Amazon Review, Love this birdfeeder! March 08, 2013
Reviewer: grandma vyvyan
This bird feeder has several good points. It hold lots of seeds and the squirrels cannot get to them & neither can they chew holes in the feeder - it is definitely "squirrel proof". It will last forever also.
Good feeder - Amazon Review August 12, 2012
I was looking for a bird feeder that would attract a variety of birds to entertain my son and my cat. At the same time I wanted the bird feeder to be durable and not to get gross after a rainfall. I settled for this one because of positive reviews, attractive look and implied solid construction. After looking around, I ended up buying it on Ebay for ~$18.
After using the bird feeder for over four months, I still really like it. Despite the reviews, I was initially worried about attracting a variety of birds because this feeder only takes sunflower seeds. However, I have seen many different birds at the feeder, ranging from cardinals to some small yellow birds. Its easy to fill and because the bottom is sloped from the center out, the seeds slide outward and don't tend to accumulate in the feeder. I fill it about half way, and the seed is gone in about a week. And even after it rains, the remaining seeds still get cleaned out afterwards.
Contrary to the name, squirrels have no problems getting the seeds out of the feeder and we've witnessed some squirrel fights over the pecking order. However, the squirrels really don't bother me - they need to eat too. If you don't want squirrels to eat your seed, just spray some hot sauce on the seeds/feeder or buy capsaicin-treated seeds. Mammals such as squirrels tend not to like capsaicin, which is the compound that makes chili peppers taste "hot." Birds, however, are not sensitive to capsaicin, so they won't care whether the seed has been treated with capsaicin or not.