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Squirrel proof bird feeders.

Is there such a thing as a squirrel proof feeder, the little blighters have chewed through three new feeders
as a result my feathered friends are not fed.Unless anyone knows of a steel feeder,I would greatly appreciate it.


  • B3B3 Posts: 24,450

    The spring loaded seed feeder works for me. This one is by gardman. I haven't tried the peanut feeder. I can't see how it would work in the same way but maybe it does.
    I hang mine in the washing line out of jumping distance - belt and braces. Ive seen them try and fail to access the seeds too. Very satisfying👺
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527
    This is absolutely the best and has a life time guarantee.

    If you don't like the price, LIDL have some this week with metal cages round them. Cheap as chips, I have put one or two in the bushes and tied them on.

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,450
    I thought mine was expensive at £25😯
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527
    To be fair, I won the first one, ten years later the squirrels  had scraped most of the paint off with their teeth, but still servicable.  I bought a new one as the old one started to look tatty. It still kept the squirrels off. Babies try it every year then give up after a bit.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,811
    I use two metal ones with spring loaded perches from - about £25 each. They do keep the squirrels and large birds off, although as mine are hung in a tree, sometimes the squirrels hang onto a branch by their feet and reach across with difficulty, getting a paw in the hole without triggering the spring. They are much the best ones I have ever used and mine are now 2-3 years old. 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 281
    I have two pole feeders and one traditional one for hanging things, all with squirrel proof domes, two years foiled squirrels (as long as they are far enough from trees and big shrubs so they can't jump). Bit pricey to start but so is lost food.
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,450

    Stick a plastic bottle over this one and they slide off. Parakeet proof too!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,221
    Cheap to make your own cages with the feeders inside. That's what I did.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    My brother (who I fear is becoming a little paranoid) has started applying Vaseline to the pole on his feeders. Oh, I'm supposed to say other slippery stuff is available aren't I?

    One occasion when lockdown is useful 'cos I'm not sure I want to chat to his neighbours in the circumstances

    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,022
    I bought cages to keep the crows away and they do a great job.

    They even got tested on a grey squirrel one day to my surprise and the thing didn't have a chance.
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