A Bird Feeder That Closes When Squirrel Get on It
Squirrels can’t feed through chunky holes. This spring mechanism and adjustable port makes them difficult for squirrels to eat through. Squirrels are also unable to get a clear view of the birds, which is why these feeders have clear, unobstructed ports that the birds can feed through. This means that your view of the birds is unobstructed even if a squirrel has gotten on the feeder.
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Squirrel Buster Plus
The Squirrel Buster Plus is a feeder that closes when a squirrel climbs on it. The feeder has openings in the bottom section that align with seed ports. Once a squirrel climbs up on the feeder, the weight of its body pushes the closing mechanism down, blocking the access to seed. There is no harm to the squirrel while he is triggered by his weight. This feeder can be mounted on a pole and can be cleaned without any tools.
The Squirrel Buster Plus can be adjusted and has an adjustable spring mechanism. Despite being expensive, this feeder is extremely durable and is the best choice for squirrel-proofing a bird feeder. It has excellent reviews on Amazon and is very large. However, if you have a lot of seed and don’t want to spend a fortune on a feeder that is vulnerable to squirrel damage, the Squirrel Buster Plus may not be for you.
Perky Pet country house
The Squirl-Be-Gone Max Bird Feeder by Perky Pet is designed to keep squirrels out of the feeder and prevent them from stealing seed. This feeder features six feeding ports and a weight-activated perch that closes the ports under a squirrel’s weight. It has a 3.4-pound seed capacity and an all-metal construction that stands up to the weight of the squirrel.
This feeder is great for backyard birds as it is designed to look like miniature country houses. Its capacity is large, so cardinals can eat a variety of seed types at once. This feeder also features a seed tray, making it easy for birdwatchers to mix different kinds of seed. It’s easy to fill, and it’s squirrel-proof too. It’s also a stylish addition to a backyard or garden.
Squirrels can be difficult to keep away, but there are a few solutions. If you want to prevent the squirrels from getting your bird seed, you can place it in a squirrel-proof area. This type of feeder is made specifically to keep squirrels out. It is usually mounted to a pole. Another possible squirrel-proof solution is to place a clean empty soda bottle on top of your bird feeder. You can also use a Slinky to create a squirrel baffle. Just make sure to shorten it when it reaches the ground to prevent the squirrels from getting to the seed.
Another solution is to hang a piece of sticky material over your bird feeder pole. The sticky stuff will keep the squirrels away, but it will also kill the birds. The best method for deterring squirrels is to make sure your feeder is hanging high enough that it cannot be accessed by the squirrel. If this does not work, you can also hang an empty thread spool in between two trees.
A humane, anti-squirrel bird feeder is a wonderful option for your yard. These feeders are available in a variety of styles and types to fit your decor. They are an excellent choice for preventing bird seed from being wasted. These feeders are not only safe for birds, but also safe for your wallet! A squirrel can consume up to three kilograms of bird seed each week!
This feeder is easy to fill and features an extendable perch. There is also a large baffle above the seed chamber, which prevents squirrels from accessing the seeds. It is also durable and powder-coated for added protection. However, this feeder is less suitable for gardens with a confirmed squirrel problem, because it is made from soft metal, which means that it may experience rusting over time on the metal parts.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.