Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
rogerbbirdy Posts: 1
Does anyone have any experience with choosing a bird feeder that will be squirrel proof? I have found this website below very useful:
And was thinking of purchasing a wire globe type bird feeder, which appears to be totally squirrel proof. But knowing how ingenious these creatures can be I was wondering if anyone has used one and whether it has indeed worked or not?
Many thanks, Roger
Someone last year had an amazing array of feeders. Might have been fidgetbones.
Yep! As I thought.
I have yet to find a totally squirrel proof one. I have resorted to part of a dog's lead to prevent them opening it. . . . the chain and the clip that goes onto the dog's collar. . . that worksHowever an adult managed to squeeze into the feeder through the metal bars but couldn't get out. . . I opened the lid at arm's length to free it.
I found the young squirrels can get in the bird cage type. As they get fatter on my peanuts, they get excluded.
I have bought new ones this year, but basically replaced my old dilapidated ones with new ones. I bought the Yankee Drolls new generation, and a new squirrel buster.
That's a bit like Winnie the Pooh eating the hunnie in rabbit's house! Visions of fat squirrels waiting to get out!
I think they can get in those ones Roger (love your forum name!) but fidgetbones' has a good one as already mentioned.
I made my own 'cage' round feeders which keeps squirrels and starlings out and allows the little birds in. Even the robins and dunnocks can use it - they've learned to perch quite happily
I will make a better version of it this year with a proper roof - it's quite sturdy wire mesh and has foxed the flying rats totally - despite their best intentions!
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...