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great feeder October 06, 2011
I will be buying another of these feeders. The birds love it. The only problem is that the blue jay "brats" also love it and empty it in no time. I have it hanging on a pole with a baffle below to keep the squirrels out, as I do with all of my feeders.
Horrible feeder! May 29, 2011
Fill the feeder put it out at about 7 o'clock. By morning the squirrels had eatten a huge hole in the wood. They just ate the wood to empty the feeder. When I got up the next morning the feeder was useless! DO NOT BUY!!!
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
MAY 31, 2011
Thank you for you for sharing your feedback for the Perky Pet® Tin Jay Wood Birdfeeder (model 50171). It is true that squirrels can do a lot of damage to birdfeeders. In choosing a more squirrel resistant feeder the first line of defense is using a feeder with metal ports and caps. You can also choose a caged feeder to help prevent squirrel damage. The most effective method is to use weight activated squirrel proof feeders. When a squirrel tries to access the feeder its weight will close the ports shutting off access to the seed.
There are few additional things you can do to keep the squirrels at bay. Providing squirrels with their own food source away from your feeders is one way. Feeder placement is another option. Place your feeder on a pole that is 10 feet away from the nearest tree, fence or launching place and 5 feet above the ground. For more details on protecting your feeder and the birds that enjoy them please feel free to visit our Learning Center.
We hope you have found this information to be helpful. If you have questions or need assistance do not hesitate to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-800-800-1819, opt 1.
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