'm hoping for more than one or two seasons.This basic, clean design will adapt well to many backyards. I can't wait for spring, now!
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review This sturdy, attractive feeder is much larger than I expected by looking at the photo--its literature claims it can hold up to 4.5 pounds of seed and I believe it. Our other bird-feeder is shaped like a little house with a roof on top and a tray on the bottom for the seeds, and that one we need to refill twice a day because sparrows dig through the seed offerings and toss any that aren't their favorites onto the ground to be eaten the doves and squirrels. That sorting and tossing isn't possible with this feeder, and while the smaller size birds around our yard have been flocking to it the seed level lowers much more slowly.The box indicates this feeder can be used by blue jays, but though I don't believe their weight would trigger a collapse of the perches the way a squirrel's weight would I think the larger birds might have to scrunch or contort their bodies to get their beaks down into the holes that give access to the seeds. So far the blue jays haven't tried it, but that may be because we have other more accessible feeders they can use.We initially had the feeder hanging next to our deck, but we caught a late night raccoon on our surveillance camera who emptied out the feeder two nights in a row by squeezing between the deck's railing, standing on his hind legs, and stretching his arms so he could slip his deft little hands into the feeder's holes. Obviously even with collapsing perches the hanging location is an important consideration if your goal is to not be feeding any mammals.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review Well-thought-out. No assembly required. Those perches are surely enjoyed by birdies but squirrel cannot stay long enough before falling off. It is lightweight; the end caps are made of aluminum . The seeds are clearly seen from the outside with a UV resistant plastic tube. I prefer mixed seeds which seems to attract a more variety of birds.A cleaning instruction is included on the back of the literature. The base are held by 5 screws. The top cap is even easier to remove as you won't need any tools. You just pull the cap and swing to the side. Pull one of the ends and then the other to remove the cap.
Date published: 2014-12-14
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